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Spokane School District Partners with Hobsons’ Naviance to Maximize Student Success

Based on the success of a single school pilot program in 2011, Spokane Public Schools (SPS) will implement Hobsons’ Naviance across its middle and high schools, helping over 10,000 students better prepare for post-secondary success.

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Bloxx Introduces iOS Browser to Help Schools Manage Apple iPad Content Filtering On and Off Network

With Apple’s iPad now outpacing PC purchases by K-12 schools across the U.S.*, Bloxx Inc. is introducing its latest Bloxx Web Browser for iOS6 to help schools manage their Web content filtering and internet access policies on the Apple devices they issue or make available to students and teachers.

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Survey: Lack of Support, Parenthood Top Reasons American High School Students Drop Out

Lack of parental and educational support and becoming a parent are two of the most common reasons younger Americans drop out of high school, according to data released today in the 2012 High School Dropouts in America survey conducted by Harris/Decima on behalf of Everest College.

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Des Plaines’ Westerhold named Illinois Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Jane L. Beyer Westerhold, superintendent of Des Plaines Community Consolidated School District 62, has been selected the 2013 Illinois Superintendent of the Year by the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA).

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Reading Eggs Launches New App: Tap the Cat

Award-winning Reading Eggs has launched its new Tap the Cat app in the United States. The app features 9 different activities that aide children in learning while enjoying educational games.

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New Holiday Campaign to Promote Reading

Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, The UPS Store and Marine Toys for Tots Foundation are launching a READ EVERY DAY holiday campaign to promote the love of reading and encourage all families to help give books to kids who need them most, including those who lost books due to Hurricane Sandy.

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PLATO Learning Changes Name to Edmentum

Limited resources, evolving academic standards and new technologies are reshaping how learners interact in the classroom and engage with their learning, and redefining the very idea of what teaching and learning can be.

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SparkFun Education at Centennial Elementary

On Tuesdays at Centennial Elementary School in Firestone, Colorado a MESA (which means she has to figure out how to teach Math, Engineering and Science all at once) educator named Sarah Bloms teaches fourth and fifth graders various basic aspects of physical computing, which is not your standard elementary school material.

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Atlanta Public Schools Select Digital Solutions from ASCD to Support Professional Development Goals

Atlanta Public Schools (APS), serving more than 51,000 students in the greater Atlanta, Ga., metro area, has become the latest school system to select digital solutions from ASCD to meet their district-wide professional development goals.

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Reading Assistant Program From Scientific Learning Wins 2012 Award of Excellence From Tech & Learning

The Reading Assistant™ program from Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL) was named a winner in the 30th annual Awards of Excellence by Tech & Learning magazine.

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