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Lauren Williams's picture simplifies back-to-school classroom supply lists

The concept is simple: teachers, school staff members and parent volunteers can use the service to post their school supply and teacher wish lists. Then, with a click, they can broadcast the list on their school or teacher website, print the list for sharing with parents, or post the list to any of more than 300 social media sites.

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Political, cultural, and funding trends threaten the realization of a 21st-century education

In a recent public presentation made in conjunction with a leading industry conference, Hames challenged key stakeholders to communicate, involve, and challenge each other to build something better.

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Ascend Math creates content for more than 60 Common Core objectives

The new content was created to further address learning styles initiated within the common core and will enhance the conceptual learning styles currently found in Ascend Math.

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Webinar answers questions about online speech therapy

By attending the webinar, participants will learn about the effectiveness of online speech therapy, as well as the logistics of implementing an online speech program. Participants will also get expert advice about the ideal candidates for online speech therapy and the blending of online therapy with site-based therapy.

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ADTRAN Unified Communications selected by Madison County Schools for 27 campus districts

ADTRAN’s UC platform provides MCSS with more effective and efficient communications and helps administrators, teachers, parents and students build a stronger, more collaborative educational environment.

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Leading Partners for Educators become Generation Ready

Generation Ready is one of the nation’s largest providers of teacher and school leader professional development services, through partnerships with districts, schools and state departments of education.

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Think Through Math renews contract, expands reach in Okla.

TTM, a web-based, supplemental math program created by teachers and technologists, provides comprehensive instruction and practice for students grades 3-Algebra 1 to help students prepare for the rigors of the Common Core State Standards and accelerate them to grade level.

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SIIA applauds the FCC for its vote to modernize the e-Rate

The E-Rate program provides discounts to public and private schools and public libraries for the purchase of telecommunications services, Internet access, and related networking equipment.

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Head of nation's largest teachers union comments on passage of H.R. 5

The National Education Association (NEA), which represents more than 3 million public school educators, opposed the bill in committee and raised concerns that it would erode the historical federal role in public education of targeting resources to marginalized student populations as a means of helping to ensure equity of opportunity for all students.

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Educational choice becomes reality in North Carolina

North Carolina’s new Opportunity Scholarship Act received bipartisan support and was included as part of the budget bill which cleared conference committee and is expected to pass both chambers before being presented to the governor.