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Cabrini Green Tutoring Program Revamps Strategy and Changes Name to Tutoring Chicago

Tutoring Chicago announced its recent update to its long-term strategy, which includes a name change reflecting its expansion into more areas of Chicago.

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School Specialty Adds Classroom Tech Partnerships

School Specialty, Inc. (Nasdaq:SCHS), a leading K-12 education company with the broadest array of products in the education market, today announced partnerships with three of the industry's classroom technology leaders.

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Pearson Joins the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools

Initial reports indicate that only 60 percent of eligible voters cast their ballot in last week’s presidential election. Key to growing citizen participation in   elections and other activities that will maintain a strong U.S. democracy is an increased emphasis on civics education in schools.

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K12 Inc. Delivers First in Series of Online Content Empowering School and District Partners to Personalize Courses, Instruction

K12 Inc., the nation’s leading provider of technology-powered individualized education solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school, announced it has launched the first in a series of content available through the PEAK12TM Library, a new tool that enables instructors to quickly and easily personalize online courses for individual students, groups, classes, schools or districts.

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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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