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Learning First Alliance Authors FRONTLINE's 'Middle School Moment' Discussion Guide

The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of 16 leading education associations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools, was chosen by FRONTLINE, a production of WGBH, Boston, to author a community screening guide for their segment,Middle School Moment.

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Shmoop Launches Calculus Guide

Shmoop relates real-life situations to advanced calculus concepts, including derivatives, limits, and differential equations. 

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Educators Worldwide Attend AAIE Institute for International School Leadership

Education leaders from more than 15 countries are enrolled this fall to attend the AAIE Institute for International School Leadership, an online educational initiative co-developed by the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) and Performance Learning Systems (PLS).

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NAEP Findings Confirm That Deep Conceptual Learning is Essential to Students’ Future Science Success

This past May the U.S. Department of Education released its “Condition of Education” report, which used 1990-2009 figures to reveal a trend of more high school students enrolling in science classes. However, despite students’ increased interest in science, only 21 percent of high school seniors performed at or above the proficient level and just 1 percent scored at the advanced level on the 2009 NAEP science test.

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National Food Advocate Network Helps Put Local Food on School Lunch Plates, in Curricula

As students settle into the new school year, they're finding more local food on their lunch trays, more nutrition and agriculture-related topics in their curriculum and more gardens in the schoolyard thanks, in part, to the "Farm to School" movement.

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Lenovo Acquires Stoneware to Expand Secure Cloud Computing

As a result of this acquisition, Lenovo will add significant new technologies and accelerate its capabilities for both commercial and consumer cloud offerings, particularly the ability to provide secure content across multiple devices in education and government.

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GuideK12 Partners with BLEgroup to Draw the Line toward Smarter Schooling

GuideK12 has chosen the BLEgroup to gain valuable insight on product development, pilot program implementation and district trends by leveraging the BLEgroup’s platform. 

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‘Quiet Revolution’ Gains Momentum as Parchment Delivers 4 Millionth e-Transcript

The industry-leading e-Transcript exchange network doubled the volume of e-Transcripts delivered in each of the past four years, and year-over-year growth is expected to double again in 2012. Institutions tapped Docufide to exchange nearly 1 million transcripts through the first six months of this year alone.

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BadgeStack Supports Expansion of Successful NYC DIG/IT Initiative

LearningTimes announced that the successful DIG/IT initiative offered in New York City public high schools has been expanded to provide badge-based learning to more than 4,000 students in the 2012-2013 school year.

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The Saylor Foundation Collaborates with Google to Offer Courses via the Course Builder Open Source Project

The Saylor Foundation is pleased to announce a collaboration with Google, Inc. to offer Saylor.org courses through the Course Builder open source project. Beginning today, Saylor’s Mechanics I will be open for free registration and will be immediately available to individuals across the globe via the beta platform released by Google.

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