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Ohio School District’s ‘Flipped’ Math Program Puts Students in the Driver’s Seat

When Hilliard City School District’s high school students headed back to school this year, they found themselves learning algebra and geometry in “flipped classrooms,” an increasingly popular model of education nationwide that blends print and digital learning.

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New PD Course Focuses on iPods and iPads in Special Education

Using the iPod and iPad in special education is a growing trend. But how do you get started, what is the potential, and what strengths do students need in order to be successful users of this technology? This course will answer those questions and participants will walk away with an implementation plan for a student or classroom to ensure successful use of this technology.

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Follett Challenge Returns to Reward Innovative Schools

The Follett Challenge, which awarded $100,000 worth of Follett products and services to six K-12 schools a year ago, is returning with the prize money doubled and a new focus looking to reward top-notch educators who are aligning their curriculum to teach 21st century learning skills.

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Curriculum Associates Partners with MetaMetrics to add Lexile Measures to i-Ready Diagnostic

i-Ready Diagnostic accurately assesses students, provides detailed, easy-to-use reports to help teachers provide differentiated instruction, and helps school districts across the country implement new and expanding requirements related to measuring student growth and teacher performance.

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Funds For Learning Announces Mobile Version of E-rate Manager

Funds For Learning, the nation’s largest E-rate compliance firm, today announced the latest update to its award-winning E-rate Manager® service. E-rate Manager for Mobile allows iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry users the opportunity to quickly and easily track funding data on the go.

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Turnitin Approaches 20 Million Graded Papers in GradeMark

Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced that it is rapidly approaching 20 million graded papers in its awardwinning GradeMark tool.

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Conceptua Math Expands Breakthrough Digital Common Core Fractions Program

Conceptua Math, the leader in online visually-interactive math curriculum, announced a major expansion to its breakthrough Conceptua Fractions program. The newest version introduces a unique approach to teaching math – Keep the Teacher in the Equation.

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Rethinking Principal Evaluation: Nation’s Principals Release New Framework for Policy and Practice

Rethinking Principal Evaluation is a set of policy recommendations and practical guidelines designed to help states and districts to adopt a new paradigm including the institution of multiple and meaningful measurement systems of principal and assistant principal effectiveness.

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ASCD Announces Additional Common Core State Standards Institutes for Fall 2012 and Winter 2013

These new institutes are part of the association’s ongoing effort to support educators at all levels nationwide as they implement the Common Core State Standards.

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DreamBox Learning Expands K-5 Math Curriculum Intelligent Adaptive Learning Technology at Center of Blended Learning Strategies in Schools Nationwide

With its latest release, DreamBox Learning has dramatically expanded its K-5 grade coverage, adding 120 lessons for grades 4-5 with new content that includes: fraction multiplication and division, standard algorithms, and multi-digit multiplication and division. 

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