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New York District Launches Anonymous Alerts Reporting Service

The Dobbs Ferry (N.Y.) District has added a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts™ to its existing K12 Alerts service allowing individuals to quickly, easily and anonymously report urgent information that they may otherwise be uncomfortable conveying.

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The Guide, available online and in print, includes an interactive web tool that enables parents to search their neighborhood elementary schools to compare with others in each district, and across the city.

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McGraw-Hill Education Makes LearnSmart; Study Tool for Higher Education, Available to High School Students

LearnSmart, originally developed by McGraw-Hill Education with Area9 for the higher education market, will assist schools and teachers in overcoming one of K-12 education’s biggest challenges: better preparing students for their current coursework as well as success in college and their future careers.

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Cartoon Network, Sen. Bob Casey to Launch Bullying Prevention Flag Raising Campaign

Cartoon Network will soon announce the next milestone in the Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign, building on the momentum of a primetime documentary introduced by President Barack Obama, a growing bullying prevention pledge in partnership with Facebook, and school-based events with Maryland’s governor and the HHS Secretary.

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Sandra Boyd Named Achieve's COO and Senior Vice President

In her new role, Ms. Boyd will provide overall organizational leadership, serve as "second in command" on a daily basis and be responsible for organizational activities and operations.

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Communities in Schools Selects nFocus Solutions to Significantly Enhance its Approach to Performance Management Across its National Network

The nFocus platform will be leveraged across its national network of nearly 200 affiliates located in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

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CDW-G Report: Work Imitates Life in Cloud Computing Adoption

The report found that more than half of organizations are migrating or planning to migrate specific applications or infrastructure to the cloud, and that personal use of cloud services is significantly influencing organizational decisions.

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ASCD Introduces New Conference App, Offers Support for First-Time Attendees

Attendees at ASCD's 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, held March 16–18, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., will be able to improve their conference and professional development experience by downloading a new ASCD app that puts important conference information at their fingertips.

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FETC’s 33rd Annual Conference Continues to Lead the Education Industry

The FETC 2013 conference saw a rise in international attendees from over 30 countries, including a large percentage of attendees traveling from Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Canada. All 50 states were well represented this year, with most in attendance coming from states outside of Florida.

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Pitsco's Math IPLs Move to the Cloud, Gain Any-Time Accessibility

The move gives teachers and students access to the lessons outside of school, ensuring learning continues even after the school day ends.