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Half Of Marylands School Systems Embrace Performance Matters

Starting this school year, all school systems in the state of Maryland will be required to have in place a teacher evaluation system that includes student growth as a significant component of the system.

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Bretford Introduces Learning Commons Resource Center

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc., a United States manufacturer of dependable furniture products that improve how people work and learn, today introduced Learning Commons a new section on the Bretford.com website that contains a compilation of education resources and expertise for customers and partners.

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Public Media to Launch First-Ever American Graduate Day on Sept. 22

WNET and PRX today announced Saturday, September 22, 2012 as American Graduate Day, a multi-platform event featuring a live television broadcast, radio playlist with premiere documentaries, and participation from more than 20 national partner organizations, celebrities and athletes to spotlight solutions to the nation’s dropout crisis in which one in four students do not finish high school.

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ASCD Appoints Richard S. Papale Publisher

In his new role, Papale oversees the operations of multiple business units within the association, including Content Acquisitions, Content Development, Book Editing and Production, and Newsletters and Special Publications.

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ePals, Curriki Partner to Strengthen and Expand Open Educational Resources for Students, Teachers

With ePals connecting 800,000 classrooms across 200 countries, and Curriki reaching more than seven million users in 192 countries with upwards of 45,000 digital learning objects, together the two provide educators and learners around the world with unprecedented scope and access to rigorous and engaging global online content.

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observe4success Launches Fully Customizable Classroom Observation Forms

Principals and administrators alike can easily create custom observation forms using observe4success content, their own content, or a combination of the two.

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Project RED Selects First 10 Signature Districts

Through a competitive application process, these districts were chosen to receive support and guidance for 1:1 education technology implementations. 

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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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