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HRC launches “Youth Well-Being Project” with Time to THRIVE Conference

Anchored by a new national conference – Time to THRIVE – the Project will provide training, technical assistance and best practices tools for K-12 educators and youth-serving organizations of all types, including after-school enrichment programs, recreational sports leagues, summer camps, family counseling centers and job training centers.

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Pearson partners with Knewton on adaptive science and business products

Now continuously adaptive, Mastering combines instructor-created assignments with adaptive follow-up assignments that address any lingering gaps in concept-level proficiency.

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Lexia Learning partners with education elements to increase classrooms’ efficiency

This integration enables students to quickly and easily access Lexia’s reading content and educators to seamlessly access data and analysis tools alongside those of other programs and systems instead of having to move from program to program manually.

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Clearwater Academy brings quality education amid Florida’s dwindling school grades

As part of its effort to sustain and also improve its curriculum, CAI recently commissioned a market research study to learn what parents considered to be most important in a child’s education.

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School culture startup gains national attention

The app is similar to ClassDojo, a behavior management app that has gained popularity in individual classrooms. LiveSchool distinguishes itself by offering tools for school-wide data collection, analysis, and communication with parents.

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Sheena Alaiasa named National Middle Level Principal of the Year

Alaisa attributes the school’s success in large part to a culture that values people—students, teachers, and community members.

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Glee's Jane Lynch joins Guns N' Roses Drummer Matt Sorum to launch FundAnything Campaign for Adopt the Arts Foundation

The organization founded by Abigail Berman and Matt Sorum, is on a mission to bring vibrant music and arts programs to the Los Angeles United School District, as a way to expand the horizons of children, and to counteract the deep budget cuts that have eliminated the music and arts curriculum from LA schools.

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New interactive guide from Pearson Research & Innovation Network provides insight into performance assessments

To support states and school districts in their efforts to ensure all students graduate prepared for success in college and careers, Pearson’s Research & Innovation Network today launched an online, interactive guide to strategies for leveraging performance assessments to measure 21st Century higher-order skills such as critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving.

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Rhode Island Districts turning to Aspen Student Information System to connect data, classrooms and performance

The district’s adoption expands the Aspen integrated data management platform to a third of all school districts and more than 57,000, or 40 percent, of all students in Rhode Island.

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Net Texts OER content management solution to be featured in iSchool Initiative’s Digital Learning Revolution Tour 2013

Under a new partnership agreement, the Net Texts content management solution for free OER will be featured in the iSchool Initiative’s DLR mobile tour as it travels to schools, conferences, and communities to showcase its exciting vision of the 21st century mobile learning classroom.

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