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Unique AZ district closes achievement gap with blended learning approach

The Rose Academies, a group of public charter schools, provide students in Tucson, AZ, an alternative education setting designed to support each students’ individual academic needs. Leadership at Rose Academy views their student body as an ever-changing and evolving learning community and aims to provide an environment to foster positive academic growth in each individual learner.

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SunGard K-12 Education provides formative assessment support for PerformancePLUS

Now using PerformancePLUS’s AssessmentBUILDER, teachers can build, administer, and score these tools for assessing individual student needs and adapting instruction to help improve student achievement. Like many PerformancePLUS enhancements, this new tool is free for all current AssessmentBUILDER subscribers.

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Scientific Learning Corp. launches ReadingAssistant.com

Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL) today announces ReadingAssistant.com, a new website that provides teachers, reading specialists and school principals with an array of resources focused on reading fluency and comprehension.

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More than 1 million teachers now have access to PBS LearningMedia Digital Library

Earlier this year, PBS LearningMedia launched a premium tier with enhanced features and functionality available to states and districts. PBS LearningMedia Custom is currently rolling out in multiple districts across the country, along with statewide distribution in Kentucky, New York and South Carolina.

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ViewSonic expands Ergonomic VG39 Enterprise Display Series

As one of the very first display manufacturers to offer a 19.5” visible panel designed specifically for the enterprise, the new VG2039m-LED complements 22” and 24” VG series models, which are already shipping.

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Results announced of study on culturally enriching school field trips

In the study of 10,912 students, surveyed at 123 schools, the research team found that field trips to cultural institutions have significant benefits for students.

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Samsung invites public schools to compete in $2 Million Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Since 2004, Samsung’s education programs have contributed more than $13 million* in technology to more than 500 public schools in the United States. Samsung continues to support children’s education by providing tools that empower young people to learn through a variety of STEM initiatives, including the company’s Summer Science Camps, Mobile Application Academies and a partnership with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF).

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Raytheon mentors drive meaningful, measurable outcomes with students

Students who work with the Raytheon mentor network report increased interest in academics and improved grade performance. The MathMovesU mentoring programs provide students nationwide with hands-on, project-based learning, one-on-one tutoring, and real-life math and science applications – techniques that are proving highly effective.

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Wisconsin's School District of New Berlin chooses DecisionEd to provide data management, analytics and reports

DecisionEd announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the School District of New Berlin, WI to enable data-driven decision making throughout their district with the implementation of the DecisionEd performance management solution. Under the agreement, DecisionEd will implement a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics and reports.

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Cartoon Network expands STOP BULLYING: SPEAK UP Campaign

The fall 2013 schedule of events also includes the world television premiere of the new movie, Contest, on Oct. 6, which centers on the story about a bully and his victim, and an original PSA to play on Cartoon Network throughout the coming year.

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