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Sanford Health, WebMD and Discovery Education Healthy Living Initiative kicks off with new lesson plans and returning sweepstakes

Rooted in the four pillars of fit – mood, move, food and recharge – fit 4 the classroom helps to promote healthy habits among students with dynamic, cross-curricular lesson plans and videos that span across science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects aligned to national education standards.

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Pearson's WriteToLearn adds enhanced features for English Learners

To support EL students at Compton and other schools and districts around the country, WriteToLearn now features a selection of enhanced essay writing prompts targeted specifically at this special population. These prompts provide students with feedback that focuses on the fundamentals of writing including language usage, sentence correctness, mechanics and ordering of ideas.

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Virginia schools triple growth in math scores using ST Math blended learning program

Schools serving low-income, high-needs students across Virginia piloted ST Math last year thanks to a partnership between the Cisco Foundation, the Virginia Department of Education and the nonprofit MIND Research Institute.

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Scientific Learning’s new Reading Assistant Placement Tool streamlines student assignment process to accelerate learning

Reading Assistant uses the power of speech recognition technology to “listen” to students as they read aloud, providing feedback at just the right time. It features more than 300 pieces of content at a range of reading levels, and includes non-fiction and fictional texts.

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Principals, school leaders head to army base for inaugural leadership training symposium

The school leaders will spend November 13-15 at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, located outside of Kansas City, MO, to explore US Army best practices in leadership development as it applies to their role as civilian education leaders preparing today’s students to be college, career and citizenship ready.

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McGraw-Hill Education, Time To Know fulfill promise of one-to-one classroom with Digital Teaching Platform 7.0

The Time To Know platform – which has been shown to increase students' academic achievement and standardized test scores in pilots in Grand Prairie, Texas, and New York City – transforms the classroom by empowering teachers with the digital content and tools that they need to effectively drive student performance.

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Responsive Classroom now available directly in 6 midwest states

This includes on-site training and consulting for schools and districts, professional development workshops for teachers and administrators, and publications and study-group resources to support professional development for K-8 educators.

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Edgenuity middle school Common Core English Language Arts courses adopted in Oregon

Reviewer comments included statements promoting the relevance and alignment of content. One reviewer stated, “[the program] provides thematic connections between fiction and non-fiction over multiple content areas” while another stated, “[the program] consistently provides on-demand writing opportunities throughout the program.”

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Kno partner with Broward County Public Schools on 1:1 digital implementation

The program expands the use of technology, digital devices and digital curriculum for 3,200 fifth grade students across 27 Broward County elementary schools. D5 students and teachers are accessing HMH’s celebrated core curriculum materials via Kno’s cutting-edge delivery platform on personal, district-issued laptops.

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Knovation launches professional learning program centered on strategies for leveraging digital resources

The new professional learning program is available in many formats: online, interactive webinars, onsite sessions or custom packages. Participants will learn how to maximize the use of digital content to better address the new requirements and the depth and rigor of the Common Core State Standards.

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