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Britannica middle-school program takes aim at science misconceptions

Designed for classrooms in grades six, seven and eight, the program covers key topics in the curriculum, addressing misunderstandings that frequently confuse students. For example, many students believe that seasons change based on the Earth’s distance from the Sun, when in fact it’s the changing tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis in relation to the Sun that causes the change in seasons.

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Inc. 500|5000 Ranking affirms Schoolwires continued market leadership

Schoolwires has become one of the nation's leading providers of strategic website and content management solutions designed to support stronger school communities, more effective schools and greater student success.

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Amy Bostock named global brand manager of nora systems GmbH

In her new position, Bostock will assume responsibility for the corporate brand and marketing strategy of nora systems GmbH, along with advertising, creative and public relations worldwide.

Over one million educators & students to make their mark on September 15

Over a million children and adults around the globe will celebrate International Dot Day (Sept. 15), a grassroots “creativity & courage” movement, which has generated support around the globe, from participants in all 50 U.S. states, on all seven continents, in 75 countries, and even on the International Space Station.

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Tyler Technologies announces 51 school districts live on Tyler SIS in time for school year

In all, 51 school districts went live on Tyler’s Student Information System (SIS) this summer, adding another 107,000 students and 7,000 teachers to Tyler’s system nationwide.

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ASCD kicks off yearlong "Membership Means More" Campaign, announces insurance benefits

ASCD, the international education leadership association, announced today new benefits available to current and future members as part of a yearlong rollout of new member perks and benefits during the association's "membership means more" campaign.

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Think Through Learning Inc. secures $5.6 Million in Series B Funding

Created by teachers and technologists, TTM provides supplemental math instruction and practice to help students in grades 3 through Algebra I prepare for the rigors of the Common Core State Standards, TEKS, and next-generation assessments.

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App reveals individualized ‘gifts’ and advantages of children living with ADD/HD

This App provides conscientious parents, educators and other caregivers with a more comprehensive and unbiased understanding of ADD/HD at large that negates common unfavorable labels and restrictive predispositions.

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General Mills Foodservice Awards $50,000 to K-12 schools through the National Dairy Council® Fuel UpTM Breakfast Grant Program

The Fuel Up™ Breakfast grant recipients will receive up to $2,000 to improve student access to nutritious foods such as low-fat and fat-free dairy products, whole grain cereals, and fruit.

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Lancaster (TX) IDS turns to WIN Learning’s Education and Economic Dashboard, Soft Skills and Personalized Career Readiness Program

Administrators in Lancaster Independent School District (LISD) are already taking steps to prepare for HB 5 by offering WIN Learning’s Personalized Career Readiness System to its middle and high school students beginning this school year.

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