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4-H youth leaders participate in National Mentoring Capstone Program

National 4-H Council recently welcomed several youth leaders and adult mentors as they took part in the week-long 4-H National Mentoring Capstone Program. The new initiative, coordinated with funding provided by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), incorporated elements of Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)—an annual national citizenship and leadership program for 4-H members— with a direct focus on mentoring and training activities for both youth and adult mentors.

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Atlanta Public Schools turns to ASCD for capacity building solutions

ASCD is partnering with Atlanta Public Schools to create a customized, blended capacity-building model of professional learning to provide APS district leaders, specialists, coordinators, and coaches with the understanding, knowledge, skills, and resources needed to successfully begin implementing the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards via school-based, job-embedded professional learning within the APS Professional Development System.

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Bloxx offers tips for summer tune-up of acceptable use policies for web browsing

Among the long list of summer to-do’s for most IT departments, updating their organization’s Internet acceptable use policies (AUPs),is high on the list, but often ends up being overlooked due to the scale of other major system and software upgrades.

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Edgenuity unveils new courses aligned to instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards

Available for the fall semester, the new courses promote student engagement and subject mastery by integrating multimedia content and emphasizing analytical problem-solving skills.

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Vernier launches its 2014 Engineering Contest

Educators interested in applying for this contest must submit a video showcasing the use of Vernier sensors in a project or experiment. Applications are due by January 15, 2014.

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Commonwealth of Kentucky selects Parchment as eTranscript provider

Kentucky’s eTranscript is provided free to high school students, school districts, colleges and universities by a collaboration among the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Several Kentucky secondary schools and universities provided input to create a common transcript as part of this initiative.

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AcademicPub introduces Express Books(TM), enabling educators to self-publish

As Express Books authors, instructors can now publish and sell their own books to the education and mass market on any web site by utilizing Sharedbook's e-commerce, fulfillment platform and distribution capabilities. Express Books content will also be available as excerpts through the Academic Pub Scholar Collection(TM) for selection by others in custom course packs.

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Email archiving made available in Missouri through MOREnet & Gaggle partnership

The partnership will allow MOREnet members to use an affordable archiving solution that includes enough flexibility and customer support to integrate successfully with their various email solutions.

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Ensuring broadband access for America's students through updated E-Rate

As the Federal Communications Commission prepares to announce a proposal to revise the E-Rate program and provide more opportunities for schools, libraries and other learning environments to secure essential broadband access for the country's students, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) today announced a series of webinars focused on empowering education leaders to advocate more effectively for much needed updates to the program.

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eTranscript exchange network available to RuffaloCODY clients

Through the new relationship, Parchment’s Receive service will be the preferred transcript solution for clients using RuffaloCODY’s application generation and management service. The service is designed to help institutions cultivate more “actionable” applications from the right students.

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