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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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USA TODAY Charitable Foundation launches second annual “Lead2Feed: The World Hunger Leadership Challenge”

Lead2Feed is a teacher-led educational program that combines a Common Core State Standards-based curriculum on the topic of leadership along with the challenge of solving world hunger through service learning projects conducted by student teams.

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Highly effective teachers staying in Houston ISD

Now in its second year, HISD’s Career Pathways program gives more than 200 teachers the chance to serve in leadership roles on their campus, while paying them more money for their hard work. Traditionally, top teachers have been forced to accept administrative jobs in order to earn higher pay.

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Webinar: Cultivating the principals urban schools need

Join Glenn Pethel, executive director of leadership development for Gwinnett County (GA) Public Schools, for a free webinar sponsored by The Wallace Foundation and the National Association of Secondary School Principals that will examine how six urban school districts are working to cultivate first-rate principals for their schools.

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IP Communication offers 144 schools cost-saving fire protection

Until recently, these 144 buildings in DeKalb County School District relied on a conventional, two-way, proprietary radio system for fire alarm communications. Changes in radio frequency requirements implemented by the Federal Communications Commission led the district to seek out an alternative to replacing all radio transmitters.

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iPad keyboard case functionality, security addressed by WriteCase Kickstarter Project

The WriteCase is designed for individuals, medical offices and the military where data security is of the utmost importance. It is also ideal for K-12 and higher education since it complies with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Testing Guideline Requirements aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

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