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ASCD appoints Susan Race as new director of professional development

Race brings more than 15 years’ experience in education and program, product, and process modification to ASCD. Before joining the association, Race was an educational consultant providing training and support around teacher observation, coaching, and evaluation for The Danielson Group.

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Could illiteracy and the lack of effective reading strategies be the hidden cause of crime?

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, "Poor reading and writing skills have a devastating lifelong impact - 75% of school dropouts report reading problems, and at least half of adolescents and young adults with criminal records have reading difficulties."

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Eatonville, Wash., School District completes $2.2 M performance contract with Schneider Electric

The project will enable the district to sustain long-term energy efficiency in its facilities, while saving approximately 24 percent of its annual energy costs.

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SickWeather offers free outbreak alerts

The alert system is built upon Sickweather's patent-pending process that distills reports of illnesses from social media services like Twitter and Facebook, which was used to identify the early 2012 Flu Season 6 weeks before the CDC.

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Apex High Academy wins first Sanford I. Weill Academy of Excellence Award

The Sanford I. Weill Academy of Excellence Award was established on the occasion of Mr. Weill’s 80th birthday. Mr. Weill, a distinguished banker and financier, founded NAF in 1982 and the organization has grown to over 500 academies in 39 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

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Navasota (TX) IDS to focus on college and career readiness with WIN Learning

The program was first introduced in March when representatives from NISD, the City of Navasota and the Navasota/Grimes County Chamber of Commerce hosted a meeting with local stakeholders to discuss workforce development and ways to educate students and expose them to real world projects to help prepare them for local job opportunities.

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Tools4ever adds several more educational entities to its roster

Tools4ever’s implemented solutions include Self Service Password Reset Management (SSPRM), Enterprise Single Sign-on Manager (E-SSOM) and User Management Resource Administrator (UMRA).

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Rosetta Stone acquires premier reading technology company Lexia Learning

With Lexia bringing greater breadth to Rosetta Stone’s K–12 Education business, the company plans to leverage Lexia’s expertise in children’s reading to deepen its engagement with schools and take its digital literacy solutions to young learners in the consumer market, both in the United States and internationally.

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National Education Association Health Information Network and Nestlé in the U.S. expand nutrition education partnership

The National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN) and Nestlé in the United States are expanding their joint initiative Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives to include nutrition resources for upper elementary school students (grades 3-6). Materials are currently available for grades K-3 through an existing NEA HIN and Nestlé partnership, which supports educators’ efforts to teach students about healthy living.

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ilearnOhio and edWeb.net partner to empower Ohio teachers

The comprehensive e-learning platform and award-winning learning network and community have teamed up to deliver the latest tools in social networking, online collaboration and strategic planning to Ohio's teachers and educators.

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