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myCore now offers CCSS-Aligned units and lessons

Built on Strategic Design, a backward lesson design methodology, myCore offers teachers on-demand support in creating and customizing rigorous, engaging, standards-aligned lessons. With the library of units and lesson now available, myCore users can pull them from the cloud-based platform and customize them for their classrooms as part of their myCore subscription.

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Tales2Go wins a Tillywig Brain Child Award

Tillywig’s mission is to provide retail buyers, news media, parents and consumers with product information and reviews of superior children’s products available in today’s marketplace. Listening to audio books raises reading scores, since proficient reading is the result of listening comprehension (i.e. vocabulary and fluency) and decoding skills.

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Medal of Honor Recipients focus on K12 character development at upcoming annual convention

The Society is gathering in Gettysburg Sept. 18-22 for its annual convention. As part of the convention, Medal of Honor recipients will emphasize the importance of the CDP with visits to local area schools that participate in the program.

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Edgenuity approved as a Nevada virtual education provider

Nevada’s rigorous approval process includes multiple stages of review. In addition to applying to receive general approval as a Distance Education provider, Edgenuity was required to submit a course application, syllabus, and alignment documentation for each class proposed for Distance Education approval.

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New “Pocket DACA” mobile app helps young immigrants apply for deferred action

The free app, available for download from the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores, offers a self-screening tool for DACA applicants to understand their eligibility and a searchable directory of listings for immigration legal services providers, including non-profit groups, in all 50 states.

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High Plains Regional Education cooperative to make WIN Learning’s soft skills series available to school districts across northeast New Mexico

The research-based WIN Soft Skills program is part of the company’s Career-Driven Education model. This best-in-class career and college readiness solution offers a three-pronged approach to prepare students for tomorrow’s economic opportunities.

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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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Edmentum enhances industry-leading learning solution for Common Core alignment

Educators and students now have a solution that can help them prepare for the more rigorous Common Core State Standards (CCSS) assessments, which will go beyond traditional multiple-choice testing to measure subject mastery at deeper levels. Edmentum, a leading provider of online learning solutions, has enhanced its Study Island test-preparation solution with the addition of nine item types aligned to the CCSS.

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Hobsons and Liberty Public Schools bring technology to the classroom with Naviance

Hobsons and Liberty Public Schools (LPS) have partnered to promote individualized learning and academic planning by integrating Naviance, the world’s leading college and career readiness platform for schools and districts, in the classroom through Liberty’s one-to-one laptop initiative for students in grades 9 – 12.

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U.S. Air Force partners with GOOD to launch online STEM network

The partnership emerges from the demand to incorporate STEM to develop innovative solutions for real-world issues. Currently, the Air Force’s humanitarian and search and rescue missions have increasingly relied on technological advances to save lives threatened by natural disasters.

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