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Big changes at Dallas' Alcuin School include upper school addition, new name

Located on the Alcuin School's north Dallas campus, the upper school will feature curriculum from the International Baccalaureate, a world-renowned college preparatory program created to serve the families of the diplomatic corps. The IB Programme emphasizes collaborative learning and student initiative through an interdisciplinary academic core of math, science, humanities, English, foreign language, technology, arts and athletics.

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Net Texts announces new version of its content management system for open educational resources

The latest version of the Net Texts solution includes a variety of upgrades and new features that allow teachers to more quickly and easily create and deliver lessons, units and complete courses using free, high-quality open educational resources (OER).

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Announcing first district-wide blended learning partnership with Reynoldsburg City Schools

The Learning Accelerator (TLA), a nonprofit organization supporting the implementation of high-quality blended learning in school districts across America, today announced its first full district-wide implementation with the Reynoldsburg City School District in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

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American Association of School Librarians pick Schoology as best for managing classrooms

The shift toward using personal devices or school-distributed technology in today’s classroom is called 1:1 learning, meaning that each student has a tablet, smartphone or computer for multimedia instructional resources, to complete assignments, to explore the Internet and to collaborate with peers.

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Extron now shipping all DMP 128 Audio DSP Models

The DMP 128 Series offers a configuration approach to DSP that simplifies mixing, routing, conferencing, and room optimization. Quick and intuitive configuration using the DSP Configurator Software allows the DMP 128 to be installed in very little time, with easy-to-learn adjustments that can be heard in real-time.

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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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