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Colo. district adopts new assessment system with real-time feedback

Jefferson County Public Schools (Jeffco), Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) and MasteryConnect have entered into a partnership to provide high-quality interim assessment tools to all schools in the Golden, Colo. district. “To…

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How this program hopes to double reading proficiency among low-income students

Of the 60 percent of West Virginia students who come from low-income backgrounds, only a third can read proficiently by the end of third grade. That’s according to Charlotte Webb, coordinator…

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Illinois district launches digital math tools

Illinois’ Mundelein School District 75 and Discovery Education are launching a new partnership bringing Discovery Education’s new digital math textbook to all middle school students district-wide. Math Techbook™, the latest addition…

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Growth of a combined high school, community college program

A River Parishes Community College (La.) program that lets students simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an associate's degree will have its largest freshman class yet when school begins…

What Google’s virtual field trips look like in the classroom

Last spring, Hector Camacho guided his high school economics class on comprehensive tours of the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve banks, and the Treasury Building. Students swept their eyes…

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U.S. expanding internet access to 200k low-income kids

A new program to connect low-income households in public housing with internet access and internet-capable devices announced July 15 will aim particularly at children and include training to help program…

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McGraw-Hill launches K-3 reading, language tool

McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, has announced the expansion of two key language arts and reading programs with significantly upgraded editions of SRA Open Court Reading and SRA FLEX…

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Program exposes rural students to science careers

When University of Wisconsin researchers study stem cells, they typically seek to create skin and organs. This summer, their goal was to create scientists. Some 22 small-town high school students and…

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Virtual ed leaders launch Global Personalized Academics

Newly-launched Global Personalized Academics will provide virtual and classroom learning to help students across the globe transform the way they learn. The company is in the process of completing the…

Private clouds help schools weather data concerns

Districts are using private clouds to save money and retain control over data. Is it right for yours?…