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Baltimore County School Veteran to Head New Safety Office

When Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance announced plans this fall to create a school safety office in the aftermath of several gun incidents, some in the community assumed he would pick someone with a badge to lead the new department.

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Hurricane Sandy Closes Thousands of Schools

Thousands of schools along the Eastern Seaboard are closed Monday as Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall, attacking the coast with forceful winds, rain and possible snow. The closures are affecting some of the country's most populous school districts. New York City Schools—the nation's largest system—has canceled classes Monday as schools are repurposed as relief shelters, opening their doors to those in need. All of the city's charter schools are also closed.

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Pearson's NES Tests to be Used by More States, Offered at 1,000 Testing Centers Worldwide

Momentum continues to build for Pearson’s contemporary teacher certification testing program as additional states choose the NES (National Evaluation Series) as one measurement tool for credentialing knowledgeable teachers.

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ViewSonic Releases First Premium Laser LED Hybrid Projector for Education Market

ViewSonic Corp.,  a leading global provider of visual solution products today announced the availability of its first Full HD 1080p, Laser LED hybrid projector – the Pro9000.

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Free Training Series Creates Personalized Learning for Students with Special Needs

Atomic Learning and Crick Software have partnered to offer free training tutorials on the basics of Clicker 6, Crick Software’s literacy tool to support the reading and writing skills of students.
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Survey Shows Pennsylvanians Support Rigorous Statewide Academic Standards

In a survey of 600 registered voters conducted as students were preparing to return to school from the summer holiday, less than one-third of those surveyed (32 percent) gave an "A" or "B" (excellent or above average) to Pennsylvania's public schools. Two out of five Pennsylvania voters surveyed gave Commonwealth schools a "C" (for average) grade.

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Atomic Learning Releases Windows 8 Training and More

Atomic Learning has expanded its training collection to include a series of tutorials on Windows 8, as well as training on Captivate 6 for PC users, Flash and Photoshop CS6, Sakai 2.8 for Students and SMART Board Notebook 11 to the Atomic Integrate library.

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CTB/McGraw-Hill Helps Schools Transition to Common Core Assessments Through Practical Guidebook

In an ongoing effort to help bring clarity and practical guidance to schools and teachers as they transition to assessments for the Common Core State Standards, CTB/McGraw-Hill has released a comprehensive eGuide, “Getting from Here to Core: How to Launch the Program that Launches Students.”

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Generation YES and Oba Partner to Teach Students to Become Online Learning Ambassadors

Generation YES, the leader in student-led technology learning, and Oba, a global cloud-based learning platform provider of the University of Oregon, announced a partnership that will teach students to lead online learning efforts in their schools.

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Tutoring Company Looking to Expand Staff By Recruiting 99 Out-of-Work Los Angeles Teachers

With financial hardship continuing to hit businesses hard, countless people are feeling hopeless that any company will be offering job opportunities but Varsity Tutors is.

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