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Non-food Ways to Reward Student Achievement


K12 experts explain why food should not be used as a reward or punishment for a child’s behavior.

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LightRaise from SMART Technologies.


Now you can bring learning to life with vibrant, engaging, interactive content on almost any surface. Watch the 20-minute LightRaise overview.

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School Renewal Experts Publish ASCD Guidebook for Fearlessly Leading School Transformation

ASCD is pleased to announce the release of Aim High, Achieve More: How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership, a practical and inspiring new book by school renewal experts Yvette Jackson and Veronica McDermott.

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New Ruggedized ThinkPad Laptops Are A+ Classroom Performers

Lenovo announced the ThinkPad X131e laptop, built especially for students with the technologies to enhance classroom learning along with a rugged design to meet the physical demands of the school day and beyond.

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The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary 8th Edition is Now Available as a BlackBerry, iOS, Android and Windows Phone App

Paragon Software Group and Oxford University Press bring the innovative Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary 8th edition mobile application, to BlackBerry smartphone.

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OfficeMax Honors Teachers During Back-to-School

Nationwide store events benefit teachers with special shopping days, educator discounts, an in-store classroom supply drive, and a $1 million classroom supply pledge this Fall.

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Opinion: Physical Education Reform Needed in Schools

I read with interest StudentsFirst founder Michelle Rhee's "sounding the alarm" commentary on the "harmful policies" in our educational system, but I was stunned that she didn't mention reforming physical education as a key element for our future success ("Column: Olympic effort needed for education").

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NW Mo. School District Starts Random Drug Testing

Maryville school officials say about 80 percent of the district's 700 students will be subject to random drug testingwhen classes resume later this month.

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Branstad Gears Up for Education Reform

The Monday after the 84th General Assembly adjourned, Gov. Terry Branstad stood behind his speaker’s podium and assessed the success of his 2012 education reform package.

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Raises Reduced for Des Moines School District Officials

Seven Des Moines school district administrators once slated for raises of $5,000 to $25,000 are now poised to receive more modest pay increases, according to information released by the district.

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