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eSchoolPlus

eSchoolPLUS provides tools for managing report cards, attendance, transcripts, disciplinary records, test scores, demographics, and other student information. Also for teachers, eSchool Plus contains an integrated gradebook and assignment management system. The home access feature allows parents to review much of this information.

Engrade

This gradebook and LMS helps teachers manage their classes online and connect with students 24/7. Engrade has an assignment calendar, online messaging, quizzes, and flashcards. Administrators and teachers also have access to real-time student assessment reports that can be shared with parents.

Pa. publishes school report card, including online and vo-tech schools

The state Department of Education has released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile, with information on each individual public school, including charter, cyber-charter, and vocational-technical schools.

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New Jersey school district goes 2.0 with digital upgrade

In addition to a multitude of construction projects and repairs made over the summer, the Bayonne school district has upgraded its internet infrastructure by going wireless, which will allow the school to prepare for the Common Core by moving tests online.

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Massachusetts schools poised to try out new state test

State education officials are preparing to field test an online exam that appears poised to replace the MCAS student achievement test, but some Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members have questions about the switch.

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Should education funds cover online classes?

Growing concerns over how much state education funding should go to high school online courses are prompting lawmakers to create a range of policies, but no clear consensus has yet emerged.

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Here's an easier way to find lessons online

Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) cuts through clutter of irrelevant search results

Chicago's Internet Essentials enrollment doubles to 14,000

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen, and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago President and CEO Wendy DuBoe, along with civic and community leaders, kicked off the third year of the Comcast Internet Essentials program this week. Internet Essentials helps close the digital divide by providing eligible families with low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month.

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Across the digital distance: The virtual school

When I was a teenager, I used to dream of a future where I didn’t have to actually GO to school. The idea of an online school was a fantasy back in those days, but now, that idea is finally coming true.

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Providing a more open campus

Hempfield is one of three Pennsylvania school districts sharing online courses.

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