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ODYSSEYWARE Releases Writer Instructional Aid to Improve Writing Outcomes

ODYSSEYWARE, one of the leading publishers of online curriculum for students in grades 3-12, has recently released ODYSSEYWARE Writer, a new instructional aid for teachers and students to create focused and differentiated writing instruction.

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Learning.com Welcomes SAS® Curriculum Pathways® to Growing Digital Content Library

SAS Curriculum Pathways is the newest product to join the growing digital content library at Learning.com, the celebrated source for connecting educators and students to the right digital content.
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Targeted ASCD Books, Institutes Released to Strengthen Common Core Implementation Nationwide

ASCD is pleased to announce the release of four new grade-level and subject-specific books in the Understanding the Common Core Standards series.
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Classroom Evaluation of Word Raider: Escape, Developed by Ballard & Tighe, Publishers Demonstrates Effectiveness of Focused Motivation in Game-Based Learning

The achievement gap between English language learners (ELL) and students in lower socioeconomic groups is often associated with a language gap. Ballard & Tighe, Publishers recently completed a beta test of Word Raider: Escape, a new online video game that teaches academic vocabulary to students in grades 2-5.
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ADHD Study Skills Breakthrough: Fewer Steps Lead to Greater Learning

Parents and teachers who want a student with ADHD to do better in school should get to know the ADHD brain, states a breakthrough article recently published by ADDitude Magazine.
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Military Kids Website Helps Parents and Educators

The Department of Defense website for military children added new features to help parents and educators explain difficult topics of the military lifestyle to children.
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Washington, DC Elementary School Students Get Blended Learning Boost from Hyundai

Leckie Elementary School students, teachers, District of Columbia Public Schools leadership and Hyundai representatives will gather to celebrate an investment in math education that’s expected to boost students’ math scores and put them on track to become tomorrow’s high-skilled workers.
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Don't Leave Financial Aid on the Table - Capital One and New School Launch FAFSA Guide

To help families navigate this complicated form and increase opportunities for aid, the Center for New York City Affairs, a policy institute based at The New School, has partnered with the Capital One Foundation to develop the FAFSA: The How-to Guide for High School Students (and the Adults Who Help Them).
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Principals Organizations Support Obama Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence

The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Elementary School Principals issued the following statement in response to President Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence.
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Lenovo Introduces Rugged ThinkPad Chromebook for Schools

Lenovo announced the ThinkPad X131e Chromebook -- a fast booting, highly customizable laptop PC built with rugged features for the daily rigors of K-12 education.

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