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Report: Charter Schools Saw Higher Ratio of Proficiency on State Tests

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has found in a new report that, in school districts where at least 30 percent of students were enrolled in charter schools, nearly all had a higher percentage of students who scored proficient on state tests than their counterparts in traditional public schools.

U Texas at Austin Taps Partner to Design Online Training for Secondary Counselors

The University of Texas at Austin has selected a private partner to design and deliver a competency-based online training course for secondary school counselors and advisors.

Canvas Forges Partnerships to Bring New Content to K–12 Classrooms

Canvas, the online learning management system by Instructure, is partnering with several standards-aligned content providers to enable teachers to easily pull content into their classrooms.

Schools, Libraries, Health Groups Launch Campaign to Tell FCC to Improve Connectivity

Slow internet connections are hampering the future of education and limiting libraries and health organizations, according to a coalition of schools, libraries and health groups in a campaign launched Thursday. The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition is urging the Federal Communications Commission to make emergency improvements to its Business Data Services (BDS) order to include high-capacity broadband lines.

Illinois District Beefs Up Network Security

An Illinois school system has upgraded its computer security set-up for its three high schools.

Survey: Students Say Personalized Learning Improves Their Independent Learning Skills

A new survey of 4,000 middle school students indicates that personalized learning approaches can have a positive impact on students as independent learners.

Duke School Upgrades Storage for Better Virtual Machine Performance Analysis

Duke School, an independent, preK-8, project-based school in Durham, NC, has updated its data storage infrastructure in an effort to deliver storage services to students and staff.

North Carolina District Chooses Hybrid Textbook for Physics Classes

As a step toward meeting one of its strategic priorities, a major district in North Carolina has adopted a hybrid solution for its physics curriculum.

Edsby Moves Services to Microsoft Azure Cloud

School districts concerned about putting student data into clouds that cross borders now have the option of selecting a Microsoft Azure data center by location.

Renaissance, Achieve3000 Partner on Differentiated Instruction in Blended Classrooms

Renaissance and Achieve3000 have partnered to offer embedded interim assessments designed to tailor instruction across tiers of intervention along with access to analytics designed to measure efficacy.

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