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Pearson Debuts Webinars on Online, Blended Learning

Pearson has launched a series of webinars focused on ways that online and blended learning can help students prepare for the demands of postsecondary education and the workforce.

Edgenuity Adds Star Assessment Integration for MyPath

Edgenuity and Renaissance Learning have partnered to integrate the latter's Star Assessments with Edgenuity MyPath.

Army Offers STEM Teachers a Summer Research Experience

A program sponsored by the U.S. Army will help teachers of underserved populations improve their STEM teaching skills.

Report: Blended Fits Nicely To Re-Engage Dropouts

Each year about 485,000 people leave high school before they get a diploma. Students drop out for myriad reasons: They struggle in classes, have personal or family obligations, don't see the connection between school and their lives or, quite simply, the school environment has become unsupportive. A new report examines the use of blended learning as a strategy for pulling these students, aged 16 to 24, back into high school for completion or an equivalent credential.

School District Chooses Online Training for School Safety

A Colorado school district at the beginning of the current school year implemented a new staff safety and regulatory compliance program that reminds staff members about their training assignments.

Private School Chooses Remote Guarding

A private school in Los Angeles has contracted with a security service that does its guarding remotely.

NVBots Launches 3D Printer with Automated Part Remover

3D printer maker NVBots has launched what it says is the first 3D printer with an automated print remover that can be controlled remotely.

New Casper Suite Enables Mix-and-Match 1-to-1 and Shared iPads

Software for managing Apple devices in a classroom or other settings has gotten an update to leverage features of iOS 9.3.

Oregon District Goes Green with Budget-Neutral Efficiency Upgrades

Oregon's Hillsboro School District has begun work on a $3.5 million energy savings performance contract designed to improve operational efficiency at 13 schools.

Testing Bill of Rights Sees Thousands of Signatures in First 2 Weeks

Amidst standardized testing season, a petition calling for better, fairer and fewer tests in schools is quickly gaining support.

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