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Turnitin Encourages Writing Across Content Areas with Historical Analysis Resources in Revision Assistant
Revision Assistant can help teachers assign more writing in other content areas at a time when effective writing skills are more important than ever

OAKLAND, Calif. – November 15, 2017 – New historical analysis writing prompts for Turnitin Revision Assistant—a digital teaching tool giving students immediate, actionable feedback while they write—support writing instruction in content areas beyond English/Language Arts. Students, educators say, need direct writing instruction in all curriculum areas in order to write effectively and analyze domain-specific texts.

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StudySync More Than Doubles the Spanish-Language Resources in its Digital Library
Both Spanish translations of English texts and works from Spanish-speaking authors are available as resources to ELA and ELL instructors

NEW YORK (Nov. 8, 2017) – StudySync, powered by BookheadEd Learning, LLC, now offers more than 100 Spanish titles in its digital library. In addition to 40 Spanish versions of English titles, the collection of Spanish titles includes over 60 authentic Spanish-language texts representing Latin American, Latino and Peninsular literature, with authors from more than 20 countries.

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Navient celebrates anniversary of military customer service team

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 6, 2017— Navient (Nasdaq: NAVI) today marks the five-year anniversary of its Military Benefits Team, a highly skilled group of customer care professionals who assist service members with the benefits uniquely available to them. The company was the first student loan servicer to offer a specialized team for military customers.

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AERA Accepting Nominations for Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1 – The American Educational Research Association is now accepting nominations for excellence in news reporting on education research. The AERA Award for Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research is presented to an individual in the media who has demonstrated excellence in raising awareness, knowledge, and understanding of education research.

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MeTEOR Education Helps Discovery Elementary School Transform Classrooms to Support New Instructional Pedagogies and Student-led Classes
Working with MeTEOR Education, Discovery Elementary School channeled its problem-solving motto into high-impact learning environments for improved student success and 21st Century instructional methods

Gainesville, FL, Oct. 30, 2017 – As the lines between the science of learning and the space where that learning takes place continue to blur, institutions like Discovery Elementary School are turning to MeTEOR Education to help transform their traditional classrooms into high-impact learning spaces. A leading educational services partner, MeTEOR helps K-12 schools transform themselves into bright, open, inviting places where students are excited to learn.  

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30 High Schools Around the World Named “World-Leading Learners” and Invited to Join Global Learning Network
17 High Schools from the U.S. Invited to Join the Global Learning Network’s 2017 Cohort of 30 Schools from the United States, Singapore, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, and Canada

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NEW YORK, NY – October 30, 2017 – Today, 30 high schools from around the world were named 2017 World-Leading Learners and invited to join the Global Learning Network (GLN), a community of educators from exemplary schools that develop, practice, and share innovative approaches to education that ensure their students are prepared for career and lifelong success.

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Kevin P. Chavous Named K12 Inc. President of Academics, Policy, and Schools
Education Reform Innovator Joins the K12 Managed Schools Leadership Team

K12 Inc., a technology-based education company and leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in pre-K through high school, is pleased to announce that national education reform advocate Kevin P. Chavous has been named the company’s President of Academics, Policy, and Schools.

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Southern New Hampshire University and K12 Inc. Partner to Advance Excellence in Online Teaching
Ed Tech Leaders Launch Innovative K through 12 Master’s of Education in Online Teaching Degree

As demand for online educational models skyrockets, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), one of the fastest growing universities in the country, and K12 Inc., a leader in online and blended learning  in elementary and secondary education, have forged a partnership to advance excellence in K through 12 online teaching. The program is one of the first-of-its-kind in the nation.

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Reggie Love, Former Personal Aide to President Barack Obama, Education Advocate and Entrepreneur, to Keynote ‘Summer Changes Everything™’ National Conference, October 23-25 in Phoenix
National Summer Learning Association Convenes National Conversation on Summer and Afterschool Programs as Essential Investments in Helping America’s Students Thrive

New York, NY – The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), is bringing together nearly 500 out-of-school time providers, school district administrators, community leaders, funders, and thought leaders for its Summer Changes Everything™ conference on October 23-25th in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference will address issues around providing our nation’s youth with quality out of school and summer learning opportunities.

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR LGBTQ STUDENTS
Point Foundation Accepting Applications Beginning November 1

Los Angeles, October 18, 2017 – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2018-2019 academic year are encouraged to apply online for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit and currently is providing financial assistance and programmatic support to 98 students.
 

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Third annual Money Under 35 report finds finishing college pays off

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WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 4, 2017—A study of millennial finances released today underscores the importance of college completion for young adults in achieving financial health. The study, Money Under 35, found most young adults with a degree are in “good” or “excellent” financial health, more likely to have a job, earn higher wages, own a home and manage their credit, while those who started but didn’t finish college often lag behind their peers.