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Caroline is President of Getting Smart. Follow Caroline on Twitter, @Cvanderark.

Utah Proves to be Innovative National Leader

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Utah has shown a strong commitment to Digital Learning Now’s 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning. By allowing students to have choice down to the course level, families are able to make the best decision for every student’s academic success.

CIS: Meeting Kids Where They Are

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CIS is the brainchild of youth advocate Bill Milliken, a man determined to improve the lives of all students, no matter what life challenges they face. Milliken wanted to bring community resources in to public schools where they could be accessible, coordinated and accountable.

Apple Joins the Digital Textbook Game

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Today Apple announced a suite of products aimed at creating and publishing digital education textbooks during an Education Event in New York City at the Guggenheim Museum.

SXSWedu Announces US Secretary of Education as Keynote

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"We are excited to have Arne Duncan give a keynote at SXSWedu 2012. His work as the U.S. Secretary of Education, striving for improvements in the quality of learning in America, has a huge impact on the future of education."

Review: Schooling in the Workplace

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A review of Nancy Hoffman's new book, School in the Workplace, How Six of the World's Best Vocational Education Systems Prepare Young People for Jobs and Life. Its blended learning workforce style.

McGraw-Hill Announces Joint Venture with New Oriental

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At the close of the New York Stock Exchange today, McGraw-Hill announced a joint venture with New Oriental Education & Technology Group. The venture, from two of the world's leaders in education services, will provide access to after-school programs focused on 21st Century skills to students in China.

Review: The Influence of Teachers by John Merrow

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President of Learning Matters, Inc. John Merrow, who is best known for covering education at NPR and PBS for more than 30 years, released his new book The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership this Spring. The Influence of Teachers examines how to transform our schools and empower teachers in order to help all students succeed.

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