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The Education Scoops for February 22

By Jodi Murphy | 02/22/2019 | 0 Comments
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School safety is a hot topic (no surprise there) and it’s relationship with social emotional learning (SEL) is becoming more prevalent.  Why the importance?  Educators are looking for ways to reduce discipline problems, build a positive school climate and increase academic success, especially during the needs of increased safety in schools.  I love seeing companies […]

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The Education Scoops for February 8

By Jodi Murphy | 02/08/2019 | 0 Comments
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Busy busy busy!  What a great start to 2019 and I’m looking forward to bringing you scoops, and more good stuff, in the months to come.  Thank you to those of you who provided feedback over the past two weeks.  I appreciate your support and I love reading your comments.  I’m combing through your emails […]

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The Education Scoops for January 25

By Jodi Murphy | 01/25/2019 | 0 Comments
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The scoops have been pouring in the past couple weeks, thank you all for sharing!  With the new year upon us, I’m thinking it’s a good time to solicit Scoops feedback.  Many of you have been loyal readers over the years and so I thank you for your continued clicks. But, is there anything else […]

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The Education Scoops for January 11

By Jodi Murphy | 01/11/2019 | 0 Comments
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It’s a new year, which means new scoops for you! I love this time of year because it means a clean slate with exciting news and announcements to share. It’s fun to imagine what 2019 will bring for the education industry and for all of us. I look forward to sharing the hottest news that develops […]

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The EdScoops for December 14

By Jodi Murphy | 12/14/2018 | 0 Comments

The end of 2018 is fast approaching and then on to 2019.  There have been so many great announcements this year with all of you constantly striving to help improve all things relating to educators and the education industry.  We here at MDR are very much appreciative of all the great things you do and […]

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The EdScoops for November 30

By Jodi Murphy | 11/30/2018 | 0 Comments
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Holiday Chaos is full-force and I’m hoping you all are not stressed to the max…especially with year-end fast approaching.  Oh yeah, that hectic rush to the finish line for those businesses whose fiscal year ends December 31.  While some are crazed, our education audience is checked out, offline and relaxing.  NOT!  Completely false!  This is […]

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The EdScoops for November 9

By Jodi Murphy | 11/09/2018 | 0 Comments
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This time around I’d like to give a shout out to the EDspaces conference this past week in Tampa, FL.  If you aren’t familiar with Edspaces, it’s a conference around the conversation of the future of learning environments. It’s a yearly conference where education leaders (architects, distributors, Pre-K – 12, colleges, universities, independent manufacturer representatives, exhibitors, […]

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The EdScoops for October 26

By Jodi Murphy | 10/26/2018 | 0 Comments
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You know the devastation that Hurricane Michael had on the Florida panhandle this month.  Here at MDR, we speak to schools every day, all day, and this impacted region of the U.S. has been top on our list. In this week’s scoops, I’ve included some comments we’ve been hearing from schools in the impacted areas.  We […]

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The EdScoops for October 12

By Jodi Murphy | 10/12/2018 | 0 Comments
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I’m so excited to say this time around that MDR is deserving of being included in the Kudos!  Our WeAreTeachers team has been selected as a winner in two categories in the The 2018 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards! Custom Content/Marketing category: Social Media/Online Community – Honoring any online community or social media network that […]

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The EdScoops for September 28

By Jodi Murphy | 09/28/2018 | 0 Comments
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Holy cow…EdNET is a wrap! Those who attended are giving us rave reviews, so thank you.  Having developed a new format for this year, there’s always a little trepidation heading in, but we are thrilled with the responses we’ve received thus far. We are taking in all your feedback and will be incorporating all the […]

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The EdScoops for September 14

By Jodi Murphy | 09/13/2018 | 0 Comments
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It’s a super exciting week, here at MDR…EdNET kicks off in San Francisco today!  The EdNET team has been crazy busy preparing for the first of three EdNET events taking place nationwide.  Although I’m hanging back this year, I know for a fact it will be an amazing time with all the great programming and sessions […]

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The EdScoops for August 31

By Jodi Murphy | 08/31/2018 | 0 Comments
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I think it’s just about official that all schools are back into session now, or within the next week.  As we head into the long Labor Day weekend ahead, please take this time to enjoy the last of the summer (pains me to say that) and prepare for all the school year excitement ahead.  The […]

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The EdScoops for August 17

By Jodi Murphy | 08/17/2018 | 0 Comments
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This time of year, I get a little sappy and take a great deal of pride in what I do for a living.  Most of August and the beginning of September many schools will be opening their doors to welcome back students for another another year. While most of us didn’t get the summer off to […]

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The EdScoops for August 3

By Jodi Murphy | 08/03/2018 | 0 Comments
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There are lots of great things going on in our industry and each week I look forward to sharing them with you.  This week, I have to take a step back from that and share sad news while reflecting on a well-known person our industry most recently lost.  We are mourning the untimely death of […]

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The EdScoops for July 20

By Jodi Murphy | 07/20/2018 | 0 Comments
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Are you all familiar with the ILA (International Literacy Association) conference?  It’s held every year during the summer for educators.  This year it’s July 20-23 in Austin, Texas.  Thousands of literacy educators, professionals, and advocates from around the world will gather to connect with and learn from leaders in the field.  Our WeAreTeachers team will […]

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The EdScoops for June 22

By Jodi Murphy | 06/22/2018 | 0 Comments
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Unless you live under a rock, those of us education industry fanatics know that ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) is next week.   I’m super excited to be attending this year along with all my other 20,000 educator friends. MDR will be hosting the exhibitor lounge and there will be LOTS happening (big announcements […]

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The EdScoops for June 8

By Jodi Murphy | 06/08/2018 | 0 Comments
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Ahhh, the days are getting warmer (well, a little) and that means the end of the school year is fast approaching – or has approached for those in warmer parts of the nation!  With the end of the school year here, it’s a good time for us who work with the education industry to look […]

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The EdScoops for May 23

By Jodi Murphy | 05/25/2018 | 0 Comments
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Memorial Day is Monday and will provide many of us with a long weekend. The extra time is often used for fun and/or relaxation…and that’s great!  But, in the midst of the barbecues, beach trips, and enjoying the warmer weather, please don’t forget those men and women who gave their lives for our country. Memorial Day […]

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The EdScoops for May 11

By Jodi Murphy | 05/11/2018 | 0 Comments
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As you know (well, you better know!), this week was Teacher Appreciation Week.  We are so proud to be a part of an industry that supports this valued group of people.  Teachers provide so much inspiration, motivation, and future guidance to their students.  We are all thankful and appreciative of them every day, but this week […]

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The EdScoops for April 27

By Jodi Murphy | 04/27/2018 | 0 Comments
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Spring has sprung! Spring is often associated with spring cleaning – opening your windows, starting fresh…out with the old, in with the new. Well, this edition of the education industry scoops is just that: Many people are spring cleaning their careers and companies are launching new fresh products and services. Here’s a scoop of what’s been […]

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The EdScoops for April 13

By Jodi Murphy | 04/13/2018 | 0 Comments
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Many people believe in the Friday the 13th superstition – a day that is synonymous with bad luck.  However, 13 is also a lucky number for many others, so I’ve decided to make this Friday the 13th a lucky and memorable day… by counting out 13 scoops! Here are 13 happenings in education news (in […]

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The EdScoops for March 30

By Jodi Murphy | 03/30/2018 | 0 Comments
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Oh, the temptation to play an April Fools joke on you all was there, but I’ll refrain.  Just use this as your warning to be on your toes this coming Sunday, and to be the wiser and not the fool! I hope I can remember my own warning. Thank you for continuing to send over […]

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The EdScoops for March 16

By Jodi Murphy | 03/16/2018 | 0 Comments
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Spring is almost in the air!  Well, almost…the poor northeast was hammered with snow, so no spring fever there yet, but hopefully soon. Thank you for continuing to send over your news and updates.  Keep up the great work!  Here’s what’s been happening in big education news and also some personal updates… Movers and Shakers […]

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The EdScoops for March 2

By Jodi Murphy | 03/02/2018 | 0 Comments
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Happy March all!  Thank you to all the fans out there for sharing your education scoops, as I love reading and sharing about all the changes in the industry.  Keep ’em coming! Diving in head first! As I mentioned in the last EdScoops, we had a new member, Melissa Pelletier, join the MDR team.  Well, […]

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The EdScoops

By Jodi Murphy | 02/16/2018 | 0 Comments
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Off into retirement she goes! The irreplaceable and tireless Anne Wujcik is now officially retired. For us as a company, it’s impossible to measure her impact or thank her adequately for her wisdom and passion over the years. We are, and will continue to be, inspired by her commitment to education and we will strive […]

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The EdScoops

By Kristina James | 02/01/2018 | 0 Comments
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Greetings education friends!  While, I know you are completely missing Vicki (who wouldn’t miss that sparkling personality?), but “Snoops for Scoops” must carry on as we know you all love to know the happenings in the education industry.  Here’s a brief scoop of what’s new this week… New Roles James Collins is joining FableVision Studios as […]

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Vicki’s Final Scoops

By Vicki Bigham | 01/19/2018 | 1 Comment
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Happy Friday, friends! As usual, I have the week’s scoops for you, as well as a personal message of gratitude as I slide all the way into retirement and bring you my final column. Never fear—the scoops will continue—because keeping this community connected is important to MDR and all of us. But right now, check […]

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No Farewells, Just Rock that Retirement – She Snoops for Scoops!

By Jodi Murphy | 01/17/2018 | 0 Comments
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It’s Official! More than 26 years ago, a young, smart and passionate professional offered to help a friend. She was a former teacher, a school administrator, a director of technology and curriculum serving children with learning disabilities at Briarwood School and a consummate connector. She wanted the best for education and kids. And, she believed […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for January 12

By Vicki Bigham | 01/12/2018 | 0 Comments
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Whew! It has been one cold week in the United States. I could not believe the East Coast had temps colder than Mars! I hope everyone is thawing out and staying warm. As usual, I have the week’s scoops for you. Check out the news from this week…. Ch-ch-ch-changes…. Dr. Warren Simmons has a new […]

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Vicki’s Scoops for January 5

By Vicki Bigham | 01/05/2018 | 0 Comments
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Happy new year, friends! I hope yours was a blessed and restful holiday season. It was very special here, and now off we go into a new year. I know you enter 2018 with new hopes and energies for your work in the industry. There are challenges ahead, but I know they are none that […]

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