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Nessy Learning LLC launches Nessy Reading

There are now over 10,000 schools worldwide using Nessy software programs to un-lock the often-confusing impenetrable code of the written word. Most recently Michael and his specialist team of program developers have created an entirely new suite of tailor-made programs specifically for the USA’s educational market.

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Business roundtable recognizes five programs for ‘outstanding’ work in K-12 education

Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies, launched its K-12 education initiative earlier this year, aimed at identifying a small number of proven and scalable programs that address priority issues related to the Roundtable’s commitment to U.S. STEM education, teacher quality, early reading and full implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

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Critical Intervention Services launches new program to stop school shootings and provide safety

The result of years of research, analysis and program development, CIS' comprehensive strategy is based on the intense study of actual, identified vulnerabilities and patterns of violence from school shooting events, spanning nine decades of domestic and global occurrences.

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Trusted CrashPlan innovator Code42 fulfills customer demand, launches secure enterprise file sync and share

A secure, enterprise sync and share platform, SharePlan enables users to work without interruption while empowering IT to seamlessly protect and manage enterprise data. SharePlan is available via private cloud, public cloud and hybrid deployments.

Are schools doing too much for kids and none of it well?

American schools are unique in the time, energy and money devoted to non-classroom activities.

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The Blackbird Academy flies high with HARMAN’s Soundcraft Digital Consoles

Soundcraft’s Si Performer and Si Expression consoles will also be used in the school’s main live sound area, where a full sound reinforcement system will be set up to teach students how to mix live FOH and monitor sound and learn system networking. In addition to spending time behind the mixing boards, students will learn to work with the Soundcraft ViSi app, which enables remote control of Soundcraft consoles from an iPad.

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Follett Challenge to recognize K-12 innovation at 15 schools

To participate, entrants must complete an online application and upload a three- to five-minute video describing their program. The judges will be seeking applications that illustrate critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration between students and among teachers and other members of the school staff.

L.A. schools' iPad effort has a two-pronged image problem

The superintendent needs to convince the public that poor children deserve iPads and that Los Angeles USD can be trusted to run the $1-billion program wisely.

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The Skin Cancer Foundation launches “I Am Sun Smart” competition for teachers and students

To be eligible for the competition, teachers must register for, download, and teach the “Rays Awareness” lesson plan which is part of Sun Smart U, The Skin Cancer Foundation’s free and interactive Sun Smart U education program about sun protection.

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Study reveals 9 out of 10 people prefer images from 3LCD projectors over 1-chip DLP

The preference study included side-by-side comparisons of 3LCD and 1-chip DLP projectors with similar resolution and white brightness specifications. Participants viewed a series of side-by-side images and responded with their preference. Nine out of 10 respondents preferred the image from a 3LCD projector over 1-chip DLP, and of those, 87 percent strongly preferred 3LCD images.

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