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AV Week 2013: RelampIt projector lamp recycling raffle

RelampIt’s Lamp Recycling Raffle runs October 14th through November 22th. To participate all are simply invited to recycle spent projector lamps. Send a minimum of 5 lamps to the RelampIt Recycling Center, which qualifies for one entry in the lamp recycling raffle.

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International Armoring Corporation announces Safeboard products to increase classroom safety

The Safeboard, is made using Armormax, a protective material developed by IAC, that can withstand the firepower from a handgun to automatic weapons. Designed with discretion in mind, the Safeboard is designed to blend in with surroundings and can be incorporated into shelving units, whiteboards, doorways and other classroom elements

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Application period open for ‘School Library Program of Year’ Award

Guided by AASL’s “Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs”, the NSLPY award seeks to reward and promote exemplary programs that empower learners to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information. Each winning school library program will receive $10,000, plus a crystal statue.

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Could 'hygiene hypothesis' be defense against food allergies?

Some physicians concede the five-second rule has been bandied about as symbolic to a defense against burgeoning numbers of children developing food allergies, particularly potentially deadly nut allergies.

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Discovery Education, Texas ASCD, and Texas Association of School Administrators host summit on STEM education and the transition to digital classrooms

Held at Grand Prairie High School and streamed live nationwide, the event featured both national and state education and business leaders, elected officials and students who discussed the challenges facing the next generation and the skills required to address them, as well as the critical role that digital learning plays in preparing Texas students to meet those challenges.

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Grit, optimism and other buzzwords in the way of education

Unrelated to new technologies, or digital literacy, 21st Century Skills are all about desirable character traits. I’m all for a move away from dependence on standardized test scores, but the focus on “character” is suspect.

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Newspaper, professors create tool to help parents find ideal schools

The Boston Globe worked with two professors from the College of the Holy Cross to build an online tool, Dreamschool Finder, to help parents locate the public school system that best suits their kids.

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'Leveling' at Philadelphia schools is raising anxiety

"It's called "leveling" – the process the Philadelphia School District uses in mid-October to shift teachers based on enrollment fluxes. In the past, the district often hired more teachers to resolve problems of overcrowded classrooms.

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Online application woes make students anxious and put colleges behind schedule

With early admission deadlines looming for hundreds of thousands of students, the new version of the online Common Application shared by more than 500 colleges and universities has been plagued by numerous malfunctions.

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Superintendent turns technology against dropout rate

Oklahoma Superintendent Joe Kitchens is focusing on a strong telecommunications network and analyzing student data through various platforms to raise his district's 63 percent graduation rate.

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