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Alabama Schools rely on SchoolCast to help earn Safe Schools Initiative Award of Excellence

An independent panel of judges decided which schools would be selected for the award after nominations were submitted earlier this year. In addition to reviewing each school’s safety plan, the judges also based final scores on six criteria and put an emphasis on schools that use technology to promote safety.

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Discovery Education expands partnership with Meridian Joint School District #2 through new professional development initiative

Discovery Education Streaming Plus provides access to more than 155,000 digital learning objects that enhance curriculum and support all subject areas and learning styles, including videos, skill builders, games, audio files, images, writing prompts and encyclopedia articles.

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Aldebaran Robotics and Nuance revolutionize human – machine interaction

Combined, these technologies allow people to have truly natural conversations with the robot, in nineteen different languages. Further, NAO robots will become even further personalized through a custom text-to-speech voice that was specifically developed to match the robot’s personality.

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ViewSonic Smart Displays deliver full HD touch with NVIDIA Tegra 3 Processor and Android Jelly Bean for powerful performance

Paired with a 2MP webcam with integrated microphone for video conferencing, and built-in speakers, this dual-point optical touch screen display is ideal for commercial vertical markets such as signage, point of information, and kiosks for interactive applications in enterprise, SMB, education, POS, hospitality and more.

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CTB/McGraw-Hill's launches more than 1,600 new digital Acuity Instructional Resources

Developed specifically to address the requirements of the Common Core State Standards, these highly interactive instructional resources enable teachers to provide targeted instructional content to each student based on his or her most critical areas of need.

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Wausau enhances online energy modeling tool

Most recently, the effect of excessive air infiltration through existing operable windows has been added to information on energy savings for replacement window comparisons. Users also can review annual energy, peak demand, carbon emissions, daylight, glare, condensation predictions and cost savings.

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Trend Micro announces educational technology grant

As part of the grant, Trend Micro will make a financial contribution and donate professional services, as well as software, to public schools across the U.S. The grant was created to support the safe and responsible use of technology among students and to help schools prepare them for future educational and career opportunities.

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Chiefs for Change congratulates Louisiana on A-F school grades

The A-F school grading system has been in use in Louisiana since the 2010-11 school year. This year, the State has enhanced the grading formula by incentivizing more rigorous outcomes and rewarding the improvements made by schools.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library continues to grow with the addition of nearly 200 new eBooks from Encyclopaedia Britannica

GVRL delivers reference content and series non-fiction from more than 100 publishers to all types of libraries. The addition of these new titles brings the total eBooks available on the platform to more than 8,000, with over 500 from Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Pittsburgh city schools' enrollment still falling

If the projections of Pittsburgh Public Schools had been right, the district this fall would have turned the corner on declining K-12 enrollment and would have seen the growth of 100 students.

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