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Samsung extends SAMCAM 760 special offer: buy 10 and get 1 free

Simply place your order with your preferred Samsung reseller and the free unit(s) will ship at the same time of your purchase order. Contact Samsung Techwin directly for additional program details.

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Vizzle® and Unique Learning System® partner to provide resources for special education

VizZle subscribers will have free access to collections of lessons that have been moderated and approved by both VizZle and Unique to support the Unique curriculum. Lessons will be added continuously throughout each month as users share the content they create. Subscribers to both Unique and VizZle can import SymbolStix Online images for use in VizZle lessons, and freely share them within the VizZle Library. Future plans for the partnership include direct access to SymbolStix within VizZle.

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The stars of the Star Academy

Pitsco Education has awarded $500 scholarships to two 2013 Star Academy Program students who have found success in the acceleration program and embody its ideals. All finalists in the scholarship competition were nominated by teachers and administrators from Star Academy Programs across the country.

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Benesse America offers exclusive pilot program for educators

This interactive, multi-platform math tool creates excitement, prepares students for high school, and builds a strong mathematical foundation. Educators can incorporate the StraightAce Learning math system into classroom activities or use as an effective homework management tool for their entire class.

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Verbal Education launches breakthrough vocabulary learning system

A memory retention system for vocabulary and developed from brain-based research, this program is based on the simple and fun practice of attaching what a person needs to learn (words) to what they already know.

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Newmark Learning introduces more than 150 new Spanish language reading books for grades PreK to 1

These engaging and effective texts carefully scaffold students up a gradual staircase of text complexity to build the foundational skills they need to access complex text in their native language.

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'Nobody wants to be the cupcake police' in Hillsborough (N.J.) schools

Dicenzo said she recently received an email from the district's nursing supervisor, reminding teachers about food items allowed during the school day. 

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Updated graduation requirements on Colo. board of education agenda

An advisory council has been crafting minimum standards in four core subjects that would be required to graduate from Colorado high schools — baselines that could be achieved through a variety of standardized test scores or other means.

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Conn. Gov. tells Hartford parents he's still fighting for education reform

When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed Connecticut's education reform bill into law a year ago, the Vine Street school was called the Milner Core Knowledge Academy. Malloy had often identified Milner as the kind of chronically failing school he wanted to transform.

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Education reform's next big thing: Common Core standards ramp up

What's going on at this school in Loveland, Colo., as well as across the United States, is a key step in a long-running shift to national standards. These Common Core standards, which have been adopted by 45 states, have the potential to drastically change curriculum in elementary, middle, and high schools around the country.

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