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ASCD releases 2014 legislative agenda, calls for increased multimetric accountability

The key priority for ASCD and its members in 2014 is to promote multimetric accountability so that standardized test scores are not the sole measure of student achievement, educator effectiveness, or school quality.

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Florida educators first to see Mobento’s enhanced video player and free new app for finding and viewing education videos

Founder Sumner Murphy identified the need for a better way for teachers to include appealing video in school lessons to increase engagement with students of all learning styles and add depth to learning.

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Edgenuity reveals education technology "Trends to Watch" in 2014

Edgenuity’s “2014 Trends to Watch” are based on the company’s experience partnering with thousands of schools and districts to successfully implement online and blended learning programs across the country.

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Discovery Education celebrates Presidents’ Day with exclusive new content focusing on presidential history and The White House

This new content offers students valuable insight into the history behind the U.S. Presidency and the White House and focuses on a variety of topics related to past presidential administrations.

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Majority of Americans prefer hands-on training in educational settings, survey finds

According to data released in the 2014 Learning in America Survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Everest College, 52% of Americans listed active participation through hands-on training as the best learning method

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TabPilot launches Breea tablets for wireless broadcasting to classroom projectors

The Breea Freedom HD tablet features an HD display and wireless broadcasting capabilities for displaying tablet content on a classroom projector via the Breea Freedom Receiver.

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BenQ releases new line of professional installation projectors

Designed to bring top performance to commercial applications in education, retail, and corporate environments, the company's new projector family provides XGA and WXGA resolutions, up to 6,500 lumens of brightness, and flexible setup options for switchable color wheels and optional lenses.

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Texas school district chooses Skyward

The San Antonio-area school district looks forward to receiving support with Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) data reporting, as well as comprehensive student performance profiles.

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As popularity of video surges in US classrooms, TechSmith answers cry for video simplicity

According to The Flipped Learning Network, teachers and administrators are increasingly turning to video as a tool to help students improve.

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School shootings continue despite increases in security measures

An Associated Press analysis finds that there have been at least 11 school shootings this academic year alone, in addition to other cases of gun violence, in school parking lots and elsewhere on campus, when classes were not in session.

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