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Exacq announces integration of Retail 20/20 from Agilence with exacqVision Video Management System

The exacqVision VMS software is fully integrated into the Retail 20/20 user interface, allowing users to quickly and efficiently identify potential losses without having to move between different applications.

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University study shows attention and behavior problems can be improved: major decreases after just five hours of drug-free training

The key advance here is that by using the Focus and Alertness neurofeedback (brainwave biofeedback) of the Peak Achievement Trainer, highly effective brain training was accomplished in a lot less time, a total of five hours--twelve sessions, only one a week, instead of the usual two or three.

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New study finds most teacher training is doomed to increase U.S. achievement gap

A recent study which assessed more than 1,100 colleges and universities that prepare elementary and secondary teachers and their admission standards, training and value found most teacher training lacking in proficiency based teaching strategies which could add to the U.S. achievement gap.

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Blackboard harnesses student data to flag at-risk learners solution

The new capability of the Blackboard Analytics™ platform leverages more than 25 different factors to build a risk profile based on a student’s academic background and focus, test scores and changes in performance.

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Rapid Insight and Tableau form new technology partnership for clients to extend the value of predictive modeling

Taking advantage of the Tableau Data Extract API has made it easy to incorporate Rapid Insight models into the Tableau visualization products

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CrossTec Corporation adds Android tablet support for SchoolVue students

CrossTec SchoolVue for Android includes chat and request help functionality along with the ability to broadcast the teacher's screen directly to student tablets; lock tablet screens to gain attention; engage students with class surveys; display lesson objectives, and more.

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Illinois school district develop new rules for social media

School districts and those who work in them are finding social media sites — like Facebook, Twitter and others — as useful ways to communicate with parents and community members.

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Santa Clara County (Calif.) schools Superintendent Xavier De La Torre rated unsatisfactory

Heralded as a visionary, conciliatory leader when tapped last year to become Santa Clara County's top educator, Xavier De La Torre now is accused of creating an atmosphere of fear that has employees fleeing and his bosses unhappy enough to deny him extra pay.

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Other states eye Florida’s school grading woes

Florida’s formula for grading its schools — hailed as a model nationwide — may be rewritten again this year to include a controversial “safety net” that would keep grades from dropping more than one letter.

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Many schools cutting back on physical education

There was a time when after-school activities meant riding bikes, shooting hoops in the backyard or even a neighborhood game of hide-and-seek that went on until dusk.

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