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Renewable energy science training for teachers with KidWind

Leading up to its WindSenator teacher training to be held in St. Paul, MN on June 23-27, KidWind is offering scholarships for educators, sponsored by the Department of Energy, the XCEL Energy Windsource Program and EDP Renewables.

Security solutions provide launches 2014 resource and service lineup

Allegion PLC announced its 2014 lineup, including training courses, seminars, webinars, trade shows and K12 conference meetings. Two options include the “School Locking Hardware” for administrators and the Power Hour Webinar Series.

EdStart.com acquires student response system from LPS

EdStart.com announced that it has acquired ExitTicket from Leadership Public Schools, a charter network of four San Francisco Bay urban high schools. The system was designed directly in the classroom to accelerate student performance.

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2.6+ million kids to benefit from expansion of Let’s Play Initiative

Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, recently received an $11 million commitment to KaBOOM! and Good Sports. Running through 2016, it includes $10 million to build new playgrounds or improve existing playgrounds and $1 million to partner with Good Sports.

Guilford board extends superintendent's contract

Superintendent Maurice "Mo" Green, whose contract was renewed through 2017, turned down the raise he would have gotten because district employees are not getting one.

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Common Sense Media's new curriculum available as iBooks textbooks

The nonprofit organization released its K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, a research-based, modular and standards-aligned resource, as a set of 8 free interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free on iBooks.

Leading Edge Certification announces 4th certification program launch

Leading Edge Certification’s certification program, Professional Learning Leader, will be launched in mid-2014 as a 6-8-week course delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online trainings with multiple modules.

2,000 attend Discovery Education’s Future @Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition

Approximately 2,000 participants in 40 states and countries joined the live stream of the event. Future @Now explored planning, creating a community and culture of change, developing teacher leaders, integrating digital devices and more.