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U.S. Department of Ed gives Newtown schools $1.9 million grant

Grant from the Department’s Project School Emergency Response to Violence program will go toward additional grief support services for siblings and those who lost their peers, as well as classroom-based psychoeducation and skill-building strategies.

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Texas State Board of Education approves Discovery Education Science Techbook for statewide use in K12 classrooms

All K-12 Discovery Education Science Techbook courses were adopted by the state, with 100% coverage of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and English Language Proficiency standards.

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Hitachi outfits the entire Vancouver Public Schools District with projectors

Hitachi’s projectors (purchased by the school district through Troxell Communications) offer dozens of advanced capabilities, such as highly intuitive operation and an unprecedented level of interactivity, that make teaching more effective and efficient and learning more engaging.

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Maine governor names Jim Rier to lead Department of Education

Rier, who has worked in the DOE for 10 years, has been overseeing the department since former Commissioner Stephen Bowen resigned in September 2013.

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Minority students make up new majority in Illinois public schools

Whites fell to 49.76 percent of the student body this school year, the new data show, a demographic tipping point that came after years of sliding white enrollment and a rise in Latino, Asian and multiracial students.

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Some schools want to stop serving as voting sites

Some schools want to end their traditional role as polling places because of security concerns since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, leaving communities without easy alternatives for voting sites.

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Fire-Lite Alarms takes aim at customer needs through new website

Easily searchable libraries of documentation allow site visitors to quickly locate specific files, including data sheets, engineering specifications and drawings.

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ASCD expands Emerging Leader Program to serve more young educators

The expanded program now enrolls more educators, inducting a larger membership class than ever before, and includes an Emerging Leaders Grant opportunity that will award selected participants in their second year of the program with grants of up to $2,000.

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SolarCity launches Give Power Foundation to provide solar-powered lighting to schools without electricity

Through the Give Power Foundation, SolarCity will bring clean energy to communities across the globe, with initial recipients expected to be in Haiti, Mali, Malawi and Nepal.

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Lexia Reading Core5 captures place among Top 100 Products in District Administration’s 2013 Readers' Choice Award Program

This recognition also marks the fourth year in a row that Lexia’s technology-based reading programs have been honored by educators as a District Administration Top 100 product.

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