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ASCD Expands Support for Common Core Implementation with New PD Resources and Events

ASCD has expanded support for Common Core State Standards implementation with a new two-day institute series and a PD In Focus channel dedicated exclusively to the topic.

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Kaplan’s Teach! Strategies & Resources Wins 2012 BESSIE Award

Kaplan K12 Learning Services’ Teach! Strategies & Resources has been recognized as the top Curriculum Development program in the “Teacher Tools” category, by The ComputED Gazette, as parts of its 2012 Best Education Software Awards (BESSIE Awards).

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Shmoop Launches ‘Shmoop Careers’

For each career, Shmoop breaks down what you can expect if you decide to make it your livelihood, including a glimpse into a typical day in the life, a run-down on salary, power, fame, glory, stress, qualifications and more.

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New Acer Educare Helps Schools Maximize Tech Budgets

Acer America launched Educare, which targets the specific needs of resource-constrained schools, delivering value-added services like battery replacements for heavily used notebooks and tablets, extended warranty and accidental damage coverage, and two-way freight for depot repairs.

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SMART Notebook App for iPad Brings Software to Students

SMART Technologies Inc. announces the upcoming release of the SMART Notebook app for iPad, which allows students to use SMART Notebook collaborative learning software on their personal or school-owned iPad.

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Follett Software New Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded Follett Software Company the prestigious Authorized Provider accreditation.

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America's Top Ten Youth Volunteers Named in 17th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The 10 National Honorees, who range in age from 12 to17, received $5,000 personal awards, engraved gold medallions, crystal trophies for their schools, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for charities of their choice.

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Peñasco N.M. School District Announces $200,000 Grant Award

The Peñasco Independent School District has announced the award of a $200,000 grant that will help the district prepare students for college and careers over the next three years.

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Report: Neb. School District Lobbying Increasing

Nebraska public schools spent more than $457,000 last year on lobbying legislators, an amount that has increased recently despite a law that bans the use of state money for district lobbying.

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