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New Pearson-NBC Learn agreement brings video library to classrooms

Pearson and NBCUniversal News Group's NBC Learn have teamed up to provide students and teachers access to more than 17,000 education videos. NBC Learn’s video library, which includes original content developed exclusively for the partnership, is available through Pearson’s Realize and its Online Learning Exchange platform.

NEF CyberLearning offers STEM grants for public schools

The National Education Foundation is offering STEM grants, with no out-of-pocket costs, to any public school district or charter school with 35 percent or more students eligible for free/reduced meals. In addition to courses, the grant provides funds for teacher stipends, student motivational rewards and teacher training.

Launching in new territory, Smart Lunches serves seven states

Smart Lunches, a "virtual lunch service" that provides healthy meals for children in schools in seven states, has launched operations in and around Washington, D.C. Daily deliveries of Smart Lunches’ meals began earlier this month at a dozen area schools.

Increasing number of schools going solar in Maryland

More Maryland K12 schools are turning to solar to power their classrooms, save money and help the environment, according to a new nationwide study. A study by The Solar Foundation found that the state's solar energy industry, which includes nearly 150 companies, has installed solar systems on nearly 40 schools.

Tools4ever launches Blackboard Learn building block

Tools4ever is collaborating with Blackboard Inc. to offer a connection from its User Management Resource Administrator (UMRA) solution to Blackboard Learn. The UMRA - Blackboard Building Block connection allows school districts to automate and streamline their identity management.

Red Comet unveils new learning management platform

Red Comet introduced a brand new learning management platform that hosts all the courses on one platform. The new system offers better reporting and student progress tracking facilities.

EdX launches new high school initiative

edX launched a new initiative with 26 new courses aimed at high school students, who make up 5 percent of edX's users. Courses were developed by 14 institutions, including MIT, Rice, the University of California Berkeley, Georgetown and public high schools.

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Video Insight releases new VMS client for Mac

Video Insight released VI Monitor for Mac. This free VMS client for Mac allows users to access live and recorded video from any cameras on the surveillance system using an Apple computer.

New social network launches for compassion in education

The Compassionate Schools Network, a free online community for individuals interested in compassion in education, hosts a Facebook-like community sharing platform, acts as a resource-sharing center and provides information and tools for compassionate schools. The website is geared towards primary and secondary education.

ADMITster.com to help students improve chances of college admission

ADMITster.com, a new college admissions planning tool, launched to help students learn what they can do to improve their chances of acceptance at U.S. colleges and universities. The ADMITster What If? Engine allows users to adjust key performance variables to see how changes in academic, extracurricular or leadership profiles affect their individual likelihood of admission.

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