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New Initiative Supports Digital Learning Infrastructure

DEN will provide guidance and resources for school district technology decision makers in developing wireless infrastructure to support a one-device-per student 24/7 learning environment.
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McGraw-Hill Education Names New Pres. of PreK-12, Assessment Divisions

Mr. Cohen will replace McGraw-Hill School Education President Dan Caton, who recently announced his retirement after 43 years in the education industry.
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Recipients of 2013 BrainWare Safari Brain Awareness Grants Announced

The grants program supports the purpose of Brain Awareness Week in promoting a broader understanding of the importance of brain research and its contribution to effective learning and cognitive development in schools.
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LearnSprout Hits Stride, Registers 3,300 Schools in Three Months

LearnSprout, the first universal application programming interface (API) for K-12 education announced last week that it had registered more than 3,300 schools for its new Dashboard product.
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Curriculum Associates Special Ed Program Receives CASE Endorsement

BRIGANCE Special Education was endorsed after a rigorous evaluation based on itsmarketability, feasibility, research base, performance in field tests, customer satisfaction, company reputation, and enhancement of professional practice as advocated by CASE.
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VariQuest Unveils the Latest Addition to its Visual Learning Product Suite

Varitronics®, a national leader in education technology solutions used to enhance instruction through use of visuals and hands-on instructional aids, announced the addition of the Perfecta™ 2400 Full Color Poster Design System to the VariQuest® Visual Learning Tools product suite.
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LearningStation Adds Chuck Amos to its Board of Directors

Throughout Amos’ career he has been involved in creating a variety of programs serving the needs of education including; statewide implementations of programs, professional development offerings, school networking, technology planning and implementation, education technology initiatives at the local, state and national level.
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PARCC Releases Tool To Prepare Schools for 21st Century Assessments

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today announced a new planning tool and guidance for schools and districts that will help them get ready for new, 21st century assessments in the 2014-2015 school year.

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Teacher Observation is Collaborative in KY Middle School

Since its implementation at Western Middle School in Louisville, KY, the observe4success platform has become an invaluable avenue for peer feedback, as well as an integral part of teacher growth.
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Grand Prize Winners Announced in Solve for Tomorrow National Ed Contest

Franklin High School won the Community Choice Award with nearly 80,000 public online votes, MS 88/ Peter Rouget Middle School won the Samsung Employees Choice Award, and the other three winners were chosen by a panel of judges. Each of the five winning schools receive more than $100,000* in technology products such as smart boards, LED TVs, and laptops.

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