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VMP Launches new large flat panel

Video Mount Products is launching its new FP-LWAB large flat panel wall mount with tilt and articulating capabilities at 2014 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 2-4.

Mayors conference urges FCC to modernize E-Rate program

The bipartisan leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors, representing more than 1,000 cities with populations of 30,000 or more, called on the FCC to take swift action to modernize the E-Rate program to bring high-speed broadband to every school and library and Wi-Fi to every classroom.

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New Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model

ASCD announced the new Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model as a strategy for improving students’ health and learning in schools. Developed by ASCD and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it combines on the traditional coordinated school health approach and the whole child framework.

Multiple product updates from Edmentum

Edmentum launched user updates for EducationCity and a new learner experience for Plato Courseware, Edmentum Assessments and EdOptions Academy. All programs will be available this summer, with simpler navigation and improved features.

Atomic Learning releases Joomla training

Atomic Learning recently expanded its online training library to include a training series on Building & Deploying a Basic Website Using Joomla. Educators will learn to install the Joomla CMS, develop and deploy a website and explore Joomla extensions. launches digital citizenship app

The Digital Citizenship App, available for i0S and Android tablet/mobile devices, covers three topics of digital citizenship: online safety, cyberbullying and the ethical use of digital resources.

New Pearson study on future of learning with digital data

Pearson released a new study on the changes digital data will bring to future of learning. "Impacts of the Digital Ocean on Education" details how data, social technology and gaming will all be at the forefront of education in the future.

New digital learning experience from EverFi

EverFi’s new digital learning product, Verano–Summer Learning, will feature critical skill development that is pushed to students in intervals. Subjects will include literacy and math reinforcement, life skills, civic education, STEM readiness and financial wellness.

Discovery Education launches new iPad app

Discovery Education launched a new iPad app for its Science Techbook series. The Techbook app, available for download on the App Store in the U.S. and Canada at no cost, enables educators and students with an active Science Techbook account to access Discovery Education’s digital content.

IESD measures writing programs up against Common Core standards

IESD Inc. released a new white paper that documents results of its research examining how six leading elementary writing programs measure up to the requirements of the Common Core standards and research-based best practices.