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Students will go farther faster with Common Core standards

The nation's governors joined with state school chiefs and education experts to create a set of common benchmarks for student success that would indicate students' readiness for higher education, the military and good jobs post-high school.

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Turning Technologies releases latest version of TurningPoint® Polling Software

TurningPoint consolidates the company’s most popular products into one, simple interface for polling in PowerPoint® on both PC and Mac, polling in any application and self-paced polling.

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Canon introduces the new and powerful EOS 70d Digital SLR Camera featuring instant and accurate focusing of still images and video

Featuring an innovative new Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for instant and precise focusing of video as well as still images, the EOS 70D also provides outstanding image quality and performance thanks to its new 20.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor and Canon’s superb DIGIC 5+ Image Processor.

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NetSupport School’s new Android tablet support embraces the mobile learning environment

The NetSupport School Student for Android gives teachers the power to interact with students’ tablets from their desktop*, delivering engaging real-time instruction and support within the flexibility of a mobile environment.

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ParentLink® announces iPad support in new app update

In celebration of the 100th branded district app entering the app store, ParentLink® is announcing iPad support for its popular Branded District App, including new features that provide more information to parents. District app users will now be able to navigate and organize more efficiently through calendar events, native cafeteria menus and directories.

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Discovery Education and 3M announce national finalists in Young Scientist Challenge

Each finalist will have an exclusive opportunity to work directly with a 3M scientist during a unique summer mentorship program where the finalist will be challenged to identify an everyday problem and create an innovative solution. As part of the world-renowned program, mentors will provide guidance as the finalist develops their idea from a concept into an actual prototype, which they will present during the competition’s final event at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn.

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Follett partners with Random House to offer popular titles in eBook format

Available in time for back to school in August, Follett’s eBook customers will now be able to purchase Random House eBooks and lend them to students. The partnership gives librarians the opportunity to enhance their collections with many of the most sought-after titles.

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K12 Inc. extends anytime, anywhere benefits of online learning to school district administrators, teachers, and mentors

The platform for creating and presenting interactive lessons on all MimioClassroom™ products, MimioStudio software now allows students to practice for open-response test items in the upcoming CCSS assessments using mobile devices equipped with the MimioMobile app.

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New Schoology features enhance blended learning

More than two million users at over 40,000 schools and universities use Schoology’s collaborative interface to boost student engagement and streamline curriculum management. The new features announced today include: customizable award badges for use in motivating students; a new parent interface to improve communication between parents, students and teachers; and updates to the iOS and Android™ mobile apps that enhance the use of external media.

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Newsela Beta delivers leveled, nonfiction texts that build literacy skills

Newsela helps students climb the staircase of reading complexity from elementary through high school by providing daily news articles written at five levels of difficulty.

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