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Brainbow reaches 1m players with educational game 6 Numbers

London-based mobile games startup Brainbow has more than 1 million people playing its educational game 6 Numbers, eight weeks after it launched for iOS.

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Silverback Learning Adds $2.5M to support its SaaS platform

Idaho-based education software provider Silverback Learning Solutions announced a new round of funding today, adding $2.5 million from a collection of angel investors to help fuel its continued expansion.

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2013 S.P.I.R.E. Awards, honoring students for great gains in reading, announced by EPS Literacy and Intervention

EPS Literacy and Intervention, a division of School Specialty, today announced the winners of its 2013 S.P.I.R.E.® (Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) Awards, which honor students who have overcome significant challenges to improve their reading proficiency as well as the teachers who go above and beyond every day to ensure that all their students have the opportunity to improve their skills.

'How To Bullyproof Your Classroom' Wins

"How to Bullyproof Your Classroom," authored by Caltha Crowe and published by Northeast Foundation for Children, has been honored with the 46th annual Association of Educational Publishers’ 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award for Professional Development.

Ingersoll Rand and CBORD Strengthen Ties with aptiQ™ Alliance Program

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies this week announced that CBORD®, leading provider of campus card and integrated security solutions, is joining the aptiQ Alliance program. CBORD’s customers at colleges and universities, healthcare facilities, and a variety of other industries can easily incorporate aptiQ smart card and prospective near field communications (NFC) enabled smart phone credentials in a fully integrated security solution.

Kids Read Now to speak at Clinton economic growth conference

Troy nonprofit organization Kids Read Now will participate in the 2013 meeting of Clinton Global Initiative America in Chicago June 13–14. CGI America will be hosted by President Bill Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Clinton Foundation Board Member Chelsea Clinton.

Sibme launches new iPhone/iPad app connecting teachers with peers and coaches

Sibme, an education technology company dedicated to the idea that great kids deserve great teachers, has launched a new iPhone/iPad app that allows teachers to easily record their lessons and upload them for review sessions with peers, coaches and instructional leaders.

One Call Now continues rapid growth

Message notification provider One Call Now continues a growth trend, even in the face of overall economic downturn. The company was recently named #1 on the Dayton Business Journal’s list of top telecommunications companies, up from last year’s #2 spot.

Wowsers® curbs 'summer slide' in math by offering students free access to game-based digital learning solution throughout summer months

Aptly named “Wowzers Summer Explorers,” the free program will allow students who already use Wowzers in their school or classroom environments to easily continue on their learning path by accessing the program on their home computer or mobile devices with the same login credentials at a special summer website – summer.wowzers.com.

Enterasys unveils industry-first massive open online course (MOOC) initiative

Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, is launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) initiative designed to provide students who are interested in learning more about IT, an informal learning environment within an open forum.

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