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New study: does better recess equal a better school day?

The randomized controlled trial of Playworks, a nonprofit organization that delivers a safe, healthy recess in low-income elementary schools in 22 U.S. cities, found that the program reduced bullying, enhanced feelings of safety at school, increased vigorous physical activity during recess, and provided more time for classroom teaching.

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New edges available now with many Explore™ Tables and other Bretford products

The Bretford polyurethane edges are molded, which allows them to be formed into unique shapes. Available in reverse knife (Edge 18) and quarter round (Edge 19) styles, these edges are shaped on the user side and are flat on the remaining sides and back to allow them to fit closely together for a clean connection with other tables.

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Schoology wins SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award

More than two million users at over 35,000 schools and universities use Schoology’s collaborative interface to boost student engagement and streamline curriculum management. Schoology’s user-centric design and open integration platform helps schools of every type meet the individual needs of learners with powerful tools for instruction, assessment and communication.

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Over 1 million student service hours Managed Through x2VOL

x2VOL, by intelliVOL, is a platform used by high schools to manage and report student service hours in private and public schools and districts nationwide students. This secure system allows school administrators to easily manage activities, post opportunities, and quickly track and approve student volunteer hours and service learning projects. Students benefit from a single, online source to manage and record the volunteering hours they give.

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Linkit! launches Common Core assessments for CSS and PARCC readiness

With the launch of Common Core Assessments (CCA), Linkit! supports educators seeking ready-to-go assessments professionally crafted by one of the leading developers of educational content and curriculum in the world, Curriculum Concepts International.

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Take Me Fishing, Discovery Education announce contest winners

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Take Me Fishing campaign and Discovery Education have named six schools and educators across the country as winners in the first annual Explore the Blue Water Challenge and Explore the Blue Educator’s Sweepstakes awarding winners with trips, grants and other prizes to foster water conservation efforts in the United States.

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Pearson sees continued growth and expansion of higher education online learning programs

More than 200 schools are working with Pearson to address the ongoing demand and desire for results-oriented online learning programs. Increasingly, students who need a flexible path to earning a degree are looking to online learning programs to access quality higher education. In response, higher education institutions around the country are investing in comprehensive educational services that develop and scale online programs that are high quality, rigorous and drive student achievement.

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Epson now offers Promethean Software to deliver complete interactive learning solution for K-12 classrooms

Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, announced Promethean’s ActivInspire teaching and learning software is now available for purchase for both new and current customers of Epson’s industry-leading BrightLink® interactive projectors. Educators in the United States and Canada now have an easy way to add curriculum software into interactive learning environments.

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National Tribute to Sally Ride Salute to Women in Science

In a panel program at the nation's Air and Space Museum, prominent journalists and leading women in science will talk about the accomplishments of America's first woman astronaut in space, Dr. Sally Ride.

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SIIA Announces CODiE Award Winners for Software Industry

All of the business software nominated products and services were first reviewed by third-party judges, whose evaluations determined 100 finalists. SIIA members then reviewed these finalists and voted to select 27 CODiE Awards Winners.

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