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Rapid Insight fuses predictive analytics, big data, and user collaboration in latest release

Rapid Insight now provides the ability to read and write data to and from Hadoop, and to incorporate Big Data into predictive models with the utilization of Hive.

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Follett launches new release of FollettShelf

The new release of FollettShelf provides schools with universal access to quality K-12 eContent in a consistent virtual learning space that promotes critical thinking skills through reading, studying and note taking.

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Minerva Schools at KGI names Dr. Daniel J. Levitin as dean of arts & humanities

He joins Minerva from McGill University where he is the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Director of the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Perception, and Expertise.

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TCEA and myON announce personalized digital literacy partnership

It is a cornerstone of their organization to provide members with state-of-the-art support through conferences, workshops, professional development, and newsletters as well as collaboration with higher education and businesses to promote and integrate technology in the classroom.

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New game app from Dig-It! Games turns excavation sites into interactive puzzles

The puzzle app virtually transports players 11 and older to excavation sites in Central America to carefully collect more than 40 historically accurate artifacts.

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Challenges in readiness persist among US high school grads

The research-based ACT College Readiness Benchmarks specify the minimum score students must earn on each of the four subject tests that make up the ACT® college readiness assessment (English, math, reading, and science) to have about a 75 percent chance of earning a grade of C or higher in a typical credit-bearing first-year college course in that subject area.

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Discovery Education announces 2013 Discovery Educator Network Gurus

The DEN Guru program recognizes educators who have distinguished themselves as thought leaders through their work in transforming teaching and learning with digital content and educational technologies.

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Spellex announces the release of Spellex DictationTM

Spellex Dictation allows users to easily dictate and correctly spell healthcare, legal, and BioScientific and engineering words and phrases.

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Pearson continues free availability of Virtual Nerd Math Tutorials

The searchable library of tutorials correlates to academic courses of study in Grades 6-8 Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry, and is aligned to the Common Core, SAT Math topics and ACT Math topics. Each video is tagged with searchable keywords and connects to background tutorials as well.

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Communities in schools spotlights schools, communities and unsung heroes

The new annual Communities In Schools Awards of Excellence additionally recognize and honor local affiliates for exemplary work in schools and communities where they are making a difference each day to ensure the students they serve have the resources and supports to be successful in school and in life.

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