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App for iPad Delivers Flexible World-Class Education

The WebTeach. Classrooms in the Clouds. App includes interactive tools like a collaborative whiteboard, screen and web sharing, participant polling, word processing and video chat. All sessions can be video recorded and saved into a cloud library for future reference.

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McGraw-Hill Education Introduces Adaptive Study Tool for AP Exams

The launch of SCOREboard comes at an important time for U.S. high school students, who are increasingly taking AP courses as a cost-effective, efficient way to earn college credit. More than 950,000 U.S. public high school graduates took at least one AP Exam in 2012.

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FCA Approved as District Virtual Instruction Program

FCA’s approval is notable because the FLDOE has instituted rigorous new evaluation requirements to select providers based on legislation enacted over the past two years that are among the most comprehensive in the nation.

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ASCD Announces 2013 Conference on Teaching Excellence

The conference—which will take place over two and a half days—will focus on the topic of teaching excellence and will have more than 150 sessions tailored for educators of all levels, including teachers, teacher leaders, principals, and district supervisors.

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Kajeet Helps to Close Broadband Access Gap for Fairfax County Schools

A program designed to address the need for off-campus Internet connectivity, FCPS students are able to borrow (or check out, similar to a library book) a Kajeet SmartSpot™, a portable Wi-Fi hotspot enabling access to school-approved, online resources outside the classroom.

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REI Celebrates 75th Anniversary

To celebrate the milestone, REI has planned a number of special activities throughout 2013 for customers, employees and friends. REI and the Hays family are honored to celebrate 75 years in business. They are thankful for their loyal customers and look forward to supporting the industry for many more decades.

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PlattForm to Sponsor the Best Practices and Great Ideas Conference

Since its founding, The Pacific Institute has been empowering individuals to achieve their full potential through higher education. For a decade, leaders from various private institutions across the United States have come together at the Best Practices and Great Ideas Conference to share their expert insights, opinions and best practices to help private schools succeed.

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BRAIN Initiative May Explain Effectiveness of Best Brain-Training Tools

The BRAIN Initiative announced this week by President Barack Obama has underscored the importance of better understanding brain-behavior relationships and holds potential for deeper knowledge of the mechanisms involved in the development of the cognitive skills involved in learning and thinking.

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Tools4ever’s Automates the User Account Management Process

Tools4ever, the worldwide market leader in identity and access management solutions with more than five million user accounts, announced today that several secondary schools and universities have implement the company’s identity and access management solutions during the first quarter of 2013 to automate their account management procedures and improve access and security of their internal solutions.

 

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Gale Partners with the Associated Press to Digitize Holdings

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced an agreement with the Associated Press (AP) to digitize their corporate archives, including millions of pages of news copy (some never-before published), bureau records, correspondence, the personal papers of reporters and more.

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