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Smithsonian and ePals challenge kids globally to solve real-world problems in Third Annual Invention Competition

The Challenge honors K12 student winners whose creative inventions best demonstrate the Spark!Lab process of invention, with a patent filing and Camp Invention scholarship among the prizes.

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BOXLIGHT announces release of Eco Projector Series

The Eco series includes six projectors ranging from 2600-3200 lumens and offers both standard throw XGA/WXGA, and fixed short-throw XGA/WXGA.

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UClass offers school districts new crowdsourced curriculum solution

UClass.io For Schools is a centralized, searchable district-wide resource exchange that lets teachers share, find and organize resources that are created for the new Common Core standards.

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NBC News and National Science Foundation launch the “Science and Engineering Of The 2014 Olympic Winter Games” video series

The enlightening 10-part video collection, narrated by NBC Olympics’ hockey host Liam McHugh, delves into the physics, engineering, chemistry, design and mathematics behind the world’s foremost sporting event.

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Three school leaders named finalists for Nation's Top Assistant Principal

A national winner will be selected from these finalists in February and all state and national honorees will be recognized at an April black-tie gala in Washington, DC.

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New study demonstrates higher academic achievement among students using Discovery Education Techbooks

The researchers concluded that students whose teachers had one or more years of teaching experience and used Science Techbook for instruction scored higher on the FCAT than students whose teachers had similar levels of experience but had not used Science Techbook for instruction.

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School districts awarded ‘mini-grants’ to address students’ urgent needs

Funded by AASA through a partnership with the National Joint Powers Alliance, the $2,000 grants will be used to furnish items such as food and clothing and in some instances, temporary housing stipends.

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NewSchools Venture Fund and Maryland Fund Tales2Go to boost reading achievement

Tales2Go is a Netflix-like subscription service that streams thousands of name-brand audio book titles from popular publishers to desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond, giving users instant, unlimited and simultaneous access.

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Farnsworth receives Bank of America Grant in support of school program

The museum also announces its participation in Bank of America’s Museums on Us program in 2014. On the first full weekend of every month, admission to the Farnsworth is free to all Bank of America cardholders upon presentation of their card.

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Net Texts introduces video collections to enrich teaching and learning

To create the collections, Net Texts’ content researchers reviewed hundreds of YouTube Education channel videos and video collections, and selected those they believe teachers will find most valuable.

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