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VizZle® Now Supports Links Curriculum Presented by STAR® Autism Support

Monarch Teaching Technologies (MTT) today announced that STAR Autism Support (STAR) will provide subscribers of their Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Links Curriculum with access to special interactive content through VizZle, the web-based visual learning center.

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Knovation Acquires SideVibe to Improve Effective Use of Digital Resources

Under the terms of the agreement, Knovation will enhance its personalized digital curriculum content solutions and next generation learning engagement solutions by leveraging SideVibe’s expertise and proven methodologies on effective use of digital content in the classroom.

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Survey Reveals High School Students Lack Adequate Financial Knowledge

According to the survey, more than a quarter of students believe they will be unprepared to manage their finances upon high school graduation. In addition, students surveyed demonstrated that they do not understand basic financial facts and concepts.

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Kentucky Schools Launch Statewide Cloud-based ERP System

Of Kentucky’s 174 school districts, the remaining Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is working with Tyler on a migration plan, and will keep its more than 100,000 students and 6,400 teachers on its current, on-premise Munis system until the migration is complete.

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MRL Announces Educational Technology Division

The new division complements MRL’s vision to synthesize high-quality education research and high-quality educational technology research to improve student learning.

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Carnegie Learning Awarded $1.4 Million Contract from the ADL

The Hyper-Personalized Intelligent Tutors project will explore how factors such as interest- level, mood, and persistence affect learning. The project will build a collaborative research platform for understanding how cognitive and non-cognitive factors working together impact retention of knowledge and a student’s commitment to keep learning.

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Cree Extends LED Street Lighting Leadership

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces the next performance upgrade to the LEDway® Series LED Street Light. These energy-efficient luminaires, provided in several versions and tailored to specific applications, are the ideal replacement for outdated high pressure sodium (HPS) and metal halide (MH) fixtures.

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Texas Senate Confirms Nomination of Ed Commissioner Michael L. Williams

The Texas Senate today voted unanimously to formally confirm the nomination of Michael L. Williams as the state’s Commissioner of Education. Named to the position by Governor Rick Perry in September 2012, Commissioner Williams’ appointment required Senate confirmation.

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Griffin Equips the Modern Student with the SeeSaw & No. 2 Pencil Stylus

SeeSaw is a lightweight, portable case with a built-in carrying handle. It transforms a user's iPad into a personal or group tabletop workstation that is steady and stable for viewing, tapping and typing, and incredibly easy to hold, carry and use.

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Two Colorado Districts Implement SPARKT PE Programs

SPARK lessons incorporate student-directed learning, differentiated instruction and sports education to motivate students to participate and develop a lifelong love of activity.

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