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New app uses neuroscience to raise kids' math scores

The game is aimed at helping kids from pre-K to fourth grade learn to subtract and count backwards by 2s, 5s, 10s, and by more challenging combinations.

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ABB creates the SMART Education Package to provide robotic course curriculum and hands-on training to schools

A portion of the package may qualify for government STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subsidies, and schools can use the package to support their STEM education initiatives.

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2013-14 Follett Challenge invites entries, announces judges

Fifteen schools from all levels of education will be honored in this year's contest, and semifinalists will be named in four categories: elementary, middle, high school and magnet/parochial/preK-12 schools.

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Fifty-one public schools named as state winners in the $2 Million Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

The 51 state winners, listed at the end of this announcement, were chosen from more than 2,300 applicants. Their ideas ran the gamut from reducing pollution with bicycles made from bamboo to finding the safest routes to school in an urban community to compelling government action to remove carcinogens in the community.

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Primoris Academy steps up safety on snow days

Parents hit the roads early to get their children to school. Thanks to a new contract with One Call Now, administrators will be able to quickly contact parents when the school is delayed or closed.

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Edgenuity now taking second semester enrollments for NCAA-approved courses

Through Edgenuity’s Instructional Services program, districts and schools can now enroll student-athletes in Edgenuity’s online courses to help them fulfill their academic requirements and drive positive academic outcomes while accommodating each student-athlete’s training and travel needs.

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation declares December 2013 National Literacy Month with myON

The myON literacy program embraces the tribe’s history and culture; Muscogee (Creek) Nation elders digitally recorded books in their native language, ensuring that their traditional words and stories are saved for posterity.

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Goalbook offers holistic approach to empower teachers

Goalbook’s solution combines leading pedagogical research with its innovative technology to help educators personalize instruction for students.

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McGraw-Hill Education expands efforts to ensure a fully interoperable future for the education technology industry

A contributing member of the IMS and an advocate for open standards, McGraw-Hill Education aims to make its content open and searchable to anyone and to help make education technology more seamless and flexible for instructors and students everywhere.

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Struggling students in Hoke County Schools achieve significant gains after using the Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant programs

The rural district joins a distinguished group of 35 National Reference Site schools and districts in the United States and Canada that exemplify the outstanding use of the online reading programs.

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