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Norament Satura Provides Flexible Palette of Neutrals, Saturated Colors

nora systems, Inc. is proud to introduce norament® satura, the latest high-performance floor covering from nora for busy working environments, like hospitals and universities.

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New York Life Foundation Grants $400,000 to Classroom, Inc.

The funding will support program expansion of Classroom, Inc.’s Transition Programs for Youth; the dissemination of a new digital literacy suite for sixth- through eighth-graders; and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan.

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Study Shows Significant Test Score Increases in LA Schools Using ST Math

The rigorous analysis, which adhered to federal What Works Clearinghouse specifications, found a statistically significant difference in the average percentage of students in two groups: those scoring advanced and those scoring advanced or proficient on the California Standards Test (CST) in 2011.

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Short Throw Projector Features Improved Interactivity, Added Brightness

Providing educators and business users with the most feature-rich, budget-friendly, short-throw projector, Optoma has begun shipping the TW610STi+, designed to produce large, high-resolution images when space is tight. 3D-ready in 720p HD and offering state-of-the-art remote command and control via Crestron RoomView® technology, the TW610STi+ features PointBlank 3.0 interactive technology and delivers 3200 ANSI lumens of brightness, all at a suggested price of $999.

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KnowRe Offers Free One-year Access To Pilot Schools

The pilot program offers schools exclusive features such as the Teacher Dashboard in addition to KnowRe's state of the art assessment technology and adaptive curriculum.

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Capstone Digital President Todd Brekhus Named 2013 Visionary of the Year

Results are in for the third annual EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honoring tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions—and the best and brightest minds—in education and technology.

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Edgenuity Approved as a Florida Virtual Instruction Program Provider

Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced that its curriculum and instructional model have been reviewed by the Florida Department of Education and found to meet state requirements to serve as a Virtual Instruction Program (VIP) provider for grades 6-12.

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Parents Want More Use Of Mobile Devices In Classrooms

In one of the most comprehensive studies of parents’ views on mobile devices in education, more than 50 percent of parents believe that schools should make more use of mobile devices in education and 32 percent agree that schools should require them in the classroom.

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HWCF, Discovery Education Award Schools For Healthy Living Initiatives

Through support from Playworld Systems, Good Sports and Wyndham® Extra Holidays more than $175,000 in prizes will be awarded to 14 schools across the nation.

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Dr. Winifred Hamilton Emphasizes Importance of Early Childhood Education

Stamford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Winifred Hamilton, along with superintendents from Bridgeport, Fairfield, and New Britain, participated in a panel discussion on the importance of early childhood education, Mon., April 29, 2013, at the Regional Superintendents’ Early Childhood Education Symposium in Ridgefield, Conn.

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