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ASCD debuts new educational leadership app and releases free digital issue on summer planning

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, has launched a new app that delivers Educational Leadership (EL) magazine content to iPad®, iPhone®, Kindle Fire®, and Android tablets and smartphones.

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New bundle package from Follett and Absolute Software provides K12 districts with a complete asset management solution

Loss of expensive technology tools can be a thing of the past for K-12 districts that use the new bundle package presented by Follett and Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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New early childhood app Chatty Kidz combines cutting edge interaction with real-time collaboration technology to keep children engaged

Confronted with the difficult task of keeping his children engaged during Skype conversations, Ken came up with Chatty Kidz to create an interactive and collaborative environment where the entire family can contribute to the child's learning from anywhere in the world.

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Exacq announces integration of Retail 20/20 from Agilence with exacqVision Video Management System

The exacqVision VMS software is fully integrated into the Retail 20/20 user interface, allowing users to quickly and efficiently identify potential losses without having to move between different applications.

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University study shows attention and behavior problems can be improved: major decreases after just five hours of drug-free training

The key advance here is that by using the Focus and Alertness neurofeedback (brainwave biofeedback) of the Peak Achievement Trainer, highly effective brain training was accomplished in a lot less time, a total of five hours--twelve sessions, only one a week, instead of the usual two or three.

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New study finds most teacher training is doomed to increase U.S. achievement gap

A recent study which assessed more than 1,100 colleges and universities that prepare elementary and secondary teachers and their admission standards, training and value found most teacher training lacking in proficiency based teaching strategies which could add to the U.S. achievement gap.

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Blackboard harnesses student data to flag at-risk learners solution

The new capability of the Blackboard Analytics™ platform leverages more than 25 different factors to build a risk profile based on a student’s academic background and focus, test scores and changes in performance.

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Rapid Insight and Tableau form new technology partnership for clients to extend the value of predictive modeling

Taking advantage of the Tableau Data Extract API has made it easy to incorporate Rapid Insight models into the Tableau visualization products

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CrossTec Corporation adds Android tablet support for SchoolVue students

CrossTec SchoolVue for Android includes chat and request help functionality along with the ability to broadcast the teacher's screen directly to student tablets; lock tablet screens to gain attention; engage students with class surveys; display lesson objectives, and more.

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Cree propels University of North Carolina energy-saving initiatives

Designed to last up to 100,000 hours, Cree CR24 troffers feature dimming-capabilities for easy lighting control integration. CR24 LED troffers are powered by Cree TrueWhite® Technology, delivering beautiful white light with superior color accuracy and consistency.

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