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Follett Challenge Deadline Just Three Weeks Away

With just three weeks remaining before the Jan. 4 entry deadline for the 2012-13 Follett Challenge, Follett is again sweetening the deal as the company has announced it will throw a party for the contest’s two grand-prize winners at their respective schools. 

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Samsung and Swizz Beatz Team Up To Donate $25K in Products to Bronx Charter School

In October, Samsung and Grammy award-winning artist and producer Swizz Beatz teamed up to donate more than $25 thousand in Samsung products, including Galaxy Note 10.1 tablets and 55-inch LED TVs, to the Bronx Charter School for the Arts.

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New Professional Development Resources from ASCD Support Problem-Based Learning, Differentiated Instruction, and Common Core Implementation

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, announces the release of a series of new PD In Focus® videos, as well as two PD Online® courses.

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Performance Learning Systems Opens Spring Course Enrollment

Enrollment is now open for spring 2013 courses from Performance Learning Systems (PLS), a leading provider of on-site and online graduate education and professional development courses for educators.

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Funds For Learning Announces Free Webinar Series

The Funding Year 2013 Form 471 filing window is officially open and applicants can now begin submitting applications for the upcoming funding year. The Funding Year 2013 filing window will be open for 93 days, closing at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

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Free Training Series Available for Literacy Support Software for Students with Special Needs

Atomic Learning and Texthelp Inc.  have partnered to offer free training tutorials on Read&Write GOLD from Texthelp.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt World Languages Vocabulary Apps Allow Students to Practice Spanish and French Skills Anytime, Anywhere

Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced today that its new language apps, HMH Spanish Vocabulary and HMH French Vocabulary, are now available for free download on the App Store℠. The full versions of the apps offer 1,500 flashcards per language and can be used in tandem with any Spanish or French series by students of all ages, from beginner to advanced levels.

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Polycom® RealPresence® Video Collaboration Goes Mobile at Jefferson County Schools

As schools nationwide struggle to meet performance standards as they watch their budgets shrink, Colorado's largest school district is finding ways to stretch resources, spread teaching expertise across schools and geographies, and save time and transportation costs with mobile and desktop video solutions from Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C).

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eScience3000 Honored as Top Product of 2012 by District Administration Readers

Educators around the country agree: eScience3000™ is a top product of 2012. Selected from more than 1,000 nominations as a winner in this year’s District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product awards program, this unique core science solution for middle school combines the expertise of Achieve3000®, the leader in differentiated instruction, and National Geographic Learning, the premier provider of science content.

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Lightpath Awards $75,000 To Help N.J. Schools Deploy Educational Technology

Nine New Jersey schools will have the opportunity to roll out ambitious new technology-driven learning programs as a result of $75,000 in grants announced by Lightpath®, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses.

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