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Take Stock in Children to Enroll 200 New Students

Thanks to community partners and financial supporters, Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County will be able to provide this life-changing opportunity to 200 additional students by June 2014.

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The Cubicle Walk of Shame

Progressive companies attract creative, productive talent with the way they “manage people,” which truthfully is not to manage people at all. Rather than buy into the “productivity can only be seen” mode of thinking, companies that embrace the virtualization of work product attract that always sought after motivated self-starter.

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Why Behavior-Based Sales Training Comes Up Short

Sales training and coaching strategies that focus primarily on behaviors aren’t adequately preparing sales professionals to connect, persuade and win in today's tough environment.

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Minecraft Video Game Is Building a Revolution with Game-Based Learning

At iD, kids and teens learn from playing the game, but mostly from recreating it. Students program modifications through Java, and implement ideas into their own Minecraft worlds.

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Pitsco's IPLs Now Accessible from the Cloud

The move gives teachers and students access to the lessons outside of school, ensuring learning continues even after the school day ends.

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Sixth-Grade Students Petition School Board for Missing Piece in Education

The program is SOAR Study Skills, which simplifies study habits to make learning easier. Authored by Susan Kruger, M.Ed., SOAR is a leading resource for all learners seeking effective, stress-free study habits.

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Texthelp Products Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalists

Texthelp Inc., provider of award-winning literacy software solutions, today announced that Read&Write GOLD with Web Apps was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Solution for Special Needs Students category and Fluency Tutor was named a finalist for the Best Reading/English/Ell Instruction Solution category.

ESFI Announces Spring 2013 Fire & Electric Safety Education Initiative

Few people are aware of the risks of fire and electrical hazards among children and their families. Records indicate that in 2011, U.S. Fire Departments responded to a fire on average every 23 seconds and more than 370,000 home structure fires were reported.

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Helios Partners with SRI International to Create Center for Digital Learning

The Center will create a portfolio of digital learning projects to enhance student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Digital Badges Offer Promise in States Lacking Civic Ed. Assessments

The working paper, New and Alternative Assessments, Digital Badges and Civics, specifically focuses on digital badges – electronic icons awarded for the acquisition of knowledge or skill that are increasingly common features of many web-enabled applications – as a “promising approach” to overcoming the difficulties in assessing competent civics education learning.

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