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InsureMyTrip launches education site for academic travel

InsureMyTrip for Education, a new website featuring trip cancellation plans geared toward K12 and higher education travel, has been launched by InsureMyTrip and underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. The Academic Explorer products provide financial protection for both domestic and international education trips.

New 3000-lumen portable projectors launched by Canon U.S.A.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. introduced five portable projectors utilizing DLP BrilliantColor display technology to deliver 3000 lumens, a 2300:1 contrast ratio, filter-free operation, and up to 6,000 hours of lamp life when in Economy mode.

American Graduate Day aims to encourage graduation

American Graduate Day 2014 returns this fall with seven hours of national and local programming, live interviews and performances. Broadcast and streamed live with host Wes Moore on September 27, the multiplatform event is part of the American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen initiative, helping communities bolster graduation rates through local public media stations.

Classworks partners with Clever to tie in SIS data with digital learning

Classworks and Clever are partnering to integrate student information system (SIS) data with a digital learning solution. Through Clever Instant Login, teachers and students will be able to access Classworks with just one login while school, teacher, class and student data will be continuously updated as it changes.

Top Masters in Education releases list of highest paying public school districts

Top Masters in Education published a list of the top paying school districts in each state for first-year teachers. Topping the list is New York's Katona-Lewisboro School District. While the cost of living in this region is exceptionally high, this district pays well above the second highest paying district, exceeding it by close to $30,000.

ASCD releases professional development resources for literacy instruction

ASCD has assembled professional development resources to help educators integrate literacy into their instruction with videos, courses and channels and webinars, including Vocab in Action, The Innovators and Reading in Meaning, among others.

SST launches SecureCampus gunfire detection for school campuses

SST, Inc. launched SecureCampus, a gunfire detection system designed to provide both indoor and outdoor coverage at school campuses. SecureCampus instantly detects gunfire and notifies law enforcement, campus security personnel, on-site staff, and other first responders.

Eastern DataComm expands ShoreTel offerings with cloud solutions

Eastern DataComm is now offering ShoreTel Sky solutions to its customers, joining the "Enabled tier" of the Champion Partner Program - Cloud track. The Champion Partner Program is designed to enable solution providers with UC expertise to provide ShoreTel’s end-to-end communications products and services.

LocknCharge launches two syncing and charging carts

LocknCharge launched two new syncing and charging carts specifically designed for iPad devices. The iQ 30 Cart and EVO 40 Cart are designed for iPad, iPad Air or iPad Mini device collections in school environments. Schools can store, sync, charge, secure and transport as many as 30 devices in the iQ 30 and 40 devices in the larger EVO 40.

Nutrition and fitness app integrated by Alabama school

The Walker County Public School System in Jasper will integrate the Kids Making Healthy Choices app into its iPad-enabled health and physical education curriculum at Bankhead Middle School. The app includes the digital ebook adaptation of the Making Healthy Choices—A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids book, kid-friendly recipes, online tools and resources and more.