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Paducah’s Morgan Elementary School wins $5,000 grant for eco-friendly playground makeover in 2nd Annual TurfMutt National Sweepstakes

The TurfMutt curriculum has reached more than one million students across the country, and is featured on the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Education, Department of Energy and USGBC websites.

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Seven Connections Academy STEM teachers selected for “School of Rock” National Research Workshop

The workshop will include time for teachers to collaborate with scientists, specialists, and other participants to developclassroom materials and create ways to integrate the experience into their classroom instruction for Connections Academy students.

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Arista Games launches Jack and Jill's Preschool Adventure educational app

Jack and Jill's Preschool Adventure engages children with six interactive games. Dressed in a costume of their choice, such as cowboy, fireman, superhero or princess, learners find shapes in the clouds, match letters to fruit names, count candles on a birthday cake and pick from colorful balloons.

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School Specialty honors top educators with Teacher of the Year Award Sponsorship

Sponsored exclusively by School Specialty brand Sportime and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) since the award’s inception in 1989, the Teachers of the Year program recognizes outstanding teaching performance and the ability to motivate today's youth to participate in a lifetime of physical activity.

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Abby M. O’Neill gives $11 Million to Teachers College for scholarship support

The first cohort of O’Neill Fellows will arrive at TC this fall to earn dual certification in areas of great need for New York City schools, such as science/inclusive education, elementary education/bilingual, or TESOL (the teaching of English to speakers of other languages). Through the support of the O’Neill Fellowship Program, they will be able to graduate virtually debt-free.

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Technomad expands PowerChiton Series for InfoComm 2013

Technomad comes to InfoComm 2013 with new upgrades to its PowerChiton series of outdoor, weatherproof amplifier modules and breakout box accessories, giving end users and systems integrators more audio options for stadiums, resorts and other outdoor venues and facilities.

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10-year warranty on Polaroid Professional Surveillance Solutions

Commencing in July, end-users will be presented with a full line of Polaroid surveillance solutions that foster improved ease of operation, including short training sessions, bringing “user-friendly” to new heights. For instance, the Polaroid VMS is compatible with over 1800+ cameras from 80 different manufacturers.

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myON reader launches 2013 Summer SuperHero Reading Program

ll schools using myON reader, an online personalized literacy environment matching students’ interests and reading levels to recommended enhanced digital books, are encouraged to participate in the summer reading program, which runs May 15 – August 15, 2013.

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Fire-Lite Alarms ECC Mass Notification System recognized by Security Industry Association

The ECC mass notification system from Fire-Lite Alarms is designed to seamlessly interface with new and existing fire alarms systems to reduce costs and leverage the proven reliability of these systems, as mandated by code.

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Flipswitch partners with KCOMM to support online education system

The integrated FlipSwitch online education system comprises four robust modules: a student information system, a parent-student portal, a learning management system and an online curriculum of more than 125 courses.

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