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PARCC Governing Board Approves Math Assessments for College and Career Readiness, Retest Policy and Tech Specs

The Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) held a meeting on December 13, 2012, which included a joint session with the PARCC Advisory Committee on College Readiness (ACCR).

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Connecticut Counseling Association Partners with Newtown Lions Club To Provide Counseling to Those Affected by Sandy Hook Tragedy

The Connecticut Counseling Association (CCA), a branch of the American Counseling Association, and the Newtown Lions Club Foundation have partnered to provide counseling services to the families and first responders affected by the December 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

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Florida's Star Children's Group; Smith III Is Tackling Worldwide Issues In Their Music

The craze has began! Billboard Magazine dubbed Smith III New Faces of Pop, Hip Hop & Rap Music. But Smith III is more than just young cute recording artist/musicians; they are three musically talented siblings from Florida, whose music is giving voices to children across the world speaking about issues that affect their lives and the people around them.

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MultiTouch’s Interactive Displays React to Real-Life Objects with Enriched Reality

MultiTouch Ltd., the world leader in interactive display systems, today announced its latest technology, Enriched Reality™. With the new technology, MultiTouch’s MultiTaction® series of displays are able to detect every object that interacts or is placed on the system.

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Free LRMI Workshop Scheduled for January 12 in California

The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) is offering a free LRMI Workshop on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (PST).

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Capstone Acquires Maupin House Publishing, Launches Capstone Professional

Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, announced today it has acquired the assets of Maupin House Publishing, a Florida-based publishing company.

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XPAND 3D and AVRover Introduce Co-Branded 3D Glasses for Education Market

XPAND 3D and AVRover have partnered to develop and distribute co-branded 3D glasses for the education market. The first 1,000 pairs, which are based on XPAND’s market-leading EDUX3 glasses, are currently being manufactured and will be part of AVRover’s “3D AVRover” portable 3D presentation systems.

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RoboRescue Challenge Hones Skills

The 2013 RoboRescue Challenge: Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) tasks students with creating a mobile robot like those employed by emergency service personnel (fire, police, military). Students design the robot to secure an area by locating, neutralizing, moving, and disposing of explosive materials.

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Mariner Software Expands its Distribution Reach with The Douglas Stewart Company

Mariner Software, a developer of writing, Mac OS, iOS and Windows solutions for the consumer and K-12 and Higher Education markets, announced today a new distribution relationship with The Douglas Stewart Company, the premiere educational technology distributor of North America.

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Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Launches 2013 Program, Announces Changes To Competition To Align More Closely With NRC Framework For K-12 Science Education

For the past 21 years, the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Program has motivated hundreds of thousands of students across the U.S. and Canada to excel – and have fun – at science.

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