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Bloxx’s eBook Helps Schools Set Social Media Policies

A new e-book, Social Media in Education: Enhancing Learning and Managing eSafety, from Bloxx, addresses the challenges schools face in harnessing social media information and collaborative learning tools, while protecting students from inappropriate content and dangerous malware.

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110+ Districts Sign on for Homebound Education program

Designed to meet the needs of students who are away from the classroom for an extended period due to injury, illness, behavioral, or other issues, K12's HEAL program combines online curriculum, interactive technology, and services, such as instruction by certified teachers and mentoring, to enable students to continue to receive a high quality education, engage with other students, and to maintain their rate of progress toward graduation.

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Edgenuity Announces Online Video Contest Winners from VA, TX, WI

Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced the winners of its “20/20 Vision” video contest highlighting how online and blended learning solutions are improving academic outcomes for students, teachers, schools and districts across the country.

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ThingLink Launches Interactive Image Contest for K-12 with Rosen Digital

Students in grades K–12 can create Interactive ThingLink images, providing the opportunity to explore their interests and passions, connect multiple resources into a cohesive presentation, and share their projects with a large community.

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America’s Top Urban Public Charter School System Eradicates Achievement Gaps, Sends All Students to College

A report detailing the practices behind the 2012 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools winner’s success in eliminating achievement gaps and reaching 100 percent college admission for all its students was released today by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

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North Kansas City Schools Streamline Printing with Konica Minolta EnvisionIT Solutions

Leveraging bizhub MFPs and production print systems with Nuance Equitrac Express and RSA WebCRD, the district optimized its printing practices throughout its 32 educational sites.

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SparkFun Electronics Announces 2013 National Education Tour

The goal of the tour, which plans to make at least 50 stops across all 50 states, is to inspire passion for electronics in students and educators across the country, teaching lifelong skills such as programming, soldering and circuit-building along the way.

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Newer Technology Announces Next Generation Power2U AC/USB In-Wall Charging Solution

Designed to enhance living and working spaces by eliminating the need for power adapters, the Power2U AC/USB outlet now features NEC tamper-resistant receptacles and is available in a new 20 Amp model for residential and commercial, hospitality, education, and municipal applications.

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Carnegie Learning® Scores High in Rigorous Common Core Textbook Adoption Year

In 2012, Carnegie Learning curricula were adopted for long-term implementation in six states after completing instructional materials evaluation and review driven by the new Common Core State Standards. Carnegie Learning's research-based textbooks and adaptive learning software were evaluated and approved for use in:

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New Study Finds 21 States Have More Non-Teaching Staff than Teachers

Twenty-one states employ more bus drivers, librarians, cafeteria workers, deputy superintendents, accountants, coaches, nurses, assistant principals, and other non-teaching personnel than they do classroom teachers, according to a new analysis of state education employees by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

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