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Sheila Harrity named National High School Principal of the Year

Harrity seized the opportunity to implement small learning communities, change the school’s culture, and empower teachers so all of the school’s nearly 1,400 students would graduate to thrive in the 21st century.

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Teachers gain ability to lockdown from anywhere in classroom with new Schlage CO-220

The pairing of the lock and remote fob is always done at the lock and up to ten fobs can be paired in the field to one lock. Likewise, up to ten locks can be paired to one fob. When the fob is pressed for two seconds, it locks down the lock closest in range to avoid accidently locking another door. The typical range is up to 75 feet.

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Epson adds robust DC-12 Document Camera to existing portfolio of classroom solutions

One of the most notable features offered by the DC-12 is its new picture-in-picture functionality, which allows students to view original and zoomed-in images simultaneously – when digital zoom is in use, a large window shows the featured section, while a smaller window keeps perspective on the original image.

Free Kindle version of Invent to Learn

For a limited time, the Kindle (e-book) version of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom is available free.

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Los Angeles USD to implement social and emotional learning program from The Social Express

Incorporating cognitive behavioral research and evidence-based social learning practices, the lessons in The Social Express use “Hollywood quality” animation to model the social skills integral to relationship building as well as career and life success.

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Medeco’s M100 bundled with a Weigand Hub is now available

The M100 provides an easy and cost effective method for providing access control to applications where audit trail and monitoring are critical.

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Edmentum adds career technical education courses to Plato Courseware

Eight CTE courses are available now for Edmentum’s standards-based Plato Courseware online curriculum, with an additional 24 courses scheduled for release in 2014.

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CDW survey finds significant opportunity for more IT support of mobility at work

While security around mobile devices is a constant issue, CDW’s survey found that managing mobility in the workplace presents a much broader set of challenges.

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Recycling education partnership to inspire student scientists

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning have worked together to develop real-world school curricula to help teachers and students understand both the importance of recycling and the applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (the STEM subjects) in the recycling industry.

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Britannica middle-school program takes aim at science misconceptions

Designed for classrooms in grades six, seven and eight, the program covers key topics in the curriculum, addressing misunderstandings that frequently confuse students. For example, many students believe that seasons change based on the Earth’s distance from the Sun, when in fact it’s the changing tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis in relation to the Sun that causes the change in seasons.