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Wowsers® curbs 'summer slide' in math by offering students free access to game-based digital learning solution throughout summer months

Aptly named “Wowzers Summer Explorers,” the free program will allow students who already use Wowzers in their school or classroom environments to easily continue on their learning path by accessing the program on their home computer or mobile devices with the same login credentials at a special summer website –

Enterasys unveils industry-first massive open online course (MOOC) initiative

Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, is launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) initiative designed to provide students who are interested in learning more about IT, an informal learning environment within an open forum.

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Log(n) transforms Great Hearts Academies’ admissions with student enrollment system

For Great Hearts’ administrators, the system automatically processes and tracks applications, calculates waitlists and generates data about a school’s applicant pool to assist with planning and budgeting.

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Teachscape wins top honor in the 2013 Association of Educational Publishers' (AEP) Awards

The Teachscape Effectiveness Platform provides districts and states with tools for classroom observation and evaluation, professional learning, and talent management and supports the development of effective teaching practices throughout an educator’s career.

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K12 Inc. expands the most extensive online K-12 catalog for school districts

K12 Inc., the nation’s leading provider of technology-powered individualized education solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school, today announced that it has expanded its course catalog available to school districts for the 2013–2014 school year.

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New Cree UR Series LED Upgrade Kit breaks payback barrier to obsolete linear fluorescent lighting

The innovative upgrade kit is designed to fit into existing T8/T12 linear fluorescent fixtures – allowing end users to easily upgrade to LED. The new UR Series LED upgrade kit covers both two-feet and four-feet lengths in various lamp configurations.

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ifocus joins forces with national PTA to support child success

With a commitment to developing programs and partnerships that benefit children and bring valuable resources to parents and members, Focus Education makers of ifocus, announced today that the company is now an official National PTA Member Benefits Provider (MBP). ifocus is a unique attention-training system for children ages 6 to 12 that significantly improves attention, focus, and memory through a fun computer game called “Jungle Rangers.”

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Principals believe better internet access will open more doors

Results of a new NASSP survey of nearly 750 middle and high school principals demonstrate that the new initiative aligns with students’ needs for improved connectivity.

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Not all cloud backup is enterprise-ready, says industry analyst firm

With spending on public cloud backup services estimated to reach $2 billion this year, IDC highlights the need for due diligence in the selection process.

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Spark 101 launches to ignite student interest in STEM

Spark 101 provides teachers with interactive videos from industry and instructional resources to engage their students with real-world problem solving—integrated directly to a course's curriculum.