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Des Plaines’ Westerhold named Illinois Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Jane L. Beyer Westerhold, superintendent of Des Plaines Community Consolidated School District 62, has been selected the 2013 Illinois Superintendent of the Year by the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA).

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Reading Eggs Launches New App: Tap the Cat

Award-winning Reading Eggs has launched its new Tap the Cat app in the United States. The app features 9 different activities that aide children in learning while enjoying educational games.

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New Holiday Campaign to Promote Reading

Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, The UPS Store and Marine Toys for Tots Foundation are launching a READ EVERY DAY holiday campaign to promote the love of reading and encourage all families to help give books to kids who need them most, including those who lost books due to Hurricane Sandy.

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PLATO Learning Changes Name to Edmentum

Limited resources, evolving academic standards and new technologies are reshaping how learners interact in the classroom and engage with their learning, and redefining the very idea of what teaching and learning can be.

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SparkFun Education at Centennial Elementary

On Tuesdays at Centennial Elementary School in Firestone, Colorado a MESA (which means she has to figure out how to teach Math, Engineering and Science all at once) educator named Sarah Bloms teaches fourth and fifth graders various basic aspects of physical computing, which is not your standard elementary school material.

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Atlanta Public Schools Select Digital Solutions from ASCD to Support Professional Development Goals

Atlanta Public Schools (APS), serving more than 51,000 students in the greater Atlanta, Ga., metro area, has become the latest school system to select digital solutions from ASCD to meet their district-wide professional development goals.

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Reading Assistant Program From Scientific Learning Wins 2012 Award of Excellence From Tech & Learning

The Reading Assistant™ program from Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL) was named a winner in the 30th annual Awards of Excellence by Tech & Learning magazine.

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SMART Unveils World's First Fully-Integrated Touch-Enabled Interactive Projector

SMART Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:SMT) (TSX:SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces the upcoming release of the world's first fully-integrated touch-enabled interactive projector.

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E-rate Filing Window Dates Announced for 2013

The Funding Year 2013 Form 470 filing window dates have been officially released. The FY2013 filing window will be open for 93 days beginning at 12:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, and closing at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

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Benchmark Education Introduces Family Involvement Kits to Enhance K–8 Students’ Home Reading Practice

Literacy publisher Benchmark Education Company announces Read at Home, a new series of independent reading and parent interaction kits to help students get the practice they need at home to improve their reading skills.

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