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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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Stoneware Announces the Immediate Availability of LanSchool 7.7.2

Stoneware, the leader in Unified Cloud computing, announced the immediate availability of LanSchool 7.7.2. This release includes many new features but remains simple, reliable and easy-to-use, as teachers and tech coordinators have come to expect.

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Nutley Public Schools in New Jersey Begins Using the FASTe Platform from Performance Matters to Support Educator Effectiveness

Like many states across the country, New Jersey is engaged in comprehensive reform of teacher and principal evaluation systems, and changing its laws to tie these evaluations to student achievement.

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New Social Skills Quick Take Along from Super Duper

Super Duper Publications has a new entry into its line of Quick Take Along Mini-Books with the Social Skills Quick Take Along. This is the perfect pocket-sized resource for the busy, on-the-go educator or parent to help their children improve everyday pragmatic skills.

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Putnam County School System Replaces Current LMS with Blackboard Learn

Putnam County School System has selected Blackboard Learn to replace its current learning management system (LMS) after determining the need for a more flexible and secure platform for online and blended learning, Blackboard Inc. announced.

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Digital Learning Solution Wowzers® Launches New Website

Award-winning online learning developer Wowzers announced the launch of its newly designed and updated Web site, featuring a more intutitive design and dynamic new features, including a tailored user interface, richer, individualized content and a live web demo.

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Ro*co Films Educational Proudly Presents The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia Educational DVD

Leading film distributor ro*co films educational is making The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia available today on DVD for public performance and educational use. The New York Times says the film “busts any preconceptions about limits on what people with dyslexia can achieve.”

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AFT, NEA: Arming Educators Won't Keep Schools Safe

AFT, NEA: Arming Educators Won’t Keep Schools Safe Focus Needs to Be on Investments in Mental Health Services, Reasonable Gun Safety Legislation WASHINGTON—NEA President Dennis Van Roekel and AFT President Randi Weingarten react to proposals by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, and William Bennett to arm teachers as a way to prevent school violence.

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iPaid: Online Payment Technology Makes Districts Smarter

School Boards across the country are passing resolutions asking Congress to stop drastic education funding cuts that automatically go into effect January 2, 2013, if the impending “fiscal cliff” is not stopped.

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Netchemia and Silver Strong & Associates Partner to Provide a Robust, Yet Simple, Teacher Evaluation Solution

As boards of education and state legislatures refine, adopt or enact educator evaluation requirements, Silver Strong & Associates — developers of The Thoughtful Classroom Teacher Effectiveness Framework — has partnered with education software developer Netchemia to offer a comprehensive solution to performance evaluations for districts and schools across the country.

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