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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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PresenceLearning Wins 2012 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence

PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students, was named a winner in the New Products category of the 2012 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence.

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ePals Launches News Now Journalism Center

ePals Corporation (TSX-V: SLN), an education media company and the world’s leading safe social learning network, today announced the launch of News Now, a new learning center on www.ePals.com/journalism dedicated to helping high school students learn professional news and editorial reporting skills.

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Follett Corporation Elects Mary Lee Schneider as President and Chief Executive Officer

Follett Corporation today announced that the company’s Board of Directors has elected Mary Lee Schneider as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 26, 2012. Schneider joins Follett after serving as RR Donnelley’s President, Digital Solutions and Chief Technology Officer. She also served on Follett’s Board of Directors for 11 years.

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