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Preferred Meal Systems Supports Food Day 2012's Healthy Eating Initiatives

Preferred Meal Systems, Inc., a national supplier of healthy, well-balanced component meals, announces that it is supporting Food Day 2012 with kick-off activities to be observed on Wednesday, October 24.

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Miami-Dade Implements GuideK12, Geovisual Analytics

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has implemented GuideK12 geovisual analytics to build stronger communities and examine student needs.

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Cedar Rapids-based Inteconnex Provides State-of-the-Art Security Solution for New Linn-Mar Stadium

Inteconnex, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa headquartered IT and Physical Security integration company designed and implemented a high definition (HD) security solution for the Linn-Mar stadium in Marion, Iowa.

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EPS/School Specialty Leverages Power of Tablets to Support Reading Intervention with 120 New eBooks

EPS, a division of School Specialty, launched its first eBooks for reading intervention today at the Virtual Schools Symposium in New Orleans. All 120 Illustrated Decodable Readers in its S.P.I.R.E. Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) reading intervention program will be available December 2012 for use on iPad, Kindle and NOOK.

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School Improvement Network Surveys 7,000 Educators on Student Success

School Improvement Network, the leader in teacher effectiveness resources and training, released the results of the company’s latest national survey titled, “Top 5 things Parents Should Know to Ensure Student Success.”

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TalentEd Perform Selected by Virginia Beach City Public Schools to Manage Teacher Evaluations

Following a comprehensive evaluation of national vendors, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) selected Netchemia LLC to provide its TalentEd Perform cloud-based teacher evaluation software in response to the Virginia Department of Education’s new teacher evaluation requirements.

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Goalbook Nabs $915K From NewSchools & More To Help Teachers Transform Special Education

When it graduated from Imagine K12′s edtech accelerator last year, Goalbook was tapping into the excitement over technology’s ability to personalize learning by embarking on a mission to give every student a single, shared lesson plan.

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Project RED Announces Five Additional Signature Districts

As the leader in 1:1 technology implementation research, Project RED has made a commitment to bring its research practices to action. As part of this commitment, the organization has selected five additional districts to become Project RED Signature Districts.

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MSDE Chooses Blackboard for Online Education

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), one of the highest ranking public school systems in the country, has picked the Blackboard Learn platform to replace its current learning management system (LMS) and deliver all state-offered online courses as well as professional development for the state’s 60,000 teachers.

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Assistive Technology Vendors Partner to Promote Accessible Instruction for All

In honor of National Disability Awareness Month, Atomic Learning along with assistive technology partners Crick Software, PALM, and TextHELP are encouraging educators to take a pledge to provide accessible instruction to reach all learners.

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