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Education and Technology Advocates Announce the LEAD Commission

The Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission will develop a blueprint detailing the opportunity for using technology as a catalyst to transform and improve American education. 

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FSR Presents iPad2 Enclosure

FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has introduced an easy-to-install WE-IPAD2-SLV iPad 2 enclosure designed to provide a secure, yet accessible housing for the versatile tablet. 

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Lexia Learning Announces Lexia Reading for the iPad

Currently in development, this app is the only research-validated literacy program available on the iPad, and will provide the full functionality of Lexia Reading. The app will be available later this year. 

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Early eBook Pioneer Bookshare Marks Decade of Innovations

Bookshare, the global leader in providing digital accessible books to people with print disabilities, announced its 10th anniversary this month. 

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Virtual Field Trip Will Give More Than a Million Students an Early 20th Century Immigration Experience at Ellis Island

“Coming to America” a virtual field trip to Ellis Island presented by Scholastic, is an experiential supplement to free teaching resources and digital activities available to teachers in grades 3 to 8. 

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Reading Assistant Software Now Available on SciLEARN Enterprise Platform

With the new web-based Reading Assistant software from Scientific Learning Corp., students can practice reading on their own with one-on-one personalized feedback and guidance and also receive the benefit of direct instruction when it matters most.

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Tight Budgets Aren’t Stopping Nation’s Teachers From Bringing Interactivity Into Schools

A survey of education professionals conducted last month by Luidia revealed current trends about a number of hot-button issues. According to the survey, 73 percent of teachers want technology to increase student engagement. 

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New Award for STEM Teachers Worth $25K

McGraw-Hill Education launched the STEM Innovative Educator Awards to recognize and reward teachers who are finding innovative ways to reach today’s students. 

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Florida Virtual School Now Offering Online Tutoring

Florida Virtual School is now offering online tutoring for math and science for all students – not just those taking an FLVS course. 

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PLATO Learning Introduces Virtual Academy for Launching Effective Virtual Programs

PLATO Learning has introduced PLATO Virtual Academy, a flexible, standards-based solution that pairs rigorous, research-based courses with certified, online teachers to meet the needs of 21st century learners.

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