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OverDrive debuts Streaming Video service to libraries and schools

The Streaming Video service is a convenient and exciting way to instantly borrow from your library and watch videos anytime, anywhere, on any computer, tablet or mobile device with an internet connection.
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PARCC releases RFP for operational assessments

The PARCC RFP for Operational Assessments requests proposals for the ongoing development and implementation of multiple components of PARCC's assessment system.
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School districts awarded $25,000 grants through ‘Ready by 21’

The grants will provide the districts with funds to build partnerships, capacity and structures to offer more and more varied learning opportunities to their students.
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ASCD releases official 2013 holiday gift guide for educators

This list features gift ideas for educators of all levels—from colleagues and community members who seek targeted growth in a specific area to educators who are after ongoing, year-round support.
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Fourth Annual Chefs Move to Schools cooking event showcases kid-tested and approved menu items

Led by White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass, Chefs Move to Schools links chefs to schools in their communities to improve child nutrition, teach children about healthy lifestyles, and help combat childhood obesity.
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Follett announced as year-round platinum sponsor of NAEYC

As a Platinum Level Year-Round Sponsor, Follett – whose products and services help improve learning for 35 million students in 147 countries – will provide financial, philosophical, and in-kind support for NAEYC’s important work, and will distribute NAEYC publications.
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THINK Nation students forego prizes in favor of charitable giving

Think Through Math (TTM), the Web-based solution that provides comprehensive math instruction and practice for students in grades 3 through Algebra 1, kicked off its 4th annual “Time for Giving” contest this month. Throughout November, THINK Nation students have been donating their "THINK points" – the points they earn by completing sections of the program – to a featured charity of the week.

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LightSail Education launches adaptive literacy program in K-12 schools

Additionally, the company raised $3.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Ricardo A. Sagrera of Viceroy Ventures with participation from Joel Greenblatt of Gotham Capital; Chuck Strauch, former Chairman & CEO, PairGain Technologies; Dan Nir of Sargent Capital; Lisa Lippman of Brown Harris Stevens; Paul Appelbaum, Co-Founder of Seamless.com; and education technology angel investor, Zac Zeitlin, among others.
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myON adds Disney content to digital platform

The collaboration brings the magic of Disney to schools nationwide that have access to myON, and features beloved characters from classic and contemporary Disney franchises and properties.
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Think Through Math’s 4th Annual ‘Time For Giving’ motivational contest inspires students during the month of Thanksgiving

Over the past year, THINK Nation students have donated nearly 2.5 million points, the equivalent of $50,000.00, to featured charities. In fact, following recent natural disasters, many students chose to forego classroom prizes, instead donating their points to the American Red Cross relief funds.

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