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Introducing ClassFlow -- A new platform for teachers that makes lesson planning more efficient and lesson delivery more impactful

ClassFlow allows teachers to foster student engagement by connecting mobile devices such as educational tablets, smartphones, and laptops to classroom displays and interactive whiteboards.

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Discovery Education gives students VIP access to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue through unique virtual field trip series broadcast live from the White House

Each webinar in the “Of the People” series will provide students and educators with a behind-the-scenes look at White House operations and an introduction to administration officials.

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Grand Prairie Independent School District expands Fast Forword and Reading Assistant programs to 24 schools

The district began using the Fast ForWord program in 2011-12 in four schools to close reading gaps for struggling readers, English learners, and students with disabilities.

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Rourke Educational Media introduces 100 new dual-language Spanish Titles for ELL market

The new Spanish titles also are available in English to support learners in English as a second language and dual-language programs. All new Spanish titles will be available next month in both print and ebook formats.

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Follett launches Simon & Schuster ebooks to schools

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats.

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools continues transformation with district-wide adoption of digital resources and professional development

To maximize the benefits of these resources, educators will receive customized professional development through the newly-created MDCPS Digital Leader Network, part of extensive infrastructure built to help facilitate the district’s transition to a digital learning environment.

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New app uses neuroscience to raise kids' math scores

The game is aimed at helping kids from pre-K to fourth grade learn to subtract and count backwards by 2s, 5s, 10s, and by more challenging combinations.

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ABB creates the SMART Education Package to provide robotic course curriculum and hands-on training to schools

A portion of the package may qualify for government STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subsidies, and schools can use the package to support their STEM education initiatives.

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2013-14 Follett Challenge invites entries, announces judges

Fifteen schools from all levels of education will be honored in this year's contest, and semifinalists will be named in four categories: elementary, middle, high school and magnet/parochial/preK-12 schools.

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Fifty-one public schools named as state winners in the $2 Million Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

The 51 state winners, listed at the end of this announcement, were chosen from more than 2,300 applicants. Their ideas ran the gamut from reducing pollution with bicycles made from bamboo to finding the safest routes to school in an urban community to compelling government action to remove carcinogens in the community.

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