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National Board partners with states, districts and the profession to transform teaching and learning

The work supported by the grant will result in many more students being taught by accomplished teachers who have achieved National Board Certification and will create new opportunities for these teachers to serve in instructional leadership roles in high-need schools.

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iPad technology in the hands of all Perkins School students

For the first time in Massachusetts, a special education school is equipping each of its students with a personal iPad.

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MetaMetrics partners with LightSail education

The platform provides educators the ability to tailor reading instruction based on student ability, as well as measure student reading growth through the use of Lexile measures, the most widely adopted measure of reading ability and text complexity in the country.

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Atomic Learning attains IMS Global Learning Consortium Certification with LTI v1.0 Conformance

With the Atomic Learning LTI Tool, instructors can search Atomic Learning’s online library of technology training videos and learning resources from within their LMS—and easily embed links to resources within courses.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the Center for Civic Education expand partnership

As an exclusive partner of CCE, We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, HMH will deliver new eTextbooks and enhanced eBook editions of the popular CCE program to students Grades 5-12 and teachers across the country.

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Teachers gain ability to lockdown from anywhere in classroom with New Schlage CO-220

The remote fob can be conveniently worn around the neck or on the wrist so that it is immediately accessible by teachers and staff. Like many other lockdown solutions from Ingersoll Rand, the Schlage CO-220 Standalone classroom security lock provides visual lockdown indication from inside the classroom. When the remote fob is pressed a red flashing light on the inside of the CO-220 lock indicates the lock is secure.

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DVDO introduces first matrix switcher with support for 4k Ultra HD streaming and MHL connectivity

Developed for easy integration into whole home theater control systems, the Matrix6 switcher displays two 4K sources simultaneously on two TVs or projectors, removing the need for additional investment in source equipment.

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Unique AZ district closes achievement gap with blended learning approach

The Rose Academies, a group of public charter schools, provide students in Tucson, AZ, an alternative education setting designed to support each students’ individual academic needs. Leadership at Rose Academy views their student body as an ever-changing and evolving learning community and aims to provide an environment to foster positive academic growth in each individual learner.

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SunGard K-12 Education provides formative assessment support for PerformancePLUS

Now using PerformancePLUS’s AssessmentBUILDER, teachers can build, administer, and score these tools for assessing individual student needs and adapting instruction to help improve student achievement. Like many PerformancePLUS enhancements, this new tool is free for all current AssessmentBUILDER subscribers.

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Scientific Learning Corp. launches ReadingAssistant.com

Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL) today announces ReadingAssistant.com, a new website that provides teachers, reading specialists and school principals with an array of resources focused on reading fluency and comprehension.

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