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Old El Paso Fold ‘n Go adds fun and flavor on the go

Fold ‘N Go™ is Old El Paso®’s first breakfast item for K-12 foodservice; each pouch has eight grams of protein, two grams of fiber and 10 percent of the daily value of calcium.

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Gibbs Smith Education announces featured speaker at NCSS Annual Conference

Kate Coombs, curriculum director at Gibbs Smith Education, will present “Getting History Write: Common Core Strategies for Your Classroom,” which focuses on using writing to enhance student learning about history. Coombs will debunk five common myths about writing instruction, offer teachers the opportunity to participate in a brief model writing activity, and provide purposeful strategies to help students improve their writing—especially about primary sources.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools implement Studysync to foster critical skills for ELL students

To support its teachers in creating instructional environments designed to improve English emergent literacy skills for this student population, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) has announced plans to adopt StudySync district-wide as an essential component of its school’s language arts program.

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Pflugerville Independent School District automates account management with Tools4ever’s UMRA

Tools4ever’s UMRA is being implemented to allow the school district to connect with all campus student information systems so that whenever a change is made it is automatically reflected in all corresponding accounts.

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OverDrive school digital libraries update with enhanced metadata, recommendation features

New features include enhanced metadata, robust search tools, filters and improved title detail pages and menus to make finding a title easier. Users are now able to search for titles based on standardized reading level information such as Lexile, ATOS and Accelerated Reader scores.

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Kajeet provides off-campus internet to students at Forsyth County Schools

The Atlanta-area school district purchased its first round of the portable Wi-Fi hotspots, which enable children to have access to essential academic and education resources on the Internet after they leave campus.

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Boston Public Schools chooses Tyler Incident Management for flexible reporting

Tyler Incident Management gives Boston’s school and transportation administrators flexible access to record and manage all incidents that occur at schools or on the buses. Boston also plans to use Tyler Incident Management to track parent and school service complaints.

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Two years after enacting statewide voucher program, Indiana makes dramatic gains on national achievement test

Two years after enacting the nation's most comprehensive set of education reforms, Indiana has jumped to near the head of the class in improvement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly referred to as the Nation's Report Card.

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Extron now shipping PlenumVault systems that offer secure mounting in a suspended ceiling

These easy-to-use, easy-to-install, economical classroom AV systems use twisted pair technology for transmitting signals and include network connectivity for Web-based asset management, monitoring, and control.

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New LynTec control system simplifies emergency lighting solutions

Designed to turn on circuits instantly regardless of control protocol or zone assignment, the new features enable applications within the entertainment lighting control sector to comply easily with federal, state, and local egress or emergency lighting codes.

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