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ASCD joins Instagram as @OfficialASCD

ASCD’s Instagram profile will show educators worldwide a behind-the-scenes look at ASCD, while providing free motivation and professional development through pictures and videos.

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Shmoop’s Math Shack Assignments vanquish SAT & ACT math woes

Thanks to the new and improved Math Shack, students have a personal trainer to help them bulk up their brains so they’re strong enough to face the SATs and ACTs.

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Texas State Board of Education approves Discovery Education Science Techbook for statewide use in K12 classrooms

All K-12 Discovery Education Science Techbook courses were adopted by the state, with 100% coverage of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and English Language Proficiency standards.

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Hitachi outfits the entire Vancouver Public Schools District with projectors

Hitachi’s projectors (purchased by the school district through Troxell Communications) offer dozens of advanced capabilities, such as highly intuitive operation and an unprecedented level of interactivity, that make teaching more effective and efficient and learning more engaging.

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Fire-Lite Alarms takes aim at customer needs through new website

Easily searchable libraries of documentation allow site visitors to quickly locate specific files, including data sheets, engineering specifications and drawings.

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ASCD expands Emerging Leader Program to serve more young educators

The expanded program now enrolls more educators, inducting a larger membership class than ever before, and includes an Emerging Leaders Grant opportunity that will award selected participants in their second year of the program with grants of up to $2,000.

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SolarCity launches Give Power Foundation to provide solar-powered lighting to schools without electricity

Through the Give Power Foundation, SolarCity will bring clean energy to communities across the globe, with initial recipients expected to be in Haiti, Mali, Malawi and Nepal.

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Lexia Reading Core5 captures place among Top 100 Products in District Administration’s 2013 Readers' Choice Award Program

This recognition also marks the fourth year in a row that Lexia’s technology-based reading programs have been honored by educators as a District Administration Top 100 product.

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Video Insight to donate $250,000 in video surveillance systems to schools and colleges via security grant

Beginning in January 2014 – and for each month throughout the year – a school or college will be chosen to receive the software and equipment necessary to implement a video surveillance solution.

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myON celebrates third anniversary with more than 3 million readers

During the past three years, myON has experienced unprecedented growth, ripe with industry awards and honors as well as development and statistical milestones, but supporting more than 3 million students surpasses any honor that can be given.

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