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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt honored in Center for Green Schools at USGBC’s Best of Green Schools 2013 List

HMH was recognized for helping to transform learning environments by driving the conversation around sustainability education and the Common Core.

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Follett expands PreK-12 ebook offerings with Macmillan Partnership

With books increasingly moving to digital formats, Follett has been at the forefront of the transition with tools and solutions that help customers access and integrate the new forms of content within schools.

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Edgenuity launches student “Tweet of the Month” award

The “Tweet of the Month” program will kick off in January, featuring an inspiring student tweet and rewarding winners with a special swag bag and online recognition.

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Vantis Life Insurance Co. hosts “Actuarial Boot Camp”

The camp, offered at no charge to Connecticut high school seniors and college freshmen with exceptional math skills, gave them an insider’s look at the role they could play within the insurance sector if they were to pursue a career as an actuary.

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Updated SchoolReach mobile app provides multimodal messaging and reporting capabilities to school administrators

SchoolReach MultiCast makes multimodal parent messaging simple by giving users control over which types of messages should be sent and providing a simple interface and user experience.

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SIIA announces Innovation Incubator Award winners

More than 75 applicants were assessed for the Innovation Incubator program on a broad range of criteria, including the education focus, end-user impact, market need for the innovation, representation of K-12/postsecondary market levels, and the level of originality and innovation.

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Teach For America and Buffalo Public Schools partner to build capacity in local schools

In each year of the new partnership, Teach For America and the BPS would work together to determine the number of Teach For America candidates to be recruited, trained, and developed, based on teacher vacancy, resignation, and retirement projections.

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Comcast and Khan Academy announce multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership

The commitment includes hundreds of thousands of PSAs, significant digital promotion in both English and Spanish, as well as multiple joint promotion opportunities around the country over the next few years.

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Kilgore ISD undergoes seamless installation for new campuses with Hitachi 3LCD Projectors

For both campuses, a total of 150 Hitachi 3LCD projectors were installed. Interactive whiteboards and standard projector screens were both utilized, along with larger projections in each school’s gym, cafeteria and library.

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Bretford introduces Fluid Power for MOTIV Soft Seating

Targeted for social and lounge environments, Fluid Power for MOTIV was created to allow a greater dispersal of power to support electronics and encourage social learning.

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