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School in session as congressmen, House staff attend digital class on the Hill

The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) turned the House of Representatives’ Education and the Workforce Committee Room into four digital classrooms yesterday to demonstrate how education technology is transforming the way teachers’ teach and students’ learn.

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PBS NEWSHOUR asks middle & high school students to share their unique perspective of 2013 in a digital media contest

The #MyZeitgeist competition was made in partnership with Google and is tied to their annual “Zeitgest” project- which highlights the biggest events of the year as seen through the site’s search engine results.

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Bridgeport Public Schools initial donation request leads to $45,000 in technology savings

The $45,000 savings resulted from Virtual Procurement Services renegotiating the existing contracted rates for the purchase of 173 “Smart Boards” for Bridgeport Public Schools.

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Providence Public School District chooses Skyward as its SIS vendor

The 47-school district looks forward to receiving time and cost savings with the Skyward Student Management Suite, as well as the ability to transfer student records easily between districts.

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ASCD announces pre-conference institutes for 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

Led by world-renowned experts and authors, the 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show Pre-Conference Institutes offer a deep dive on topics of interest to educators now.

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The Weather Channel and Discovery Education give students an inside look into the science behind severe weather and preparedness

These two trusted brands are launching this initiative with a virtual field trip to provide scientific expertise, weather curriculum and streaming content across multiple platforms.

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McGraw-Hill Professional teams with OverDrive to offer eBooks to public libraries and schools

Through OverDrive, K-12 school libraries and public libraries will be able to offer 24/7 access to McGraw-Hill Professional digital titles in four broad categories: Business/Consumer, Science/Technical, Test Prep/Education, and Medical.

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Lakeshore celebrates four 2014 Teachers' Choice (SM) Awards

Lakeshore's Math Plinko and Launch It! Language Games have won the Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom, making this the second year in a row that the company has won in this category.

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LynTec's RPCM recognized with LDI 2013 Award

The solution was selected for its innovative new technology by a panel of industry experts working in conjunction with the editors of Live Design.

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Literacy publisher Benchmark Education wins top industry award for its leveled books in Spanish

These leveled books in print improve students’ comprehension of diverse genres, teach them to analyze and respond to text, and expand their ability to write in Spanish.

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