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Business roundtable recognizes five programs for ‘outstanding’ work in K-12 education

Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies, launched its K-12 education initiative earlier this year, aimed at identifying a small number of proven and scalable programs that address priority issues related to the Roundtable’s commitment to U.S. STEM education, teacher quality, early reading and full implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

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Critical Intervention Services launches new program to stop school shootings and provide safety

The result of years of research, analysis and program development, CIS' comprehensive strategy is based on the intense study of actual, identified vulnerabilities and patterns of violence from school shooting events, spanning nine decades of domestic and global occurrences.

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Trusted CrashPlan innovator Code42 fulfills customer demand, launches secure enterprise file sync and share

A secure, enterprise sync and share platform, SharePlan enables users to work without interruption while empowering IT to seamlessly protect and manage enterprise data. SharePlan is available via private cloud, public cloud and hybrid deployments.

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The Blackbird Academy flies high with HARMAN’s Soundcraft Digital Consoles

Soundcraft’s Si Performer and Si Expression consoles will also be used in the school’s main live sound area, where a full sound reinforcement system will be set up to teach students how to mix live FOH and monitor sound and learn system networking. In addition to spending time behind the mixing boards, students will learn to work with the Soundcraft ViSi app, which enables remote control of Soundcraft consoles from an iPad.

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Follett Challenge to recognize K-12 innovation at 15 schools

To participate, entrants must complete an online application and upload a three- to five-minute video describing their program. The judges will be seeking applications that illustrate critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration between students and among teachers and other members of the school staff.

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The Skin Cancer Foundation launches “I Am Sun Smart” competition for teachers and students

To be eligible for the competition, teachers must register for, download, and teach the “Rays Awareness” lesson plan which is part of Sun Smart U, The Skin Cancer Foundation’s free and interactive Sun Smart U education program about sun protection.

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Study reveals 9 out of 10 people prefer images from 3LCD projectors over 1-chip DLP

The preference study included side-by-side comparisons of 3LCD and 1-chip DLP projectors with similar resolution and white brightness specifications. Participants viewed a series of side-by-side images and responded with their preference. Nine out of 10 respondents preferred the image from a 3LCD projector over 1-chip DLP, and of those, 87 percent strongly preferred 3LCD images.

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Zaner-Bloser celebrates teachers with a contest and $5,000 in grants

Teachers, principals and administrators across the country in grades K-12 are eligible to write and submit an essay for the Which Teacher Inspired Your Future? conte

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New Haven School change gets $11M boost from feds

The purpose of the Federal Magnet School Assistance Program is to help school districts increase public school choices for parents and help districts attract a diverse group of students from throughout their communities.

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ASCD offers professional development institutes for the Common Core State Standards

School leaders will find out why leading the change demands fundamental shifts in classroom instruction. Leaders also will receive action steps to ensure that each staff member contributes to the success of implementation.

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