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Bretford enhances MOTIV High Back Sofa Line for more workspace/ seating

The new MOTIV High Back Sofa with Shelf offers additional workspace while retaining a compact footprint. The new sofa, which provides the most utility in high back seating currently offered, is available for order now and will begin shipping later this month.

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FEMA notices students' search-and-rescue bot

The robot, affectionately named Robbie and built from Pitsco's TETRIX® Building System, has been put into service by the Best Southwest Regional Community Emergency Response Team in DeSoto, Texas.

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National Survey of School Leaders reveals 2013 school uniform trends

The steady growth of school uniforms or formal dress code policies in public schools may be due, in part, to students who struggle with wanting to wear the latest clothing looks in order to fit in at school.

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Edgenuity plays key role in national transition to online learning

As the national movement toward implementing digital learning programs and instructional materials in grade 6-12 classrooms gains momentum, Edgenuity – a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions – is helping to lead the way as schools and districts make the transition to online learning.

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Harman’s JBL Professional PRX700 Series redefines premium performance for portable PA loudspeakers

Delivering an unprecedented combination of power and mobility, HARMAN’s JBL Professional today introduced the PRX700 Series portable loudspeakers. The next generation in JBL’s market-leading PRX portable PA line, the PRX700 Series offers massive improvements in power, SPL and connectivity.

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Technomad PowerChiton amplifiers revive stadium audio at Excelsior Springs High School

Kansas City, Missouri-based systems integrator Harvest Productions, which performed the upgrade, housed the new PowerChiton modules inside the stadium’s scoreboard. The compact PowerChiton design enabled the unusual installation, ensuring they are not visible to spectators.

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ASCD appoints Susan Race as new director of professional development

Race brings more than 15 years’ experience in education and program, product, and process modification to ASCD. Before joining the association, Race was an educational consultant providing training and support around teacher observation, coaching, and evaluation for The Danielson Group.

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Could illiteracy and the lack of effective reading strategies be the hidden cause of crime?

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, "Poor reading and writing skills have a devastating lifelong impact - 75% of school dropouts report reading problems, and at least half of adolescents and young adults with criminal records have reading difficulties."

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Eatonville, Wash., School District completes $2.2 M performance contract with Schneider Electric

The project will enable the district to sustain long-term energy efficiency in its facilities, while saving approximately 24 percent of its annual energy costs.

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SickWeather offers free outbreak alerts

The alert system is built upon Sickweather's patent-pending process that distills reports of illnesses from social media services like Twitter and Facebook, which was used to identify the early 2012 Flu Season 6 weeks before the CDC.

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