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Linkit! launches Common Core assessments for CSS and PARCC readiness

With the launch of Common Core Assessments (CCA), Linkit! supports educators seeking ready-to-go assessments professionally crafted by one of the leading developers of educational content and curriculum in the world, Curriculum Concepts International.
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Take Me Fishing, Discovery Education announce contest winners

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Take Me Fishing campaign and Discovery Education have named six schools and educators across the country as winners in the first annual Explore the Blue Water Challenge and Explore the Blue Educator’s Sweepstakes awarding winners with trips, grants and other prizes to foster water conservation efforts in the United States.
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Pearson sees continued growth and expansion of higher education online learning programs

More than 200 schools are working with Pearson to address the ongoing demand and desire for results-oriented online learning programs. Increasingly, students who need a flexible path to earning a degree are looking to online learning programs to access quality higher education. In response, higher education institutions around the country are investing in comprehensive educational services that develop and scale online programs that are high quality, rigorous and drive student achievement.
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Epson now offers Promethean Software to deliver complete interactive learning solution for K-12 classrooms

Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, announced Promethean’s ActivInspire teaching and learning software is now available for purchase for both new and current customers of Epson’s industry-leading BrightLink® interactive projectors. Educators in the United States and Canada now have an easy way to add curriculum software into interactive learning environments.
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National Tribute to Sally Ride Salute to Women in Science

In a panel program at the nation's Air and Space Museum, prominent journalists and leading women in science will talk about the accomplishments of America's first woman astronaut in space, Dr. Sally Ride.
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SIIA Announces CODiE Award Winners for Software Industry

All of the business software nominated products and services were first reviewed by third-party judges, whose evaluations determined 100 finalists. SIIA members then reviewed these finalists and voted to select 27 CODiE Awards Winners.
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Young Editorial Cartoonists Shine in Annual NewsCurrents Contest

In the Grade 7-9 division, the winning cartoon came from Sam Clement from Evans Junior High School in Normal, Illinois. It shows an elephant and a donkey in a car. They narrowly avoid plunging over the “fiscal cliff” by running out of gas…but then they decide to put more gas in the car.
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FlipSwitch CEO Advocates for Innovation in Technology-Based Education

Damian Creamer, Founder and CEO of FlipSwitch, recently participated in a special advocacy trip to Washington, DC, hosted by the Internet Marketing Association (IMA) to advocate for innovation in technology-based education. The visit offered an exclusive opportunity for an intimate delegation to participate in a series of seminars and meetings with key decision makers.
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School Specialty Adds Royal Seating Brand to its Proprietary Product Family

Royal Seating will now be exclusively marketed and sold by School Specialty, expanding the company’s proprietary Furniture & Equipment stable of products.
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Georgia’s College and Career Ready Performance Index Released

The CCRPI is the new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement in Georgia. The U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia’s waiver from NCLB on Feb. 9, 2012.

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