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Mrs. P.com celebrates 5th anniversary of “Be a Famous Writer” National Writing Contest for Kids

Mrs. P invites K-4 classrooms nationwide to write a story about "Magic”, the theme of this year’s contest, containing no less than 250 words and not to exceed 1,000. It may be fiction or non-fiction and some of the things considered in selections are: Originality, creativity, compelling narrative, humor, sense of adventure and the development of a theme or point of view.

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Leading digital school enters third year textbook free

Schools across the country are throwing away their textbooks and going digital. But you haven’t seen a digital school like South Kent, a recognized national leader for technology in the classroom.

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A cloud solution for education is unveiled by Jupiter Ed

Cloud solutions are allowing IT departments to adjust their strategies away from cumbersome, sitebased disparate technology architectures to integrated, cloudbased solutions. Jupiter iO was built from the ground up for the cloud. Jupiter iO integrates the Student Information System, Learning Management System, Gradebook, and Data Analytics for K12 schools.

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Midfield City School District first in Alabama to launch Anonymous Alerts student bullying reporting service

Anonymous Alerts allows school officials to meet where students are located online with familiar tools like private text message reporting from any Internet enabled device. Anonymous Alerts provides a secure 1-way or 2-way encrypted dialogue increasing the flow of timely information to school officials as problems arise.

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W.N. Keck Foundation grant brings innovative blended learning program to 10 Los Angeles universal preschool sites

The foundation’s three-year grant will provide MIND’s ST Math® early learning program for 1,400 preschoolers as well as professional development sessions by MIND Research staff for 20 preschool teachers.

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FiberPlex Fiber Optic connects high school marching band to guitars and keyboards

Howard High School’s music department started the school year with an unsual marching band program that combines brass and drums with guitars and keyboards, thanks to fiber optic connectivity by FiberPlex Technologies.

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100 global youth leaders visit the United Nations to listen to and engage on critical international issues

More than 140,000 youth from 192 countries registered to join the Summer School and 100 participants were selected based on their motivation to improve intercultural understanding and cooperation across borders.

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AT&T invests $5 million in communities in schools

Supported by a $5 million contribution from AT&T, Communities In Schools will expand and strengthen its network that is helping 1.25 million of the nation’s most challenged students achieve in school, graduate and go on to college and career success. In addition, AT&T employees will support these efforts as volunteer mentors across the country.

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BenchPrep crosses 500,000 user mark

BenchPrep concurrently announced it has amassed more than 30 publisher partnerships with industry leaders such as Cengage and Princeton Review, most recently bringing Research & Education Association Inc (REA) into the fold as entrée into the college credit test prep market.

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HRC launches “Youth Well-Being Project” with Time to THRIVE Conference

Anchored by a new national conference – Time to THRIVE – the Project will provide training, technical assistance and best practices tools for K-12 educators and youth-serving organizations of all types, including after-school enrichment programs, recreational sports leagues, summer camps, family counseling centers and job training centers.

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