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Tidebreak next generation mobile app powers full-participation learning

The newest version of the company’s mobile web app allows students to collaborate during class using any tablet or smartphone with full screen control functionality and powerful information sharing capabilities.

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Honeywell and NASA launch hip-hop physics show for middle school students in central New York

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) has announced it will be working in three state systems for a project aimed at promoting adoption of prior learning assessment (PLA) and CAEL’s LearningCounts online PLA system throughout the colleges and universities in each system.

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Harlem Children’s Zone and Bard College partner to launch innovative early college program

The goals of this educational partnership, located at the HCZ Promise Academy, are to improve students’ college readiness by focusing on high-level analytical writing, critical thinking, and communication skills and to increase college persistence and completion rates among HCZ Promise Academy students.

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Hyundai and Bronx Elementary students celebrate launch of new blended learning initiative

Approximately 3,000 students and 150 teachers at the following schools will benefit from Hyundai’s initiative: P.S. 121 The Throop School, P.S. 91 Bronx, P.S. 1 Courtlandt, P.S. 46 Edgar Allen Poe, P.S. 61 Francisco Oller and P.S. 163 Arthur Schomburg. Hyundai’s grant expands these schools’ existing ST Math® program, which includes visually-based instructional software, teacher training and ongoing educational support.

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Federal jury awards $1 million against Texas district in discrimination, abuse case

Evidence showed that Terrence Rideau, who is now 16, suffered broken bones, cuts and other injuries as a special education student at Keller Middle School from 2008-2010. Because of his mental and physical disabilities, which resulted from an allergic reaction to medicine as an infant, Terence is not able to communicate any details about how he was injured.

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Massachusetts school district boosts student engagement rates by 400 percent

Lingo Jingo, the online learning and teaching platform, was selected by the Scituate school district in June 2013 to replace a summer program intended to reinforce Spanish and French language skills for more than 700 middle and high school students.

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Elmer's launches "Early Learners" product line for preschoolers

Triangular in shape, the Elmer's Early Learners glue stick and glue pen help preschoolers by encouraging the development of critical fine motor skills, including the precise pincer grasp, the pre-writing tripod grasp and active manipulation of objects, which are highly predictive of academic success in elementary school reading and math.

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New cyberbullying messages stick it to social networks

To counter bullying culture, MySecuritySign's #TakeNoBullies campaign aims to help create a positive digital world. The campaign is adding six new positive social media stickers and buttons to its line.

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Schoology releases Resource Apps, makes third-party content more effective for students and instructors

Schoology’s Resource Apps mark a new frontier of interoperability between education technologies and external content. Until now, instructors and students could only embed links to outside resources, resulting in a disconnected user experience.

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Extron now shipping Media Presentation Switcher with DTP Extension

The MPS 602 is available in three models: a non-amplified version with a variable preamp output, the MPS 602 SA that adds a stereo 4/8 ohm power amplifier, and the MPS 602 MA with a mono 70 volt amplifier.

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