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Commonwealth of Kentucky selects Parchment as eTranscript provider

Kentucky’s eTranscript is provided free to high school students, school districts, colleges and universities by a collaboration among the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Several Kentucky secondary schools and universities provided input to create a common transcript as part of this initiative.

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AcademicPub introduces Express Books(TM), enabling educators to self-publish

As Express Books authors, instructors can now publish and sell their own books to the education and mass market on any web site by utilizing Sharedbook's e-commerce, fulfillment platform and distribution capabilities. Express Books content will also be available as excerpts through the Academic Pub Scholar Collection(TM) for selection by others in custom course packs.

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Email archiving made available in Missouri through MOREnet & Gaggle partnership

The partnership will allow MOREnet members to use an affordable archiving solution that includes enough flexibility and customer support to integrate successfully with their various email solutions.

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Ensuring broadband access for America's students through updated E-Rate

As the Federal Communications Commission prepares to announce a proposal to revise the E-Rate program and provide more opportunities for schools, libraries and other learning environments to secure essential broadband access for the country's students, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) today announced a series of webinars focused on empowering education leaders to advocate more effectively for much needed updates to the program.

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eTranscript exchange network available to RuffaloCODY clients

Through the new relationship, Parchment’s Receive service will be the preferred transcript solution for clients using RuffaloCODY’s application generation and management service. The service is designed to help institutions cultivate more “actionable” applications from the right students.

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2013 mobile technology survey shows surge in K12 adoptions

Based on responses from more than 450 district technology and media leaders, the 100+ page report focuses on which types of apps educators see as most beneficial, the price educators are willing to pay for apps, challenges faced when implementing mobile technologies, and the current level of adoption of mobile devices, as well as predictions for the future. In addition, the report includes some responses specifically about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) models.

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N.Y. high school students return from life changing program in Washington, D.C.

National support for program students is provided by Southwest Airlines, official airline sponsor of CHCI’s Leadership Programs, and Macy’s, the official wardrobe sponsor of R2L NextGen, which provided $250 gift cards to each student prior to their arrival in Washington, D.C.

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PA Dept. of Education awards contract to AcademyOne

Effective July 2013, AcademyOne will continue to maintain, host and provide system enhancements to the PA TRAC portal, Pennsylvania's statewide transfer and articulation web destination. Ongoing training and support will be provided to the 37 participating institutions.

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TeacherLists.com simplifies back-to-school classroom supply lists

The TeacherLists.com concept is simple: teachers, school staff members and parent volunteers can use the service to post their school supply and teacher wish lists. Then, with a click, they can broadcast the list on their school or teacher website, print the list for sharing with parents, or post the list to any of more than 300 social media sites.

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Political, cultural, and funding trends threaten the realization of a 21st-century education

In a recent public presentation made in conjunction with a leading industry conference, Hames challenged key stakeholders to communicate, involve, and challenge each other to build something better.

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