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NewSchools Venture Fund and Maryland Fund Tales2Go to boost reading achievement

Tales2Go is a Netflix-like subscription service that streams thousands of name-brand audio book titles from popular publishers to desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond, giving users instant, unlimited and simultaneous access.

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Farnsworth receives Bank of America Grant in support of school program

The museum also announces its participation in Bank of America’s Museums on Us program in 2014. On the first full weekend of every month, admission to the Farnsworth is free to all Bank of America cardholders upon presentation of their card.

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Net Texts introduces video collections to enrich teaching and learning

To create the collections, Net Texts’ content researchers reviewed hundreds of YouTube Education channel videos and video collections, and selected those they believe teachers will find most valuable.

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Performance Matters unveils Unify Assessment Platform at National User Conference

The platform’s modular technology incorporates a workflow engine to support the end-to-end process of assessment development, including blueprinting, item authoring and review, test generation and test administration.

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Catapult Learning acquires Newton Alliance

Catapult Learning, LLC, a leading provider of intervention services and professional development programs for K-12 schools, announced today that it has acquired Newton Alliance, LLC. This transaction makes Catapult Learning the largest provider of intervention services and professional development for K-12 schools in the nation.

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ISTE announces inaugural virtual conference, featuring top experts in ed-tech

Available to ISTE members, the interactive learning experience with top experts in education technology will feature hot topics from the ISTE 2013 Conference as well as previews of the programs for ISTE 2014 in Atlanta.

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Zwipe’s Biometric Card – next evolution of ID card

Eliminating the problems of solely deploying PINs and standard cards, the wirelessly powered Zwipe biometric card lets users authenticate themselves directly on the card through something they are, a fingerprint.

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Extron now shipping H.264 streaming media decoder

The SMD 101 is designed specifically for use in professional AV applications to decode live streamed content from SME 100 encoders or play back AV media files accessible from network shares.

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Achieve3000 releases app for iPad, providing access to differentiated literacy solution anytime, anywhere

The Achieve3000 App takes the differentiated learning model to the next level, allowing students to build literacy skills anytime, anywhere. The Achieve3000 App for iPad is available for free on the App Store.

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Discovery Education and 3M search for America's 2014 Top Young Scientist

Encouraging students to share their passion for science, the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge asks students to create a one to two-minute video communicating the science behind a possible solution to an everyday problem.

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