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Think Through Math renews contract, expands reach in Okla.

TTM, a web-based, supplemental math program created by teachers and technologists, provides comprehensive instruction and practice for students grades 3-Algebra 1 to help students prepare for the rigors of the Common Core State Standards and accelerate them to grade level.

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SIIA applauds the FCC for its vote to modernize the e-Rate

The E-Rate program provides discounts to public and private schools and public libraries for the purchase of telecommunications services, Internet access, and related networking equipment.

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Head of nation's largest teachers union comments on passage of H.R. 5

The National Education Association (NEA), which represents more than 3 million public school educators, opposed the bill in committee and raised concerns that it would erode the historical federal role in public education of targeting resources to marginalized student populations as a means of helping to ensure equity of opportunity for all students.

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Educational choice becomes reality in North Carolina

North Carolina’s new Opportunity Scholarship Act received bipartisan support and was included as part of the budget bill which cleared conference committee and is expected to pass both chambers before being presented to the governor.

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Kidaptive releases free educational Leo's Pad appisode for iPad

Leo's Pad combines movie-quality animation with smart storytelling, adaptive learning, and highly interactive adventures that engage children in creative educational activities.

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Ebook/app turns child’s first hospital visit into an enlightening experience

The story offers lively cadence and rhyming and each story is available in any one of several languages – English, Spanish, Chinese, French, and Italian – to meet diverse language needs, as well as to introduce new languages to children.

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Lexia Learning releases Lexia Reading Core5 for students of all abilities in grades Pre-K–5

Built upon Lexia’s nearly 30 years of research in reading education, Lexia Reading Core5 expands the scope of the award-winning Lexia Reading® program by covering six areas of reading: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, automaticity/fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

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Dr. Kecia Ray assumes presidency of ISTE Board of Directors

The 16-member board elected Paige Johnson, Education Strategist at Intel Corporation as treasurer and Mike Lawrence, Executive Director of Computer Using Educators, Inc. (CUE) as secretary. ISTE’s past president is Holly Jobe, education consultant from Flourtown, Pa.

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Hobsons acquires National Transcript Center from Pearson

This acquisition complements Hobsons existing offerings, such as Naviance eDocs, which this year alone has been leveraged by thousands of institutions around the globe to deliver more than 18 million documents to over 1,800 destinations, including every Common App member.

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Survey says adults should encourage science students to be curious, best teachers are hands on

According to the survey, the majority of FMC scientists believe that curiosity (59.6 percent) and creativity (50 percent) are the most important traits for success in their field. In a similar vein, the majority of scientists (84.6 percent), teachers (79 percent), and parents (65.5 percent), said that curiosity is the most important trait for a science student.

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