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Rosetta Stone acquires premier reading technology company Lexia Learning

With Lexia bringing greater breadth to Rosetta Stone’s K–12 Education business, the company plans to leverage Lexia’s expertise in children’s reading to deepen its engagement with schools and take its digital literacy solutions to young learners in the consumer market, both in the United States and internationally.

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National Education Association Health Information Network and Nestlé in the U.S. expand nutrition education partnership

The National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN) and Nestlé in the United States are expanding their joint initiative Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives to include nutrition resources for upper elementary school students (grades 3-6). Materials are currently available for grades K-3 through an existing NEA HIN and Nestlé partnership, which supports educators’ efforts to teach students about healthy living.

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ilearnOhio and edWeb.net partner to empower Ohio teachers

The comprehensive e-learning platform and award-winning learning network and community have teamed up to deliver the latest tools in social networking, online collaboration and strategic planning to Ohio's teachers and educators.

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Partnership formed to address education crisis

Under the collaboration, these non-profit organizations will work together to create new and innovative educational resources and utilize JFI's national network of teachers and Veteran volunteers to deliver the educational content into classrooms across the country while garnering public support and awareness for the effort.

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New BenQ MX661 projector simplifies wireless presentations for BYOD applications

Delivering an amazing one billion stunning colors, the MX661 offers Colorific™ image quality for accurate, crisp, and long-lasting color. With the MX661, BenQ is also introducing its latest version of QPresenter — the wireless software app that lets presenters and participants share files directly from their handheld devices.

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4-H youth leaders participate in National Mentoring Capstone Program

National 4-H Council recently welcomed several youth leaders and adult mentors as they took part in the week-long 4-H National Mentoring Capstone Program. The new initiative, coordinated with funding provided by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), incorporated elements of Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)—an annual national citizenship and leadership program for 4-H members— with a direct focus on mentoring and training activities for both youth and adult mentors.

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Atlanta Public Schools turns to ASCD for capacity building solutions

ASCD is partnering with Atlanta Public Schools to create a customized, blended capacity-building model of professional learning to provide APS district leaders, specialists, coordinators, and coaches with the understanding, knowledge, skills, and resources needed to successfully begin implementing the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards via school-based, job-embedded professional learning within the APS Professional Development System.

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Bloxx offers tips for summer tune-up of acceptable use policies for web browsing

Among the long list of summer to-do’s for most IT departments, updating their organization’s Internet acceptable use policies (AUPs),is high on the list, but often ends up being overlooked due to the scale of other major system and software upgrades.

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Edgenuity unveils new courses aligned to instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards

Available for the fall semester, the new courses promote student engagement and subject mastery by integrating multimedia content and emphasizing analytical problem-solving skills.

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Vernier launches its 2014 Engineering Contest

Educators interested in applying for this contest must submit a video showcasing the use of Vernier sensors in a project or experiment. Applications are due by January 15, 2014.

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