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TCEA and myON announce personalized digital literacy partnership

It is a cornerstone of their organization to provide members with state-of-the-art support through conferences, workshops, professional development, and newsletters as well as collaboration with higher education and businesses to promote and integrate technology in the classroom.

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New game app from Dig-It! Games turns excavation sites into interactive puzzles

The puzzle app virtually transports players 11 and older to excavation sites in Central America to carefully collect more than 40 historically accurate artifacts.

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Challenges in readiness persist among US high school grads

The research-based ACT College Readiness Benchmarks specify the minimum score students must earn on each of the four subject tests that make up the ACT® college readiness assessment (English, math, reading, and science) to have about a 75 percent chance of earning a grade of C or higher in a typical credit-bearing first-year college course in that subject area.

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Discovery Education announces 2013 Discovery Educator Network Gurus

The DEN Guru program recognizes educators who have distinguished themselves as thought leaders through their work in transforming teaching and learning with digital content and educational technologies.

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Spellex announces the release of Spellex DictationTM

Spellex Dictation allows users to easily dictate and correctly spell healthcare, legal, and BioScientific and engineering words and phrases.

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Pearson continues free availability of Virtual Nerd Math Tutorials

The searchable library of tutorials correlates to academic courses of study in Grades 6-8 Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry, and is aligned to the Common Core, SAT Math topics and ACT Math topics. Each video is tagged with searchable keywords and connects to background tutorials as well.

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Communities in schools spotlights schools, communities and unsung heroes

The new annual Communities In Schools Awards of Excellence additionally recognize and honor local affiliates for exemplary work in schools and communities where they are making a difference each day to ensure the students they serve have the resources and supports to be successful in school and in life.

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Children petition for their right to study: Whole school raises grades by 1 full grade-point

Unlike the common misconception that kids these days are not interested in school, student Timothy Decatur-Luker of Madison, VA, and students from Maeser Prep Academy in Orem, UT are breaking the stereotype.

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Atlona® now shipping AT-HDDA-2 and AT-HDDA-4 distribution amplifiers

The AT-HDDA-2 and AT-HDDA-4 distribution amplifiers are ideal for small- and medium-sized TV showroom and digital signage applications that utilize cutting-edge Ultra HD resolution.

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$3,000,000 in State of Michigan Education grants supported by new mentoring program

The FY2013 State School Aid Act, section 99h appropriated $3,000,000 for the 2013-14 school year for competitive grants to districts that provide pupils in grades 7-12 with expanded opportunities to improve mathematics, science, and technology skills by participating in events hosted by a science and technology development program known as FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics.

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