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Nepris connects STEM professionals & classrooms virtually

STEM professionals are meeting face-to-face with students to talk about their jobs virtually through connections made through Nepris. The company matches STEM professionals to K12 classrooms with interactive sessions and project mentoring using the teacher's specific session and subject requests.

Study shows Benchmark Literacy program improved reading achievement

The results of a scientific research study on Benchmark Education's Benchmark Literacy reading program among K6 students in several Virginia schools showed that the program helped 11 percent more students score proficient or advanced on Virginia's SOL test than their state’s average.

HUMAN becomes official service partner of the NSBA

HUMAN is now an Official Service Partner of the National School Boards Association, which will allow HUMAN to work with member state associations on complying with the USDA's new Smart Snacks In School rules, which go into effect on July 1, 2014.

MakerBot takes orders for new mini compact 3D printer

MakerBot announced the order availability for one of its newest 3D printers, the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer.

New partnership to combine music curriculum and mobile reading

Reading Rainbow (RR) and Kindermusik International (KI) are partnering to combine KI’s research-based musical learning curriculum with RR’s mobile reading service in a digital library available on tablet devices with new digital content.

Goalbook significantly improves goals written for IEPs, research shows

According to a recent San Francisco State University study, Individualized Education Plan goals written with the support of Goalbook contained two and a half times more information for planning and measuring a student’s success.

Renewable energy science training for teachers with KidWind

Leading up to its WindSenator teacher training to be held in St. Paul, MN on June 23-27, KidWind is offering scholarships for educators, sponsored by the Department of Energy, the XCEL Energy Windsource Program and EDP Renewables.

Security solutions provide launches 2014 resource and service lineup

Allegion PLC announced its 2014 lineup, including training courses, seminars, webinars, trade shows and K12 conference meetings. Two options include the “School Locking Hardware” for administrators and the Power Hour Webinar Series. acquires student response system from LPS announced that it has acquired ExitTicket from Leadership Public Schools, a charter network of four San Francisco Bay urban high schools. The system was designed directly in the classroom to accelerate student performance.

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2.6+ million kids to benefit from expansion of Let’s Play Initiative

Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, recently received an $11 million commitment to KaBOOM! and Good Sports. Running through 2016, it includes $10 million to build new playgrounds or improve existing playgrounds and $1 million to partner with Good Sports.