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Updated SchoolReach mobile app provides multimodal messaging and reporting capabilities to school administrators

SchoolReach MultiCast makes multimodal parent messaging simple by giving users control over which types of messages should be sent and providing a simple interface and user experience.

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SIIA announces Innovation Incubator Award winners

More than 75 applicants were assessed for the Innovation Incubator program on a broad range of criteria, including the education focus, end-user impact, market need for the innovation, representation of K-12/postsecondary market levels, and the level of originality and innovation.

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Teach For America and Buffalo Public Schools partner to build capacity in local schools

In each year of the new partnership, Teach For America and the BPS would work together to determine the number of Teach For America candidates to be recruited, trained, and developed, based on teacher vacancy, resignation, and retirement projections.

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Comcast and Khan Academy announce multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership

The commitment includes hundreds of thousands of PSAs, significant digital promotion in both English and Spanish, as well as multiple joint promotion opportunities around the country over the next few years.

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Kilgore ISD undergoes seamless installation for new campuses with Hitachi 3LCD Projectors

For both campuses, a total of 150 Hitachi 3LCD projectors were installed. Interactive whiteboards and standard projector screens were both utilized, along with larger projections in each school’s gym, cafeteria and library.

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Bretford introduces Fluid Power for MOTIV Soft Seating

Targeted for social and lounge environments, Fluid Power for MOTIV was created to allow a greater dispersal of power to support electronics and encourage social learning.

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Introducing ClassFlow -- A new platform for teachers that makes lesson planning more efficient and lesson delivery more impactful

ClassFlow allows teachers to foster student engagement by connecting mobile devices such as educational tablets, smartphones, and laptops to classroom displays and interactive whiteboards.

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Discovery Education gives students VIP access to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue through unique virtual field trip series broadcast live from the White House

Each webinar in the “Of the People” series will provide students and educators with a behind-the-scenes look at White House operations and an introduction to administration officials.

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Grand Prairie Independent School District expands Fast Forword and Reading Assistant programs to 24 schools

The district began using the Fast ForWord program in 2011-12 in four schools to close reading gaps for struggling readers, English learners, and students with disabilities.

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Rourke Educational Media introduces 100 new dual-language Spanish Titles for ELL market

The new Spanish titles also are available in English to support learners in English as a second language and dual-language programs. All new Spanish titles will be available next month in both print and ebook formats.

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