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New Study Shows Technology Improves Grammar Teaching

Hand-held technology can help to improve primary pupils’ learning of grammar, according to a new study by the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) at the University of York.

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Hobsons Teams Up With Denver Kids, Inc. to Help Local Students in Need

Hobsons, the leader in recruitment, communication, and student success solutions donated school supplies to local Denver school children via Denver Kids, Inc. this month.

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Middle & High School Teachers: Free Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program and $500,000 in Prizes for Charity

Lead2Feed: The World Hunger Leadership Challenge is a student leadership program, created by the Lift a Life Foundation and the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation with assistance from the Yum! Foundation, to encourage middle and high school students to hone leadership skills by launching a service-learning project that solves hunger issues.

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McGraw-Hill Education Announces Winners of the 2012 STEM Innovative Educator Awards

McGraw-Hill Education has announced the winners of the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Innovative Educator Awards (STEMIEs), a competition that honors innovative educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Lance Schwartz, an eighth grade technology teacher from Selinsgrove, Pa., has been named the first-prize winner.

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ADTRAN Extends the Reach of Ethernet and Expands Opportunities to Deploy VoIP and Data over Voice Grade Wiring

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of cloud connectivity, enterprise communications and virtual mobility solutions, today announced the introduction of ActivReach™, the industry’s first Ethernet technology to support all grades of wiring, extend service reach over three times beyond the limits of standard Ethernet and deliver high-speed voice, data and Power over Ethernet (PoE) all from a single device.

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FundingFactory and Learning Resources Collaborate to Support School and Nonprofit eWaste Recycling

FundingFactory, the largest recycling fundraiser, is partnering with Learning Resources®, a leading global manufacturer of educational products, to help schools earn the latest classroom technology.

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Parchment Merges Docufide With Avow Systems to Create Largest Electronic Transcript Network Linking Schools and Universities

Parchment Inc. today announces the acquisition of Avow Systems, Inc., merging two of the leading electronic transcript (e-Transcript) platforms – Docufide® serving 30 percent of U.S. secondary schools and Avow Systems serving nearly 100 top postsecondary institutions, including Stanford University, the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Colorado systems.

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Study to Explore Parents' Perceptions of Mobile Learning

As students head back to school, more of them than ever before will be using mobile devices in the classroom and at home for educational purposes.  This fall, leading industry research firm Grunwald Associates LLC will conduct a research study to examine student uses, parent perceptions and family requirements for mobile learning platforms.

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Metropolitan Educational Council partners with Instructional Technology Services of Central Ohio and itslearning to provide Digital Learning Platform

itslearning, inc., the leading K12 digital learning solutions provider, announced today that it has partnered with the Metropolitan Educational Council (MEC) and Instructional Technology Services of Central Ohio (ITSCO) to form a Learning Management System (LMS) consortium for ESC’s and ITC’s in the State of Ohio.

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Education Metatagging Project Enters Phase Two

The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) has moved into the second phase of its proof of concept metadata tagging project, expanding its scope to tag English language arts resources, in addition to math content.

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