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Alabama School District Implements Bus Safety Program with GPS Technology

Mobile County Board of Education rolled-out a GPS-enabled system to track its fleet of buses, which covers 42,438 miles every day in Alabama’s largest school district.

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National Awareness Campaign Gives Educators Voice in Improving Online Search

Beginning in October, the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) will kick off Easy Access and Search for Education (EASE), a month-long campaign that aims to raise awareness about the negative effects of information overload on educators’ and students’ online search experiences.

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Netop Introduces iPad Classroom Management

 As a rapidly growing number of educators turn to Apple’s iPad to support instruction, Netop today introduced Netop Vision Mobile, a new app for iPad classroom management.

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Atomic Learning App Now Available Free in iTunes

Educators now have one-touch access to training and resources to meet district challenges and learning objectives with the Atomic Learning App – available for free download in the Apple iTunes store.

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Empowering Writers Releases Essential Guides to Writing

Empowering Writers, leading provider of K-8 professional development and resources for the instruction of writing is pleased to announce the release of their Essential Guides to Writing for grades 2-5. 

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Adventure to Fitness Launches New Entertainment Site to Battle Childhood Obesity

In conjunction with Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Adventure to Fitness has announced the launch of their new website, which they say will make their program even more accessible for the 45,000-plus network of teachers already using the program, plus reveal some never-before-seen-features.

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Weld North Acquires Editure PD and JBHM Education Group

Weld North Holdings LLC, an investment company founded by former Kaplan, Inc. CEO Jonathan Grayer in partnership with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), announced that it has entered the $3.6 billion education, school improvement services and professional development industry by acquiring a 100% interest in each of Editure Professional Development Inc. and JBHM Education Group. Both transactions closed in September.

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eSchool News: Avenues: The World School Selects Tales2Go as its Audio Book Provider

Flagship New York City campus of new independent school finds its audio book solution for individualized mobile learning.

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Lexia Introduces Lexia Reading Core5 for Mastery of Common Core Skills Through Grade 5

The program provides structured, sequential, scaffolded instruction in the five areas of reading for students of all abilities in grades pre-K–5.

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SAMSUNG Launches Its Third Annual Solve for Tomorrow, the $1 Million STEM Education Contest for Middle and High School Students

As a company committed to raising enthusiasm for STEM and addressing the technology gap in classrooms, Samsung created Solve for Tomorrow in 2010 to promote STEM education as a way to foster sustainable innovations and an environmentally-aware society.

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