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Korg USA’s SoundTree Education Division Expands with NAfME Alliance and Other Initiatives

Korg USA’s Education Division, consisting of SoundTree, the SoundTree Institute, and SoundTree.com, is expanding in multiple areas that will provide music educators of all types with a variety of products and services to enhance their curriculum and personal development.

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New Website from CDW-G Helps Educators Find Funding Streams

GetEdFunding.com is putting an end to the tedious search for grants and awards that often took educators countless hours of research and writing.

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Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Identifies $11.5 Billion in Funding Sources for Schools

Not only does this database provide access to all public and private grants for public and private schools but it additionally details who in the school must write the grant and relays the type of equipment that the grant will help purchase.

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VIZIO Receives "Highest In Customer Satisfaction With HDTVs" Ranking From J.D. Power and Associates

In J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 HDTV Satisfaction ReportSM, VIZIO solidified the award by ranking highest across six factors including performance and reliability, ease of operating, competitiveness of the price paid, styling and appearance, variety of features and warranty.

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San Diego Unified School District Selects Pearson's PowerSchool as New Student Information System

The school system will benefit from many new features available with PowerSchool 7.2, including multiple foreign language options and mobile apps like PowerTeacher, PowerSchool for Students, and PowerSchool for Parents.

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Half Of Marylands School Systems Embrace Performance Matters

Starting this school year, all school systems in the state of Maryland will be required to have in place a teacher evaluation system that includes student growth as a significant component of the system.

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Bretford Introduces Learning Commons Resource Center

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc., a United States manufacturer of dependable furniture products that improve how people work and learn, today introduced Learning Commons a new section on the Bretford.com website that contains a compilation of education resources and expertise for customers and partners.

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Public Media to Launch First-Ever American Graduate Day on Sept. 22

WNET and PRX today announced Saturday, September 22, 2012 as American Graduate Day, a multi-platform event featuring a live television broadcast, radio playlist with premiere documentaries, and participation from more than 20 national partner organizations, celebrities and athletes to spotlight solutions to the nation’s dropout crisis in which one in four students do not finish high school.

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ASCD Appoints Richard S. Papale Publisher

In his new role, Papale oversees the operations of multiple business units within the association, including Content Acquisitions, Content Development, Book Editing and Production, and Newsletters and Special Publications.

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ePals, Curriki Partner to Strengthen and Expand Open Educational Resources for Students, Teachers

With ePals connecting 800,000 classrooms across 200 countries, and Curriki reaching more than seven million users in 192 countries with upwards of 45,000 digital learning objects, together the two provide educators and learners around the world with unprecedented scope and access to rigorous and engaging global online content.

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