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Amazon Is Buying TenMarks

Amazon announced on Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire parent/teacher math resource company TenMarks. TenMarks provides personalized online math instructions and videos at the K-12 levels. “Amazon and TenMarks share the same passion for student learning. TenMarks’s award-winning math programs have been used by tens of thousands of schools and Amazon engages with millions of students around …

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ADHD: October is ADHD Awareness Month

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects millions of children and adults. While many people are familiar with the term ADHD, there are many misconceptions tied to this learning disability. Several ADHD groups hope to educate people on these misconceptions during October, which is ADHD Awareness Month. It’s not uncommon to hear people scoff at ADHD and call it an excuse for poor …

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Food Allergy Legislation: The Senate Votes Next Week

With the number of people who have food allergies on the rise, there is a lot of concern about how allergic reactions are handled in schools. Since food allergy reactions can be fatal, the Food Allergy and Research Education (FARE) group is working to get legislation passed that will make sure all schools in the nation are prepared. FARE's CEO …

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Powerball: Someone in SC Won $400 Million Jackpot

Someone in South Carolina is a little bit richer after winning the $400 million jackpot in the Powerball lottery. The lucky winner, whose name hasn’t yet been released, was the only person to pick the following numbers in Wednesday’s night drawing: (image) The winning ticket was sold at a Murphy USA gasoline station in Lexington, South Carolina. Store manager Keith …

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Jaden Smith Thinks School Brainwashes Our Youth

Do you know the boy with one expression? Will Smith’s son? Anyways, Jaden Smith, 15, movie star of such blockbuster hits like After Earth and Karate Kid, said in capitalized letters on Twitter last week, that: “If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society.” As Jaden Tweeted via phone, he added, …

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Fraternity Muslims: First Muslim Frat House

America now has its first all-Muslim frat house. Alif Laam Meem (also goes by Alpha Lambda Mu), which was founded in February, is located at the University of Texas in Dallas. Before you start getting images of wild parties such as those seen in “Animal House,” getting drunk isn’t a pastime at this Muslim fraternity. According to Alif Laam Meem’s …

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Rupert Murdoch: Questioning by UK Parliament on Hold

Rupert Murdoch’s return to the Media Select Committee of the UK parliament’s House of Commons has been postponed in light of anticipated phone-hacking trials related to Murdoch’s news companies. Murdoch is being called back to the Committee to be questioned again about secretly recorded comments he made about bribes involving British newspapers. The postponement was advised by the News Corp …

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Microsoft Offering Excess Surfaces to Schools Through Bing

As the price cuts for both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro indicate, the Surface hasn’t challenged the iPad in the way Microsoft hoped it would. In fact, Microsoft announced a $900 million inventory adjustment charge for the millions of Surface RT tablets it now has sitting around in warehouses. The company obviously overestimated the popularity of the Surface, …

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LinkedIn Opens Up to Young Students, Launches New University Pages

LinkedIn is hoping to get young students thinking about college and their eventual careers – and broaden their user base in the process. To that end, the company has just announced a brand new initiative to welcome in teens, one that involves dropping the age limit for new members and setting up special University Pages for students to use as …

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Duolingo Finally Launches an iPad App

Duolingo, the free language learning service with a wonderfully simply, but brilliant premise, has finally optimized their iOS app to be fully functional on the iPad. And they haven’t just made the previous iOS app bigger – they’ve added a new sidebar that makes learning languages on the iPad a more immersive experience. With the new iPad app, Duolingo says …

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Google Taps Donald And Daisy Duck For Cybersafety Education

Google teamed up with industry associations and public and private partners, including Disney, apparently, to produce 300,000 copies of a special edition of Donald Duck magazine in Norway. The issue focuses on cybersafety, and features Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, among other familiar Disney duck faces. “Kids growing up in this digital age use the Internet for …

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iTunes U Tops One Billion Content Downloads

Apple’s educational arm of iTunes, iTunes U, has just hit a significant milestone according to the company. Apple has just announced that iTunes U has served over one billion content downloads since its launch back in 2007. “It’s inspiring to see what educators and students of all types are doing with iTunes U,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president …

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