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Sunday Jul 6 | Effingham Herald

Studies say teens reading less, but parents can help

Even with more platforms to read on than ever before, recent studies show that teens are not reading for pleasure like they have in the past.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software

Wed Jun 25, 2014

GigaOM

Kids' mobile app network Fingerprint secures $10.85M, including new investor DreamWorks

San Francisco-based Fingerprint, which focuses on rounding up educational, kid-friendly apps through custom marketplaces, announced on Tuesday that it received $10.85 million in Series B funding, including participation from new investor DreamWorks.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Startups

Tue Jun 24, 2014

ESchool News

LeVar Burton at Common Sense Media ISTE Spotlight

On June 29, Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit dedicated to helping kids, parents, and educators thrive with media and technology, welcomes Emmy Award-winning actor and children's literacy advocate LeVar Burton to speak at ISTE 2014.

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Related Topix: Startups, Reading Rainbow, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, LeVar Burton, Science Fiction TV, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Family, Kids, Katy, TX

Tue Jun 17, 2014

ESchool News

Here's how to have the best summer ever

Now that school's out for summer, many parents are wondering what they can do to prevent the 'summer slide' - the loss of learning that can happen during the summer months when most kids aren't studying.

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Related Topix: Startups

Mon Jun 16, 2014

Reuters

Apps let parents control children's usage of electronic devices

Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices.

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Related Topix: Startups, Sense, Electronic, iPhone, Family, Kids, San Mateo County, CA, San Mateo, CA

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