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Blackboard Ally Helps Make Course Content More Accessible

Blackboard Inc. announced general availability of Blackboard Ally, its accessibility solution that helps make course content more accessible for all learners. The company is proud to make the announcement on Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Blackboard Ally integrates with an institution's existing learning management system (LMS) and automatically runs course materials through an accessibility checklist that looks for common accessibility issues. Read More »

Texas ASCD, USAA and Discovery Education Launch New STEM and Financial Literacy Program

Discovery Education, USAA; and the Texas ASCD announced a new multi-year investment to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career development and financial literacy in San Antonio-area middle and high schools. Named STEMvest, this innovative education initiative will reach thousands of educators and students in middle and high schools across area public school districts. Read More »

Follett Partners with Unbound Concepts

Follett announced it has entered into a partnership with Unbound Concepts and its flagship platform, Artifact,which helps districts, teachers, librarians and curriculum buyers discover the best content for their students. Artifact catalogs the topics, themes, concepts, educational objectives and literary elements in content - all of which can now be found as enhanced metadata tags within Titlewave, Follett's powerful collection development and curriculum support tool. Read More »

SchoolDude's Second Annual Education Facilities Budget, Staffing and Operations Survey

Dude Solutions announced the results of its second annual SchoolDude 2017 Facilities Budget, Staffing and Operations Study of more than 500 K-12 and higher education facilities, maintenance and operations professionals, conducted in Q1 2017. As schools and universities deal with aging facilities infrastructures as well as advanced technological needs, nearly 40 percent of K-12 and higher education respondents report increased maintenance and operation budgets. Read More »

Turnitin Add Lexile® Measures to Revision Assistant

Turnitin has added Lexile measures to its instructional writing program, Revision Assistant, to better help teachers match appropriate texts to individual students and personalize instruction. The Lexile® Framework for Reading is the go-to standard for matching student reading levels to text complexity. Read More »

MS PD Initiative Improves Quality of K-3 Instruction

A statewide early literacy professional development initiative by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is showing dramatic improvement in the quality of teacher instruction and student engagement, according to a study recently released by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast administered by Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University. Read More »

Ready® Mathematics Receives Near-Perfect Rating by EdReports.org

Curriculum Associates’ Ready Mathematics for grades K–5 received a near-perfect rating by EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit that delivers evidence-based reviews of instructional materials. After an extensive review by expert educators, Ready Mathematics was one of only three programs in its category to meet all evaluation criteria and was the overall highest scoring program of the three. Read More »

EdGate Announces OER Platform Built Specifically For Students

Students around the world now have access to CMX, a powerful and easy-to-use platform to access K-12 open educational resources (OER). CMX boasts over 500,000 grade-specific high-quality vetted open educational resources from Khan Academy, EdSitement, Illuminations, Learning to Give, National Geographic, PBS, PhET, YouTube and many more that have been aligned to the world's largest database of K-12 national and international academic standards. Read More »

Intellify Learning and Kaltura Partner To Drive Learning Analytics

Learning analytics innovator Intellify Learning and leading video technology provider Kaltura are pleased to announce their partnership to improve access to and use of student learning data. Committed to student success, the companies are collaborating to give educators greater control over learning data and better insights into student needs. Read More »

AZ's Marana USD Partners with Discovery Education

Arizona's Marana Unified School District (MUSD) today announced a new partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Through this collaboration, MUSD science educators in grades 3-6 are empowered to support the district's ongoing transition to dynamic digital classrooms with Discovery Education's digital textbooks. Read More »