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eScholar Launches eScholar myTrack® Version 5.2

eScholar announced the release of eScholar myTrack, version 5.2. With this release, myTrack provides classrooms, schools, and districts with a single personalized education platform to bring together data from disparate sources, enable collaboration with colleagues, and create personalized education plans for all students. Read More »

Escambia County Using LENA Technology To Close Word Gaps

A pilot program called LENA Grow was implemented in Pensacola through a partnership with the Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County (ELC). LENA Grow measures the amount of talk going on in a classroom, providing objective feedback that helps teachers talk more with children. Read More »

Kids Discover Resources Support Cross-Curricular Lesson Planning

Kids Discover announced the release of their Cross-Curricular Professional Learning Resources, including an infographic and two ebooks; "Improving Student Engagement and Outcomes with Cross-Curricular Application," and "Creating a Cross-Curricular Learning Environment with Digital Curriculum." These resources will detail the importance of cross-curricular lessons for educators and offer administrators models for integration into schools. Read More »

Legends of Learning to Launch Several Hundred Middle School Science Games;

Legends of Learning will launch its online platform of several hundred curriculum-based education games for middle school earth and space science, life sciences, and physical science curricula later this month. The company was founded after the results from a forthcoming research study, “Substantial Integration of Typical Educational Games into Extended Curricula,” from Vanderbilt University revealed that short, simple education games aligned to curriculum standards improve student engagement and academic performance. Read More »

Follett Named Exclusive Distributor of K-12 Online Daily News Service

Follett today announced it is the exclusive United States distributor of The Day USA, an online daily news service providing high-interest articles for K-12 schools, along with teacher resources to support information literacy. The Day USA may be a new product to the U.S., but it has been a successful product since 2011 in the United Kingdom. Read More »

Carnegie Learning Launches Movement To Transform Math Learning

Carnegie Learning, Inc.officially launched a comprehensive effort to drive transformation in math education. A new brand identity was introduced today, designed to showcase how the Carnegie Learning Way stands apart from other K–12 providers, in terms of mission-focus, culture, and innovation. The launch includes a new website, release of a Carnegie Learning Manifesto, and tagline that encapsulates the company’s positive energy and singular focus: LONG + LIVE + MATH™. Read More »

i-Ready® Receives Positive Review in The Twentieth Mental Measurements Yearbook

Curriculum Associates' i-Ready® recently received a positive review in The Twentieth Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) published by the Buros Center for Testing, an independent, nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the science and practice of testing and assessment. According to the MMY review, "The i-Ready K-12 Diagnostic and K-8 Instruction is well designed and executed. The heart of the program-the pool of test items-is superb." Read More »

Recommendations from Year-Long Texas Teacher Preparation Collaborative

Educate Texas unveiled the Collaborative's recommendations in a comprehensive report that takes a close look at the current status of teacher preparation in Texas and makes recommendations for the legislature, the state agencies and the educator-preparation programs (EPPs) to improve policies and practices. Read More »

Kids Playing GoNoodle Scored 23 Percent Better in Reading Skills

The Center for Children's Health led by Cook Children's announced today the results from two studies on the impact of GoNoodle's online movement videos and games in greater Ft. Worth, Texas. One study shows students who play GoNoodle videos at school had 23 percent greater growth in reading knowledge and skills when compared to those that did not play GoNoodle. Read More »

IXL Supports Early Literacy with New Adaptive Phonics Curriculum

IXL Learning, a K-12 learning program used by 1 in 9 U.S. students, announced expanded phonics content for pre-K through 1st grade, rounding out its language and foundational reading skills curriculum for early learners. With adaptive technology, insightful analytics and a playful student experience, IXL Language Arts is designed to support the teaching of early literacy. Read More »