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FL Approves Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy

Edmentum announced today that its fully accredited virtual school EdOptions Academy has been recognized by the Florida Department of Education’s Virtual Instruction Program (VIP) as a virtual program provider in Florida. The approval signifies that EdOptions Academy meets the provider qualifications, including teacher certification requirements and rigorous academic standards. Read More »

Fuel Education's New Online and Blended Courses

Personalized learning solutions provider Fuel Education™ today announced it is expanding its comprehensive portfolio of more than 500 unique online and blended courses and titles for pre-K through 12th grade with more than 25 new additions for the 2014-2015 school year. Read More »

Blended Learning Success at Henry County Schools

Edgenuity announced the release of a documentary highlighting the success of online and blended learning at Henry County Schools, the 7th largest district in Georgia serving 40,000 students. The film, "Opening Up a New World," spotlights how Henry County Schools turned to technology as a means of addressing the diverse learning needs of its student population, Read More »

Capstone Releases Beta of PebbleGo 2.0

Capstone is offering customers early access to a beta version of its popular PreK-3 research solution PebbleGo™. PebbleGo 2.0 features a new interface design optimized for the iPad, Android, Kindle Fire HD, and other mobile devices, as well as a number of enhancements to the navigation for a more consistent user experience ... Read More »

Interactive Achievement, Measured Progress Deliver CC Items & Assessments

Through this partnership, Interactive Achievement customers can now subscribe to Measured Progress COMMON CORE™ Assessments, which include an Item Bank, targeted Testlets, and quarterly Benchmarks that together guide teachers as they prepare students in grades three through eight and high school for the increased rigor and cognitive demands of the CCSS. Read More »

Kenosha District Selects Infinite Campus

Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD), serving nearly 23,000 students, has selected Infinite Campus as its new student information system (SIS). Infinite Campus will provide KUSD with extensive functionality that is intuitive for all end users. In addition, the ability to scale up to meet the needs of a growing district set Infinite Campus apart from other vendors. Read More »

Learning Sciences International “Breaks the Teacher Evaluation Mold”

A multiyear pilot project in Pinellas County, Florida, has gone a long way toward addressing many of the problems inherent in teacher evaluation. The pilot has the potential to replace controversial end-of-year value-added measures (VAMs) with a student growth score, provided while the students are still with the teacher, to measure the learning growth of teachers’ actual students. Read More »

Pacific Metrics’ New Essay-Scoring Tool

Pacific Metrics released released Writing Power, a new essay-scoring product that utilizes CRASE®, Pacific Metrics’ proprietary automated scoring service, to provide immediate feedback on the six traits of writing. Writing Power is a full-featured end-to-end scoring solution that enables educators to create, assign, manage, and report on interdisciplinary writing topics using the automated scoring model. Read More »

New, Free Math Games from Hooda Math

As the school year draws to a close, teachers need ways to review what their students have learned and ensure they don't forget it over the summer. Thanks to Hooda Math, that job has become easier - and more fun! Hooda Math, K-12's leading resource for free online math games, recently launched three new games: Integer Tilt, Sand Grid and Time Punch. The games review essential math concepts like integers, coordinate pairs, and telling time in an engaging way. Read More »

Calcasieu Parish Public Schools Selects Teachscape

Calcasieu Parish School System (CPSS) in Lake Charles, LA has selected Teachscape to support the increased effectiveness of teachers and administrators in its 21 priority schools, those designated as high-need. CPSS, the fifth largest district in the state, will help educators at these schools engage in collaborative professional learning based on instructional data collected during teacher evaluations. Read More »