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NASBE Reports on Leadership Development and Career Readiness

The National Association of State Boards of Education released two new reports outlining ways state boards of education can improve school leadership development and ensure students are "career-ready" in their states. The reports are a product of two, year-long study groups... Read More »

OR DOE Adopts Curriculum Associates' CC Math

The Oregon State Board of Education has now adopted Curriculum Associates' i-Ready and Ready Common Core Mathematics programs for use in all K-8 classrooms across the state. Built for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the programs are the only ones in the history of the adoption process to receive a perfect score and an exemplary rating across all K-8 grade levels during the Oregon Instructional Materials Evaluation Process Read More »

Shmoop Offers Customizable Online Courses

With Shmoop's new customizable course option, teachers are no longer subject to the whims of online course providers. Now they can create the course that works best for their students. Users with a Shmoop subscription or license can now mix and match any of Shmoop's course content to fit their needs, whether those needs lean more toward Hufflepuff or Dark Lord. No one's judging. Read More »

Teachers Have a Positive View of Micro-Credentials

Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of U.S. teachers say they are likely to try micro-credentials as part of their ongoing professional development, according to a new survey commissioned by Digital Promise and conducted by Grunwald Associates LLC. The survey also found that the most appealing aspects of micro-credentials are opportunities to learn new skills or hone existing ones. Read More »

k-Purchase Offers No-Cost Purchasing Solution for K-12 Districts

k-Purchase is proud to offer its 3-in-1 purchasing solution to K-12 districts at no cost. The cloud-based platform requires no software or technical integration, and a QuickStart Advantage feature gets staff up and running with minimal time and disruption. Read More »

Manufacturing Skills Standards Council Partners with Graduation Alliance

Graduation Alliance and The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC), an industry-led training, assessment and certification body, today announced their partnership to create career pathway programs for manufacturing and logistics. Together, the organizations intend to address the sector’s talent gap by scaling their complementary solutions. Read More »

Department of Defense Education Activity Joins PARCC

The Department of Defense Education Activity, the organization in charge of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade educational programs on behalf of the Department of Defense, entered into a membership agreement with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and will serve as a liaison to the consortium's governing board. Read More »

ASCD Is New Partner in Teach to Lead

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that ASCD will join the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the U.S. Department of Education as the third partner in Teach to Lead, which focuses on expanding opportunities for teacher leadership in ways that enhance student learning and make it possible for teachers to stay in the classroom while leading in the profession. Read More »

GEI's Classroom-Tested Seal of Endorsement;

Global Educator Institute (GEI) has introduced a new twist to the traditional "Seal of Approval" model. Created specifically to serve the educational market, GEI places learning products into the hands of teachers, who evaluate them based on classroom use and a vigorous assessment process. Read More »

Grand Prairie Expands Use of Fast ForWord

After successfully implementing the Fast ForWord® and Reading Assistant™ programs from Scientific Learning Corp. (OTC PINK: SCIL) in 30 schools, Grand Prairie Independent School District in Texas is expanding its implementation to 37 schools this fall. During the 2014-15 school year, students who used these neuroscience-based solutions achieved average reading level gains of one year and five months in 75 days of use. Read More »