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TX Students Gain Access to Leading Research Databases

Gale and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission have a contract to provide access to Gale research databases to all public school libraries throughout the state. More than 5 million Texas public school students in more than 9,000 schools will have online access to 15 Gale databases and a collection of ebooks from Gale Virtual Reference Library. Read More »

NYIT, NY State Teacher Centers & Associated BOCES Partner with myON

eachers at 25 schools throughout the state of New York are participating in an 18-month literacy pilot designed to improve college and career-readiness for all students. myONTM is at the core of a new professional development model for New York educators that will be built by the myON team, in partnership with the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), the NY State Teacher Centers, and their associated BOCES. Read More »

Texas Adds Two More Star Academies

A Texas Workforce Commission grant is bringing the Star Academy program for dropout prevention and acceleration to school districts in Spring and Lancaster for the 2014-15 school year. The program's primary goal is to help overage and at-risk students reconnect with education and eventually earn a high school diploma. Read More »

Three Charter School Systems Named Top in Nation

The top three public charter school systems in the running for the 2014 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools are Achievement First, KIPP Foundation and IDEA Public Schools, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today. The three charter systems are up for the top prize of $250,000 for college-readiness efforts for their students. Read More »

Teacher-Created e-Textbooks Revolutionize Classes

Using the Apple program iBooks Author, teachers at Mercersburg have created a suite of 22 e-textbooks - as far as they know, more than any other secondary school in the country - spanning disciplines from Latin to Robotics, American History to Algebra II. Five more interactive texts are tentatively slated to join the virtual library next fall. Read More »

ASCD Releases Data Reports for Student Success in All 50 States

ASCD released new ASCD Whole Child Snapshots highlighting how well each state-and the nation-is meeting the comprehensive needs of its children. The snapshots feature data aligned with the five tenets of ASCD's Whole Child Initiative-healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Together, the data provide a fuller picture of child well-being that extends beyond standardized test scores. The snapshots also suggest initial ideas for how communities can make targeted and innovative improvements to support the whole child and help their students become college, career, and citizenship ready. To see each indicator and the full Whole Child Snapshot for each state, visit www.ascd.org/wholechildsnapshots. Read More »

Goalbook Expands Resources To Support Social Emotional Learning

Goalbook has expanded its web-based platform, Toolkit, to include research-based resources that allow teachers to better address social emotional learning in the classroom. With the new release, Goalbook continues its mission of empowering teachers to transform instruction for all students. Read More »

New Research: Use of Science Techbook Accelerates Student Achievement

A new study released today found that usage of Discovery Education's digital science textbook is associated with higher science achievement scores in elementary school students. Specifically, the data suggests that the Discovery Education Science Techbook™ increases student science achievement and bolsters the effectiveness of teaching when educators integrate it into classroom instruction. Read More »

Apex Learning Expands Course Catalog for the 2014-2015

Apex Learning announced the expansion of its course catalog for the 2014-2015 academic year. The new courses demonstrate the company's continued commitment to ensuring Apex Learning online courses fully meet expectations as standards evolve, as well as new investments in Career and Technical Education. Read More »

Districts Solve Digital Resource Integration Challenges with Knovation

An evaluation completed by the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology (CELT) finds that the 127-point Resource Certification Process for Knovation’s Learning Resource Library effectively addresses the challenges school districts face when integrating digital resources into their curriculum. Read More »