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ClassTag's Parent Interests Feature Increases Parent Engagement and Volunteering

ClassTag announces a groundbreaking new approach to parent engagement and volunteering. Building on a parent's interests and skills, teachers and school leaders are now able to match individual parents to needs and opportunities in their classroom and school. ClassTag has found that interest and skill-based opportunities is the secret sauce in increasing parent participation and engagement. Read More »

Virginia Beach City Schools Partner with Discovery Education

Virginia Beach City Public Schools announced a new, eight-year partnership with Discovery Education. Though this collaboration, K-5 educators will be empowered with Discovery Education's award-winning Science Techbooks to create rich and engaging learning experiences for approximately 31,000 students at the district's 55 elementary schools. Read More »

Edthena's New Tool Helps IdentifyTrends in Teaching Practices

The new Comment Stats tool in Edthena, an award-winning video classroom observation platform for teacher development. This one tool transforms the data from comments left on teachers' uploaded videos into a visual, data-driven way for them - and their coaches - to identify trends and determine if the professional development is improving teaching practices. Read More »

pivotEd Pairs Capstone Content with 500 Pre-built Lessons

pivotEd, from Capstone, announces the launch of more than 500 pre-built science, social studies, and language arts lessons for students in grades 3-6. Using Capstone's award-winning content, pivotEd puts teachers-not technology-in control of lessons incorporating 1:1 devices. With pivotEd, teachers use lessons tied to Capstone content in their current curriculum, saving them hours of time spent preparing lessons. Read More »

Announcing: Playworks AIM

Playworks, a leading nonprofit that brings safe and healthy play to more than 1,200 schools and 700,000 children annually, today announced its intention to dramatically expand both the current number of students enrolled in Playworks programs as well as reach hundreds of thousands of children through free resources and training for schools over the next four years Read More »

CA Approves Medicaid Reimbursement for Online Speech Therapy

Starting just in time for the 2016-17 school year, educational agencies in California may request Medi-Cal reimbursement for their use of live, online speech-language pathology assessment and treatment services - like those services provided by PresenceLearning - for Medi-Cal eligible students who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or an Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP). Read More »

Science Sleuth Campaign Introduces Young People to STEM

Science Sleuth uses an SMS text-message game that asks young people to solve a mystery using their math and science skills. At the end of the game, players unlock funding to support STEM projects in classrooms in need. In the past two years, over 193,000 young people have played Science Sleuth and over 218,000 students in STEM classrooms across the country have benefitted from donations. Read More »

Guilford County Schools Partner with x2VOL for Service Learning

Service-Learning is ingrained in the culture of Guilford County Schools. The district has signed on with x2VOL to track the thousands of hours Guilford students give each year to serving in the community.Guilford needed a comprehensive and proven system that could manage the district's thousands of service hours and the reporting and verification process, Read More »

Video Games Can Have Lasting Impact on Learning

In a study of more than 500 second graders, math and reading scores on school- administered tests increased significantly more in children who used the brain training program Activate during the school year than in control classes. The effect on math achievement scores was greater than what has been reported for one-on-one tutoring and the effect on reading scores was greater than what has been reported for summer reading programs. Read More »

Mackin Creates New Classroom Website

Mackin, an industry leader in print and digital resources for PK- 12, has expanded their burgeoning Classroom division and launched MackinClassroom.com, a new website to showcase all of the industry shaping attributes of this division.The new site features tips, tools, products and more, along with all of the free services and world-class customer service... Read More »