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After-School All-Stars Awarded Expansion Grant of $4 Million

After-School All-Stars (ASAS), a national nonprofit organization providing comprehensive afterschool programs, announced today a $4,000,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation supporting expansion to serve middle school youth in six new U.S. cities. This four-year grant is one of the largest in ASAS's 20-year history and its first ever multi-year expansion grant. Read More »

Districts Incorporate myON into Summer Programs

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is pleased to announce that seven school districts, which are part of its New Vision for Summer School Network (NVSS), will include reading as a key component of their innovative summer programs this year. Participating districts are: Boston Public Schools; Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD; Richmond, VA; Pittsburgh, PA; Wausau, WI; and FKO AfterSchool, ME. Read More »

Study Shows Benchmark Literacy Program Improved Reading Achievement

Literacy publisher Benchmark Education Company announced results of a scientific research study that documented dramatic effectiveness of its Benchmark Literacy comprehensive core program for elementary schools. Students who received Benchmark Literacy with On-Site Professional Development achieved very good results with reading levels significantly higher than peers in their school district and in the state... Read More »

Civil Rights Movement Education Remains 'Woefully Inadequate'

Three years after a first-of-its-kind study found that more than half of the states fail at teaching the civil rights movement to students, a new report released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project shows that coverage of the movement in U.S. classrooms remains woefully inadequate. Read More »

Amplify Announces Digital Curriculum

Amplify unveiled its groundbreaking digital curriculum for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade English Language Arts (ELA). The curriculum for each grade combines a year’s worth of Common Core-aligned lessons, written in collaboration with some of the world’s leading experts, with rich digital media from Academy Award-winning studios and stars of both stage and screen. Read More »

America's Only All-Electric School Bus

Kings Canyon Unified School District leads the nation as the only school district using an all-electric school bus to transport students. KCUSD ordered four buses from Trans Tech Bus, featuring electric powertrains from Motiv Power Systems. The new electric school bus is the first modern electric bus to be approved for student transportation by any state. Read More »

ESC Region 12 Partners with Kaplan

To help schools prepare students for college and/or the workforce, Education Service Center (ESC) Region 12 has partnered with Kaplan K12 Learning Services, a leading provider of skill building solutions for academic success and college readiness. Read More »

Sally Ride Science Launches “All-Access” Site Licenses

Sally Ride Science announced the nationwide release of the Sally Ride All-Access Site License™, a new offering that equips an entire school with professional development and classroom instructional resources to promote student interest in STEM topics and careers. Read More »

CA Approves 6 – 8 Math Program from Triumph Learning

Triumph Learning has been selected as a statewide provider of California Mathematics Instructional Materials for Grades 6-8. Built explicitly for the California Common Core State Standards, the approved program includes Common Core Coach for California, Support Coach for California, and Readiness for the Common Core. Read More »

Calvin Cool Joins the Crew at Istation Reading

Istation's hip new character, Calvin Cool, joins the program's engaging, animated cast to lead students through interactive, step-by-step lessons that teach the characteristics of good writing. Students and educators with Istation Reading subscriptions can automatically access the newly released "Writing Rules! with Calvin Cool" interactive online writing program. Read More »