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HMH Incorporates Lexile Measures into Select Titles

MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading, and global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the addition of Lexile® measures to more than 1400 of HMH's popular children's trade titles, including many from bestselling series such as Curious George, Martha Speaks and The Borrowers. Read More »

Lexia Reading Core5 Improves Achievement in KS Statewide Reading Initiative

Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone® company, today announced mid-year results from the Kansas Reading Initiative in which the use of the Lexia Reading® Core5® program has driven statistically significant gains in student achievement, with the number of students working on material at/above grade level doubling from 36% at the beginning of the school year to 72% at the mid-year point. Read More »

Rethink Announces Addition of Student Activity Center

Rethink announced the launch of its Student Activity Center, a newly developed interface for children featuring computer-based activities aligned with the platform's curriculum, reporting, and progress monitoring tools. The Student Activity Center makes Rethink the first comprehensive and fully integrated special education performance management system to address all the needs of special educators at the classroom, school, and administrative level. Read More »

Teachscape Introduces New Online ELA & Literacy Courses

Teachscape has expanded its Teachscape Learn Professional Learning Suite. In addition to its online courses about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics, The Common Core Series in Teachscape Learn now boasts new video-based, self-paced courses on the CCSS for English Language Arts (ELA) & Literacy. Read More »

Digital Curriculum Results in Greater Success for At-Risk Students

Boston Public Schools has reduced the annual high school dropout rate by one-third this year alone. The figure has fallen to 4.5 percent, down from 6.4 percent last year and 9.4 percent in 2006. The High School Director of Blended and Online Learning attributes the decrease in part to the use of Apex Learning digital curriculum for the district's credit recovery program, which targets students most at-risk of dropping out. Read More »

VINCI Education Launches Elementary Math Curriculum

VINCI Education, home of the award-winning VINCI Blended Learning Solutions, expands its offering by launching the Elementary series of its real-time, data-enabled Math Curriculum. The Curriculum, sequenced to break down the Common Core requirements to small steps, includes a series of immersive game-based content for instructional and reinforcement learning. Read More »

JASON Curricula Comes Alive with Virtual Connections Through Nepris

Not only does the partnership mean teachers using JASON curricula can more easily connect with science, engineering, technology and math experts, but Nepris teachers will be able to choose from a list of pre-populated JASON Learning lessons for grades K-12. These lessons cover a wide range of engaging topics from physical science lessons on machines to the study of weather patterns, erosion and more. Read More »

Khan Academy Launches Blended Learning 101

While online learning continues to grow in popularity, implementation and training for teachers and administrators has unfortunately remained a stumbling block—until now. The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation and the Silicon Schools Fund are partnering with the world-renown Khan Academy to offer free online content on “High-Quality Blended Learning." Read More »

Benchmark's New CC Reading Assessment Practice Books

Benchmark Education Company announced a new reading practice book series in print format for students in grades 3-6 and aligned to Common Core State Standards. Available now, Short Reads for Finding Text Evidence provides students with specific practice reading short genre text passages and then answering comprehension questions using text evidence, preparing them to succeed on the new Common Core reading assessments. Read More »

Survey Finds That Teens Favor a Paper-and-Pencil SAT®

A recent Kaplan Test Prep survey of high school students shows that while students generally support the SAT changes scheduled to launch in 2016, such as eliminating fill-in-the-blank vocabulary and the wrong answer penalty, a majority (56%) are resistant to the test’s planned move to digital. Read More »