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ASCD To Cohost New Style of PD

ASCD EdSpace provides dynamic, interactive, and personalized learning for educators. FIT TeachingTM (Framework for Intentional and Targeted Teaching) cadre member Deb Cale will lead the face-to-face portion of the day, while ASCD authors and FIT Teaching cocreators will attend virtually to share their knowledge of how culture, purpose, and structured teaching lead to true student achievement. Read More »

News-O-Matic for School's New Features

Teachers love News-O-Matic because it encourages daily, grade-appropriate, and easy-to-understand informational text reading that is fully aligned with Common Core State Standards. Now, at the start of the school year, the News-O-Matic for School 2014-15 app is providing educators with enhanced features and assessment tools. Read More »

Pearson Launches Next Generation SuccessMaker

Pearson today unveiled the newest update to SuccessMaker, its research-based, award-winning personalized digital math and reading curriculum for grades K-8. SuccessMaker adapts to the unique learning needs of each individual student, continuously analyzing performance, identifying areas for remediation or acceleration, and effectively estimating the amount of time necessary for students to reach achievement levels. Read More »

Triumph Learning’s Coach Helps KY School Improve English Scores

Eminence Elementary School in Eminence, Kent. improved student English language arts (ELA) scores in its third and fourth grade classes after using Common Core Coach from Triumph Learning. The school district selected the program as their primary teaching tool to assist in the implementation of ELA Common Core State Standards. Read More »

WIN Career Readiness System To Help 20,000 KY Students

Administrators of Partners for Education at Berea College have chosen the WIN Career Readiness System as its digital teaching and learning solution for college and career readiness preparation. The web-based solution provides a comprehensive career exploration and planning system, college readiness assessments, and career readiness foundational academic and employability skills support. Read More »

New 1:1 Initiative Is Using Apex Learning

The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, a suburban school district in Indianapolis and a recipient of a Race to the Top Grant, implemented a new district-wide one-to-one initiative that provides Chromebooks to all students and staff. Partnering with Apex Learning to provide teachers with digital curriculum that meets diverse student needs, the district is redefining the traditional education paradigm with the new initiative. Read More »

Fast ForWord Improves Reading Skills

The Westside Union School District in California began using the Fast ForWord® program in four schools in 2013 to help English language learners, students receiving special education services, and other students who were struggling academically. After using the online language and reading intervention for two-and-a-half months, the students improved their reading skills by an average of eight months. Read More »

LearnZillion Releases Hundreds of Free CC Lesson Plans

LearnZillion announces the addition of more than 750 free, standards-aligned lesson plans in math and English language arts (ELA). This expansion is just in time to meet the needs of teachers across the country. The new lesson plans were created by LearnZillion's Dream Team of top teachers recruited from 42 states. Read More »

BloomBoard and Empirical Education Ignite Personalized Growth and Calibration

BloomBoard, Inc. is partnering with Empirical Education Inc. to provide calibration and training services for school administrators across the state of North Carolina. Currently, North Carolina is piloting the process with administrators. Onboarding is scheduled for this year; once fully deployed, it will be available to all 115 districts in the state, reaching more than 6,000 school leaders and 120,000 teachers in the process. Read More »

Hawaii Adopts ORIGO Stepping Stones as Its Core Curriculum

Hawaiian students will begin the 2014/2015 school year with a new curriculum that brings a more focused, rigorous approach to mathematics instruction. Over the course of the next three years, Stepping Stones will be implemented in every elementary public school in the state Read More »