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Common Core Explorer Helps Find Quality Digital-Learning Media Aligned to CCSS

Common Sense Media released Common Core Explorer, a new search tool that helps educators find the best digital-learning products that are aligned to Common Core State Standards. It's the latest feature within Graphite™, a free resource that makes it easier for educators to find the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their classrooms by providing in-depth reviews and ratings determined by a rigorous rubric applied by an expert panel of educators and editors. Read More »

Small, Rural NM District Increases Student Achievement, Educator Effectiveness with Personalized PD

School Improvement Network announced a new case study detailing how a small, rural New Mexico school district achieved 85% expected or above average student growth and increased educator effectiveness with School Improvement Network’s Educator Effectiveness System, an end-to-end professional learning solution that offers personalized professional development... Read More »

PBS Learningmedia Launches New Math Resources

Today, PBS' award winning media-on-demand service for educators, PBS LearningMedia, announced a new "Math Is Awe-Sum" campaign designed to empower educators teaching math in PreK-12 classrooms with new digital resources and professional development tools. Read More »

Edgenuity Unveils Edgenuity MyPath

Edgenuity announced the launch of Edgenuity MyPath, a new program that provides students in grades 6-12 with supplemental instruction in mathematics and reading customized to their skill and comprehension level. The offering, available for the 2014-2015 school year, can be used for remediation, grade-level support or enrichment through "Individualized Learning Paths." Read More »

Flipped Learning Network's Formal Definition of Flipped Learning

To counter common misconceptions and bring clarity to discussions about “Flipped Learning,” the governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announce a formal definition of the term. FLN also announces the Four Pillars of F-L-I-P™ and a checklist of 11 supporting indicators that educators must incorporate into their practice. Read More »

Elementary Writing Programs Demonstrate Different Strengths

The Common Core State Standards for writing have raised expectations of what students should be able to accomplish in the elementary grades. IESD has published a new white paper examining how six leading elementary writing programs measure up to the requirements of the Common Core standards and research-based best practices. Read More »

Research Shows Responsive Classroom Leads to Academic Gains

The use of Responsive Classroom leads to academic gains in students, according to a University of Virginia study just published in the American Educational Research Journal. The randomized controlled trial found that students whose teachers fully implemented the Responsive Classroom approach scored significantly higher on reading and math tests. Read More »

Istation Assessment Effective Predictor of STAAR Scores

Student results on Istation's Indicators of Progress (ISIP™) assessments provide a strong indicator of potential scores on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Reading tests, according to a predictability study released in 2014. Read More »

Hobsons Takes Aim at the "Aspirations Gap"

In an effort to make college a possibility for all students, particularly students who would be first in their families to attend college, Hobsons today has announced the release of the Naviance College and Career Readiness Curriculum, a blended learning college and career readiness solution for students in middle and high school. Read More »

Hayward USD Chooses Infinite Campus

Hayward Unified School District selected Infinite Campus as its district-wide student information system . HUSD was looking for a long-term, reliable company with a vision for the future. After an extensive review and demonstrations from four vendors, Infinite Campus was selected because of its innovative product, corporate stability and commitment to customer service. Read More »