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Texthelp Launches Fluency Tutor™ for Google

Texthelp Inc. announced Fluency Tutor for Google, an innovative, user-friendly and time-saving leveled reading and assessment tool to help teachers support and assess emerging or struggling readers. Fluency Tutor for Google allows teachers to choose from the included reading passages based on content, lexile level, or reading age and share them with individual students or groups of students via Google Drive. Read More »

National Study Validates PATHS® Curriculum in Preschool

A new study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finds that the PATHS® Curriculum improves preschool teachers' efforts to deliver quality instruction in social and emotional learning, and that children's behaviors improve as a result. Read More »

School Improvement Network Releases Edivation

School Improvement Network released Edivation, an on-demand professional learning platform that automatically serves educators personalized content based on their preferences and profile. Edivation has replaced PD 360 and marks a significant new direction for School Improvement Network. It will be the single vehicle for current and future innovative personalized learning products for students and educators. Read More »

New Civil Rights Coloring Book

An upcoming product from independent publisher Gallopade International will give children a new perspective on the American Civil Rights Movement and provide them with a new way to learn about the people, places, and events that transformed the lives of Americans, past and present. Gallopade's new Civil Rights Coloring Book seeks to engage children in the powerful, evolving history of civil and human rights. Read More »

Individualized Learning Is Educators’ Biggest Challenge

According to a survey of educators who attended the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference, individualized learning is the biggest challenge faced by educators today. Edmentum, a leading provider of online learning solutions, has released the results of an informal survey it conducted about challenges in education that included more than 500 respondents attending ISTE. Read More »

Hartford Schools Decreases Dropout Rate with Apex Learning

Hartford Public Schools partnered with Apex Learning to implement a credit recovery blended learning program to provide off-track and returning dropout students with another chance to succeed. Hartford developed Student Success Centers to reengage students who were at risk of dropping out of high school. In 2013, 80.4 percent of the seniors participating in the program earned the credits needed to graduate. Read More »

Gryphon House Launches Parent and Teacher Science Resource

Gryphon House, Inc. provides parents and teachers with simple ideas to introduce the world of scientific discovery to young children with its latest book, Science-Not Just for Scientists!, written by Leonisa Ardizzone, EdD. The 40-plus hands-on activities, reproducible handouts, and engaging and colorful photos will empower children to question, experiment, and develop abstract reasoning skills. Read More »

Leadership Event Focuses on Principals

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Discovery Education will host the 2014 Great Leaders Summit. This unique professional development event will bring together approximately 65 principals from across the country and China for four days of intensive professional development that will provide participants the leadership skills and knowledge needed to create dynamic digital learning environments in their schools. Read More »

WI Districts Select Skyward

Three Wisconsin school districts have designated Skyward, an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, to improve business and student operations within their districts. With the addition of Neenah Joint, Menasha Joint and Marion Independent School Districts, Skyward now serves nearly 400 districts in the state. Read More »

Pearson Announces PowerSchool 8.0

Pearson announced the release of PowerSchool 8.0, the latest version of the company's leading student information system. PowerSchool, used by more than 13 million students in 50 states and 65 countries, plays a central role in a network of integrated systems designed to provide K-12 districts with a cohesive solution to manage all of their mission-critical administrative processes and instructional data. Read More »