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New Virtual High School Allows Students To Simultaneously Earn High School Diploma and College Degree

Coffee County Schools and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (WGTC) today announced their collaboration on the Wiregrass Regional College and Career Academy (WRCCA). The WRCCA, a first-of-its-kind partnership in the region, provides a fully accredited virtual high school as well as college courses to students in eleven counties throughout southern Georgia. Read More »

BloomBoard Launches a Curated Pinterest Alternative To Empower Competency-Based PD

BloomBoard announced the next evolution in personalized, competency-based learning for K-12 educators and districts. The new offering pairs highly-curated Collections of learning resources with the use of micro-credentials, an offering released this fall, which recognize educators for demonstrating competency with a specific skill. Read More »

2016 Reading Discovery Program Highlights Power of Technology

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Discovery Education are partnering for the second year in a row to present a unique distance learning opportunity for students across the globe. The Ninth Annual Reading Discovery Program will take place at the George Bush Presidential Library’s Annenberg Presidential Conference Center and be live streamed to classrooms worldwide. Read More »

itslearning "HUB" for Houston ISD Featured in IMS Global Learning Impact Report

The itslearning "HUB" learning platform at Houston, Tex., Independent School District (HISD) was recognized as a 'technological innovation worth emulating' in IMS Global's recently released 2015 Learning Impact Report. The report distills the 2015 LIA winners' initiatives, which HISD was honored to receive, into a series of pragmatic themes, practices and recommendations that help educators to launch their own learning technology initiatives. Read More »

High Schools across the US Engage Parchment To Improve College Access

Parchment works with high schools and colleges across the United States to aid in the application process, making credentials, like high school transcripts, digital, often resulting in more timely admissions decisions. Schools in Florida have already begun to improve efficiencies, provide transparency to learners and reduce overall costs by partnering with Parchment, following the success many other states have long used to their advantage. Read More »

FAST and Kansas Reading Roadmap Report Increase Parent Engagement

Families and Schools Together announces the release of data showing that Kansas students are making big strides toward reading proficiency as part of FAST’s partnership with the Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) project. FAST, which helps engage parents in their child’s language learning, is in its third year with the KRR initiative, the goal of which is to bring students to reading level or above by the 3rd grade Read More »

East Irondequoit Central School District and Discovery Education Launch New Partnership

New York's East Irondequoit Central School District announced a new partnership with Discovery Education. As part of this collaboration, all K-12 classrooms across the district will have access to engaging digital content through the award-winning Discovery Education Streaming Plus, a comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas. Read More »

Scholastic News® Launches 2016 Presidential Election Website

The editors of Scholastic News® announced the launch of the Scholastic News Election 2016 website, a resource designed to immerse kids in the 2016 Presidential Election and enhance the news stories found in the award-winning Scholastic classroom magazines. Read More »

Measured Progress Awarded Multi-State Alternate Assessment Contract

As the fiscal agent on behalf of the Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) participating states, the Arizona Department of Education has awarded Measured Progress the contract for the new MSAA. Measured Progress will work with participating states to continue developing the assessment, and to implement and maintain the program. Read More »

Turnitin's New Revision Assistant Helps Improve Student Writing

Turnitin introduced Revision Assistant, a formative writing tool giving students immediate, actionable feedback on all aspects of student writing. Turnitin Revision Assistant, for grades 6-12 and developmental writing in higher education, extends teachers' reach by giving students immediate formative feedback during the writing process. Read More »