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Net Texts Introduces Video Collections

Videos allow teachers to easily engage students, enhance their understanding, expand their experiences beyond the classroom, and tie instruction to the real world. To help teachers quickly locate high-quality videos to enrich their lessons, Net Texts has added collections of educational videos from the YouTube Education channel and leading providers such as the History Channel and PBS. Read More »

Study Shows Higher Academic Achievement Among Students Using Discovery Education Techbooks

A new study found that usage of Discovery Education's digital science textbook is associated with higher science achievement scores. Specifically, the research suggests that the Discovery Education Science Techbook™ increases student science achievement and bolsters the effectiveness of instruction when teachers with one or more years of experience use it in classroom practice. Read More »

ATI Releases Galileo® School Readiness Scales

Children's school readiness including possessing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success in school and life has gained national attention. The Galileo School Readiness Scales, now available birth through five years, are part of the ATI school readiness initiative and are designed to assist early childhood educators in their efforts to ensure that children are ready to enter kindergarten. Read More »

More Kansas Schools Selecting Lexia Reading Core5

More than 20,000 in 61 districts across Kansas, including those in Lansing, Galena, Stafford County, and Barber County that have opted-in to the Kansas Reading Initiative. The program provides elementary school students access to personalized reading instruction that is proven to accelerate the development of foundational reading skills and comprehension. Read More »

ASCD Updates Free EduCore™ Common Core Implementation Tool

ASCD announced new features available on its free common core implementation tool ASCD EduCoreTM. For the new year, the updated EduCore website features simpler navigation and expanded resources. Launched in August of 2012, the free EduCore digital tool is available for educators implementing the Common Core State Standards in both mathematics and literacy. Read More »

Newcomer Wins Adoption Bid for TX Math Textbooks

Newcomer ORIGO Stepping Stones is one of only three K-5 English and Spanish elementary mathematics curricula approved for state adoption by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). ORIGO took a risk in pursuing this state adoption, believing that Texas educators would see the value in partnering with an organization dedicated solely to helping students gain a strong foundation in mathematics. Read More »

Study Finds Persistent Resource Gap in NC Schools

A new report from the Public School Forum of North Carolina shows a large and persistent resource gap for public schools between the highest and lowest wealth counties in the state. The 2013 Local School Finance Study found that in 2011-12, the state's ten highest-spending counties spent an average of $59,280 more per classroom than the lowest-spending counties. Read More »

TeacherVision's 2014 Educators' Calendar Now Available

With TeacherVision's 2014 Educators' Calendar, where teachers will find the resources they need to actively engage their students in learning. Now available on TeacherVision.com, the calendar puts more than 1,000 holidays, historical dates and daily events right at teachers' fingertips. Read More »

PCS Edventures, Inc. Collaborates with the EdLab Group

PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. announced a collaboration with the the EdLab Group. Through the collaboration with the EdLab Group, PCS will be able to improve teacher professional development and provide greater access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for millions of students nationwide. Read More »

Case Study Evaluation of a District's Galileo® Assessments in K-3

Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI) released a case study providing evidence that Galileo early childhood assessments in kindergarten through third grade accurately forecast student performance on the third grade statewide assessment. Results also suggest that early intervention efforts informed by data from early childhood assessment systems can reduce student risk of failing to pass the statewide assessment at the end of third grade. Read More »