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Teacher Panel Identifies 101st CCSS Lesson through EQuIP

Achieve posted the 101st set of instructional materials found to be of high-quality and aligned to the CCSS by the Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Peer Review Panel using the EQuIP Rubrics. The number of available lessons and units, consisting of 62 in English language arts (ELA)/literacy and 39 in mathematics in all grade bands, has doubled since November 2014. Read More »

Mentoring Minds' New Elementary Supplemental Curriculum

California elementary educators will now have access to powerful and affordable tools for implementing standards-based best practices with today's launch of Total Motivation Math and Total Motivation ELA, the newest resources in the Total Motivation family of innovative print-and-online supplemental curriculum solutions from Mentoring Minds. Read More »

Odysseyware Releases 16 Additional CTE Courses

Odysseyware is excited to announce 16 additional Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses for the 2015-16 school year. With these new courses, the company now offers courses in each of the 16 national CTE clusters. Odysseyware has a long history of providing students access to an engaging variety of CTE courses, Read More »

x2VOL Now Integrated with PowerSchool

School administrators can now more easily manage student service programs through the PowerSchool student information system from Pearson. x2VOL from intelliVOL is joining forces with Pearson through an independent software vendor (ISV) partnership agreement, giving public and private schools and districts the ability to manage student service hours within PowerSchool. Read More »

Lightspeed Systems Launches Teacher Dashboard

School network solution provider Lightspeed Systems announced the launch of Teacher Dashboard, a classroom control solution that gives teachers the power to manage devices and student activity from a single dashboard. Teacher Dashboard allows IT departments to share management with educators, giving them easy access to Lightspeed Systems K-12 network solutions, plus new content database Campus Library. Read More »

Performance Matters Adds Early Warning System

To quickly and efficiently identify students who exhibit early warning indicators, Florida school districts are implementing the Early Warning System from Performance Matters. The Early Warning System is a customizable reporting and filtering module to identify students who are at-risk or likely to become at-risk. It integrates seamlessly with Unify, Read More »

Classworks® Integrated Reading Has Wide Spread Support

Classworks®, by Curriculum Advantage, Inc., is pleased to announce the results of a study of its new Integrated Reading activities conducted by SEG (SEG) Measurement. Classworks Integrated Reading, online weekly direct instruction for grades 1-8, was released in fall 2014. SEG conducted the evaluation of the usage and effectiveness of the activities. Read the full report. Read More »

SETDA Supports Federal Action To Safeguard Student Data & Privacy

The State Educational Technology Directors Association strongly supports the introduction yesterday of the "Student Data Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015" sponsored by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colorado and Rep Luke Messer, R-Indiana. The bill would further protect student and parental data rights by prohibiting vendors from selling student data, using data to target students with advertising, establishing data security procedures and setting timelines for the deletion of student information. Read More »

Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act an Important Step Forward

"The Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act represents an important step by Congress to establish an agreed upon framework of acceptable access, use, and sharing of education data in service of student learning'" said Aimee Rogstad Guidera, President and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign. Congressmen Messer and Polis are to be commended for their leadership in this discussion about the important role of data in education and the need to build transparency, understanding, and trust about how this information is being used and protected. Read More »

CA District Adopts ORIGO Stepping Stones for K-5 Math Instruction

Santa Clara Unified School District in California has selected ORIGO Stepping Stones as its new math curriculum for students in grades K-5 for the 2015-16 school year. This was the first year California districts were able to select materials not on the list of state-approved recommendations. Santa Clara selected Stepping Stones off-list due to its thorough Common Core instruction.... Read More »