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New Haven Promise Student Service Program To Be Powered by x2VOL

Students in New Haven Public Schools put 25,000 hours of muscle into the City of New Haven, Conn. each year. Now with the addition of x2VOL, administrators who track and verify those student service hours won't even break a sweat. Recently, the district and New Haven Promise selected x2VOL from intelliVOL, to ease the management and reporting of student service hours. Click to tweet. Read More »

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Launches Summer Brain Gain Program in 1,000 Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) today announced the launch of its Summer Brain Gain program in 1,000 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide. Designed to prevent summer learning loss and foster critical creative-thinking skills, Summer Brain Gain has been developed specifically for Boys & Girls Clubs. In addition to the participating Clubs that will receive program training and project-based learning strategies, Summer Brain Gain curriculum will also be available for free to all Clubs across the country. Read More »

Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education Kick-Start the Next Generation of Manufacturing Leaders

Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education launched “Manufacture Your Future,” a new online destination designed to inspire thousands of students in grades 6-12 to take the first step towards exploring and pursuing today’s manufacturing careers. The program provides middle and high school educators, guidance counselors, students and families with hands-on resources that build excitement around post-secondary manufacturing career opportunities. Read More »

SchoolReach "State of School Safety" Survey Results

More than 88% of school administrators had to communicate with parents about a safety-related incident within the past 12 months, according to a new national survey of K-12 school leaders. The “State of School Safety in America” survey was completed by more than 350 high-ranking school administrators across 48 states... Read More »

Time Warner Cable’s Connects 1,000,000 Young People to the Wonders of STEM

The White House announced that Time Warner Cable has reached its goal of connecting one million young people to hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities and resources. Pledges to connect a million minds to STEM were collected through the CAMM website, where parents, educators, and mentors also recorded stories of how they introduced students to STEM activities. Read More »

Schools Receive 2014 Gold Medal Awards from Ascend Education

Ascend Education announced today that Valley High School in Sanders, AZ and Holabird STEM program in Baltimore, MD were selected from among 18 Gold Medalists to receive the 2014 Ascend Math Gold Medal Leader Award. The Gold Medal Award was established in 2010 to honor the schools or districts that best demonstrate a dedication to ensuring that all students become successful at math. Read More »

Scientific Minds Welcomes Independent Review of Middle School Science Starters

Educators and parents can now access an independent review of Scientific Minds' grade 6-8 science product, the Middle School Science Starters. Learning List provides reviews to help its subscribers understand which instructional materials and online courses will work best for their student populations and how to use products most effectively. Read More »

MindPlay Launches New Web-Based Reading Program

MindPlay, Inc. introduced a new upgraded version of its reading curriculum for grades K-12, MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach®. All stories within the Web-based MVRC are now assigned Lexile® ratings by MetaMetrics®. MindPlay's Lexile text complexity ratings are consistent with Common Core State Standards. MVRC helps students improve their reading skills measurably in 40 hours or less by differentiating instruction for each student. Read More »

Alma™ Offers New Messaging Features and Emergency Notification Capabilities

Alma, a modern and affordable K-12 school management system, today announced new messaging features and emergency notification capabilities that allow administrators, teachers, parents and students to connect in more meaningful ways. Read More »

Principal Attributes Success to Catapult Learning

Every third grade student at Lanier Elementary School of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed the state reading test this year, Lanier’s principal Robert Morris announced last week. Morris cited Literacy First, Catapult Learning’s nationally proven three-year instructional framework, as a key factor in the success of his economically and ethnically diverse student population. Read More »