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National Institute for STEM Education Partners with Chalk & Wire

As a growing number of schools launch science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, teachers are looking for fast and effective ways to build their STEM teaching skills. The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) has partnered with Chalk & Wire to provide teachers with a digital portfolio tool that allows them to quickly demonstrate their proficiency in the 15 teacher actions necessary to create a STEM classroom of excellence. Read More »

Pearson ELA Program Partners with Teaching Channel

Today, Pearson announced a new partnership with Teaching Channel to make teaching across classrooms an empowering shared learning experience. This partnership pairs Pearson’s brand new grades 6-12 literacy program, myPerspectives English Language Arts with teachingchannel.org, and will allow myPerspectives teachers across the country to collaborate in a thriving online professional community. Read More »

New Jersey Education Innovation Summit for K-12 Educators

the New Jersey Education Innovation Summit will be held at Monmouth University. The annual event is sponsored by the state's InnovateNJ office and is hosted by the Learning Counsel, a national K-12 research, events and news media organization. Read More »

PLCs, RTI, and Assessment Among Top Concerns for Educators

Solution Tree, a premier educational publisher and professional development provider, has announced its best-selling books for April, giving critical insight into K-12 educators' top priorities. Popular topics included professional learning communities (PLCs), assessment, response to intervention (RTI), and leadership. Read More »

TESOL Releases Report on Preparation of ESL Teachers

TESOL International Association, the global professional association for English language educators, has released a new report that focuses on the future of ESL teacher preparation in the United States. Based on the outcomes of a convening of ESL teachers, administrators, and policy leaders, the report identifies the preparation needs and the changing role of ESL educators in the era of new standards. Read More »

2016 DimensionU DOD Math Games a Hit!

DimensionU, Inc. hosted the 3rd Annual Department of Defense Math Games Tournament this week at four military research laboratories around the country. Middle school students from four states competed in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade level teams. Grade level teams participated in five multiplayer rounds of mathematics-based video game play using DimensionU's gaming platform. Read More »

New Level 8 Edition of Total Motivation Science for STAAR

Mentoring Minds announces a new edition of Total Motivation Science for STAAR, Level 8, which features bonus online content to help students review content standards from grades 6 and 7. Aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), Total Motivation Science provides students with a rigorous and comprehensive tool to spur the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to excel at STAAR. Read More »

Spotsylvania County Schools Chooses Tyler Technologies

Tyler Technologies, Inc. announced that Virginia’s Spotsylvania County Public Schools has selected Tyler’s Munis® enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The agreement includes implementation, training and related professional services. Read More »

Newly Launched MindPlay Literacy Online Solution

With the newly launched MindPlay Literacy program, all district students can now benefit from the integration of the flagship MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach with the MindPlay Diagnostic Universal Screener, and MindPlay Fluency focusing on fluency and comprehension instruction. Additionally, MindPlay Literacy provides in-depth professional development for teachers... Read More »

Nova Scotia Chooses PASCO Science Solutions

The Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has purchased PASCO® Scientific science solutions for nearly 300 elementary schools from PASCO Canada/AYVA Educational Solutions Ltd. The PASCO science solutions will be part of the Department of Education’s curriculum resource kit for grades 4–6. Read More »