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CoSN K-12 Privacy Toolkit Covers All Major Federal Privacy Laws

CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) launched an enhanced in-depth, step-by-step privacy toolkit with new sections covering the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Protecting Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA). With the additions, the toolkit now addresses all four federal privacy laws applied to K-12 education – including the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Read More »

HMH Launches Curious About Me

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced Curious About Me for iPad®—an interactive story-building app that fosters language development skills and celebrates the curiosity and individuality of early learners. In this latest addition to the Curious About series, children are accompanied by their favorite mischievous monkey, Curious George, as they create their own customized storybooks. Read More »

Capstone Offers New Matching Grant Program for eBook Purchases

Capstone is offering a new program to U.S. schools to expand their digital resources called the Capstone Interactive eBook Matching Grant Program. Schools can apply through the publisher to receive a matching grant toward the purchase of Capstone Interactive eBooks. Read More »

Pearson Partners With NBC Learn for Video Resources

Pearson announced a partnership with NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBCUniversal News Group, that will provide students and teachers exclusive access to more than 17,000 premium education videos. NBC Learn's vast video library, including original content developed exclusively for the partnership, is now available through Pearson's Realize... Read More »

LiveSchool's New Student Behavior Management App

LiveSchool has launched a free version of their classroom behavior management system for K12 teachers. Until recently, the cloud-based software was only available by school-wide contract. As of September 23rd, teachers across the country can access LiveSchool's web-based application for free from their smartphone, tablet, PC, or SmartboardTM. Read More »

Orange County Schools Choose Progress Testing's Assessment Banks

As school districts across Florida implement the Language Arts Florida Standards and Mathematics Florida Standards, educators and districts face the challenge of creating and finding high quality assessment content that accurately assesses the new standards. To address their needs the Orange County School District has partnered with Progress Testing to provide its 184 schools with Florida's only comprehensive formative assessment item bank within the Performance Matters assessment platform. Read More »

NC Adopts Triumph Learning’s Coach for Math Instruction

The North Carolina list of recommended instructional material includes Triumph Learning’s North Carolina Common Core Coach Mathematics for grades three through eight; North Carolina Common Core Support Coach, Foundational Mathematics, for grades three through eight; and Readiness for the Common Core for grades one through eight. Read More »

Pearson and LearnSprout Collaborate

For K-12 school and district administrators who use the PowerSchool Student Information System (SIS), a new collaboration with one of the most promising EdTech startups of 2014, LearnSprout, will deliver new insights into student engagement and performance. Read More »

EPS S.P.I.R.E. Results in Gains for OH School District

An efficacy study released today by EPS Literacy and Intervention, a division of School Specialty, Inc. confirms that its S.P.I.R.E.® reading intervention program is highly effective for special education students and English Language Learners (ELL) who are identified as nonreaders and struggling readers. The study found that students who received S.P.I.R.E. instruction achieved significant gains in phonics, vocabulary, comprehension and overall reading. Read More »

Major New ACT Aspire Assessment Component

ACT Aspire, LLC launches Periodic Assessments, the second major component of the ACT Aspire Assessment System. ACT Aspire is the first digital, longitudinal assessment system to fully connect student performance with readiness benchmarks from elementary grades through high school. It now extends the understanding of student progress through optional Periodic Assessments. Read More »