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Intensive Afterschool, Summer Supports Can Change Trajectory for Middle School Students

Higher Achievement, a leading education program for middle school youth, announced today the findings of a randomized-control trial study that evaluated the long-term impact of the organization's program on its participants. The study found that Higher Achievement had a statistically significant effect in three areas: standardized test scores, family engagement in education, and placement in top high schools and avoidance of struggling high schools. Read More »

Science Project Experience Prepares Students for 21st Century Workplace

The Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Outreach Foundation today released research that points to hands-on science projects as an effective method for improving students' mastery of competencies required by businesses and organizations across all industries. Read More »

NACSA Releases Recommendations on Accountability Measures for Alternative Charter Schools

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) today released Anecdotes Aren’t Enough: An Evidence-Based Approach to Accountability for Alternative Charter Schools, a report that sets out recommendations for appropriate accountability systems for this growing segment of the American education sector. Read More »

Mrs. P.'s Literacy Roadshow Comes to Minneapolis Schools

Minneapolis-based public relations firm, PR with Panache!, took Mrs. P and her magic library on the road to kick off her fifth annual "Be a Famous Writer" contest for kindergartners through fourth graders. Local Minnesota company myOn is a leading sponsor for the nationally known writing contest. Read More »

Engrade Enables Districts To Integrate Performance Data

Engrade, the district-level platform that unifies data, curriculum and tools for teachers, students and parents, rolls out expanded capabilities now available to districts nationwide. New features include assessment authoring and delivery and student progress tracking across classroom, district and state measures, all accessible in one single-sign-on solution. Read More »

Conceptua Math To Provide Teach For America with Curriculum Tools

Conceptua Math announced today a new partnership with Teach For America to provide the organization's corps members with a Common Core-designed instructional curriculum for math classrooms in grades 3-5. The collaboration reflects a shared commitment to providing teachers effective classroom supports to understand and implement the Common Core. Read More »

Brownsville ISD Selects Tyler Technologies

Tyler Technologies, Inc. signed a contract with Brownsville Independent School District (ISD), Texas, for Tyler’s Versatrans® student transportation management software solution, part of Tyler’s integrated solutions for the K-12 school market. Brownsville ISD chose Tyler’s Versatrans solution because it’s a complete suite of integrated applications for managing school transportation. Read More »

EdCaliber's Common Core Building Blocks

EdCaliber released the EdCaliber Common Core Building Blocks™, a collection of fundamental curriculum components built around the CCSS. This suite of content, integrated into the EdCaliber Instructional Improvement System (IIS) via the new Standards Browser, provides school districts with a significant head start to developing and implementing robust, standards-based curriculum. Read More »

MetaMetrics Launches New Lexile "PowerV" Word Selector

MetaMetrics announced the launch of PowerV®, a new vocabulary tool on Lexile.com. PowerV provides level-appropriate vocabulary lists for over 50,000 books by identifying up to 10 challenging words in each book that are important for students to know. Read More »

Mission US "A Cheyenne Odyssey" Released

THIRTEEN announces the launch of "A Cheyenne Odyssey," the third interactive game in the Mission US series of captivating, digital role-playing games created to engage middle grade students in the exploration of U.S. history. "A Cheyenne Odyssey" supports the study of westward expansion in the middle grade American history curriculum. Read More »