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Central Access Corp Partners with Follett

Central Access Corp. today announced a partnership with Follett to provide Mississippi schools and educators access to Follett's Aspen Instructional Management System (IMS). Aspen IMS offers powerful curriculum and classroom tools that help teachers and students to focus on engagement and achievement that meet state education standards. Read More »

SchoolCity Launches Free CC Assessment and Reporting Software

In an effort to help teachers, SchoolCity Inc., a Silicon Valley-based K-12 technology firm has launched a FREE Common Core Assessment Software. The free tool called, “STARS™ LITE” provides teachers with instant access to deliver, score and analyze hundreds of pre-created Common Core assessments for their students. Read More »

Infinitely Virtual Unveils Cloud Hosting Plan for Education Market

The company's "Virtual Terminal Server - Standard" Plan is the first of what will eventually be four academic market offerings from Infinitely Virtual. Under the plan, users can access applications and data from anywhere in the world. The Virtual Terminal Server Plan supports most Windows applications. Pricing starts at $665 per user/month. Read More »

Brainchild Launches Study Buddy Next Generation

Brainchild is launching the next generation of Study Buddy, its popular mobile learning device. Study Buddy now has a 40% larger screen and the ability to track student progress. A large library of $49 software cartridges teaches Common Core and basic skills in English and Spanish. It will be promoted to an existing user base of 12,000 school and district administrators. Read More »

After-School All-Stars Awarded Expansion Grant of $4 Million

After-School All-Stars (ASAS), a national nonprofit organization providing comprehensive afterschool programs, announced today a $4,000,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation supporting expansion to serve middle school youth in six new U.S. cities. This four-year grant is one of the largest in ASAS's 20-year history and its first ever multi-year expansion grant. Read More »

Districts Incorporate myON into Summer Programs

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is pleased to announce that seven school districts, which are part of its New Vision for Summer School Network (NVSS), will include reading as a key component of their innovative summer programs this year. Participating districts are: Boston Public Schools; Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD; Richmond, VA; Pittsburgh, PA; Wausau, WI; and FKO AfterSchool, ME. Read More »

Study Shows Benchmark Literacy Program Improved Reading Achievement

Literacy publisher Benchmark Education Company announced results of a scientific research study that documented dramatic effectiveness of its Benchmark Literacy comprehensive core program for elementary schools. Students who received Benchmark Literacy with On-Site Professional Development achieved very good results with reading levels significantly higher than peers in their school district and in the state... Read More »

Civil Rights Movement Education Remains 'Woefully Inadequate'

Three years after a first-of-its-kind study found that more than half of the states fail at teaching the civil rights movement to students, a new report released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project shows that coverage of the movement in U.S. classrooms remains woefully inadequate. Read More »

Amplify Announces Digital Curriculum

Amplify unveiled its groundbreaking digital curriculum for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade English Language Arts (ELA). The curriculum for each grade combines a year’s worth of Common Core-aligned lessons, written in collaboration with some of the world’s leading experts, with rich digital media from Academy Award-winning studios and stars of both stage and screen. Read More »

America's Only All-Electric School Bus

Kings Canyon Unified School District leads the nation as the only school district using an all-electric school bus to transport students. KCUSD ordered four buses from Trans Tech Bus, featuring electric powertrains from Motiv Power Systems. The new electric school bus is the first modern electric bus to be approved for student transportation by any state. Read More »