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Schools with On-Demand Professional Learning Outperform Respective Districts

School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced a newly published, independent research study showing schools that were highly engaged in on-demand professional learning experienced greater gains in student proficiency scores than neighboring schools or districts. Read More »

Confidently Meet the CCSS for ELA

Staff Development for Educators (SDE)'s new online course on Common Core Standards for English Language Arts K-5 strives to alleviate some of the anxiety educators face when trying to integrate the standards into the classroom, speak knowledgeably with parents, and position students for success. Read More »

AL, DC Charters Select Lexia Reading Core5

As educators strive to strike the right balance between technology and traditional teacher-led instructional methods, KIPP Delta Elementary Literacy Academy in Arkansas and E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., are joining thousands of schools nationwide who have turned to Lexia Reading Core5™ to help students accelerate the development of critical foundational literacy skills and help empower higher levels of teacher effectiveness. Read More »

SAS® Curriculum Pathways® Usage Soars in 2013

Five years ago, SAS began distributing SAS® Curriculum Pathways® at no cost to all educators. Challenged to engage today’s students while navigating budget constraints, they are turning to SAS’ digital curriculum content in record numbers. In 2013 alone, more than 42,000 schools and nearly 120,000 teachers used the standards-based, interactive learning tools for K-12. Read More »

Early Childhood Online Training from CCEI Aids Effective Curriculum Creation

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI1001: Curriculum: What Is It and Why Is It Important? as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of February. Read More »

Sochi Winter Olympic Games Become a Teachable Moment

The Sochi Winter Olympics are right around the corner and now the games will become a "teachable moment" with free educational resources available at Pearson's OLEcommunity.com blog...Developed by a team of Pearson authors and editors, teachers will find all the latest news on the 2014 winter games as well as Olympic-themed teaching resources on the OLE Olympic series community blog. Read More »

ABPathfinder Releases Group Data Collection Feature

ABPathfinder announces a new group data collection feature for its ABPathfinder data management and assessment software. Designed especially for special education and autism therapy, this purpose-built capability enables educators and therapists to log data and track progress for multiple students simultaneously. Read More »

Filament Games: Suite of Science Games

Filament Games announces the debut of its first integrated suite of game-based middle school science curriculum. PLEx (Play, Learn, Experiment) Life Science includes four games offering comprehensive gameplay mechanics that meet Next Generation Science Standards. Read More »

Skyward's New Data Analytics Tool

To simplify the complex, time-consuming responsibility of compiling the key information, Skyward, Inc. developed myDistrict360 [www.skyward.com/mydistrict360] in partnership with BravePoint. myDistrict360 is a versatile, user friendly portal for teachers and administrators to analyze vital student and business information. Read More »

Smart Toys Partners with Hooked on Science

Smart Toys and Games, Inc., a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system has partnered with Hooked on Science, donating building sets that students can playfully explore the wonders of magnetism as part of learning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts. Read More »