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NEF CyberLearning Sets Up New STEM+ Academies

The National Education Foundation (NEF) announced today that it is partnering with the State University of New York, TEKSystems, Pearson Education and Skillsoft to advance STEM education in 13 school districts during the 2013-14 school year. The national grant Initiative provides world-class STEM+ education to thousands of disadvantaged students. Read More »

Net Texts Announces New Version of Content Management System for OER

Net Texts unveiled a new release of its free, web-based content management system for educators and schools implementing 1:1 computing programs. The latest version of the Net Texts solution includes a variety of upgrades and new features that allow teachers to more quickly and easily create and deliver lessons, units and complete courses using free, high-quality open educational resources (OER). Read More »

PARCC Releases New Sample Items

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a 19-state consortium working together to create next generation assessments, today released additional sample items for both English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The sample items show how PARCC is developing tasks to measure the critical content and skills found in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Read More »

Corwin To Bring Visible Learningplus Program to North America

Corwin, one of the nation's leading publishers and providers of professional learning resources for K-12 educators, has signed an exclusive 3-year partnership agreement with Cognition Education to bring Hattie's Visible Learningplus program to the United States and Canada. Read More »

Flocabulary Aligns to CCSS and Expands Content Library

Flocabulary, an online library of educational hip-hop videos, today announced the launch of a revamped site with new features designed to help teachers implement Common Core State Standards. The product release also includes 17 new CCSS-aligned videos for English Language Arts. Read More »

myCore Now Offers CCSS-Aligned Units and Lessons

Insight Education Group is making available a set of Common-Core aligned lessons for grades K-6 in English Language Arts and Math. The lessons will be accessed through myCore, Insight's award-winning, standards based lesson-planning platform, and have already been made available to myCore users. Read More »

Sally Ride Science Launches Online PD To Build Interest in STEM Careers

Sally Ride Science announced the launch of a new online academy designed to provide professional development in STEM to educators across the United States. The online academy will deliver convenient access to proven instructional approaches and resources that have already helped educators ignite interest in STEM subjects and careers among students... Read More »

DreamBox Learning and Clever Deepen Partnership

DreamBox Learning® announced that it has expanded its partnership with Clever to seamlessly integrate the award-winning DreamBox Learning Math program with district student information systems. The collaboration between the two companies offers automated roster management features that ensure accurate, up-to-the-minute information on every student, ... Read More »

Lexia Receives $500,000 Grant To Fund Integration of New Writing Solution into Lexia Reading Core5

Lexia Learning has won a $500,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Literacy Courseware Challenge to support the creation and testing of a writing component that will be added to the newly released Lexia Reading Core5™ program. Scheduled for Beta release in the fall of 2014, the proposed Writing Solution™ will address the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)... Read More »

Partnership Schools Rank #1 in CA in English and Math Gains

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools announced that according to State data, it ranks #1 in English and Math gains over the last two years on the California Standards Test (CST) among 162 mid- to large-size school systems.1 Moreover, the Partnership network of schools ranked #2 in the State in Math gains this past year and #5 in ELA gains among the State’s 163 mid- to large-size school systems. Read More »