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School District of Janesville Selects Infinite Campus

The School District of Janesville (SDJ), serving 10,400 students in southern Wisconsin, has selected Infinite Campus as its new student information system (SIS). Infinite Campus will give SDJ superior state reporting and extensive functionality. In addition, the company’s vision of transforming the classroom using contemporary technology and access to accurate information, set them apart from other vendors. Read More »

MA Adopts Torsh TALENT™ for Early Education and Childcare

Torsh partnering with the state of Massachusetts to introduce TALENT, its video-based coaching and feedback solution to early education instructors across the state as part of Massachusetts's EEC Peer Assistance and Coaching pilot. The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Childcare will use the online video-based collaboration and analytics platform to support coaching and professional development for early child care and out-of-school-time education providers. Read More »

WIN Learning and Kuder Partner To Enhance Career Exploration and Planning Tools

WIN Learning is partnering with Kuder Inc. to bolster its myStrategicCompass web-based program, a personalized career planning tool that helps students understand the academic pathways required to get them to their career choice Read More »

BRIGANCE® Screens Recommended by HHS

Curriculum Associates' BRIGANCE® Screens were chosen as a recommended screening tool by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for its new Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! initiative. This coordinated federal effort is designed to encourage healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for children, and support the families and providers who care for them. Birth to 5: Read More »

NASBE Awards Stipends to Six State Boards of Education To Advance Policy Work in School Leadership

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has awarded stipends to six state and territorial boards of education — Delaware, the District of Columbia, Guam, Kentucky, Maine, and West Virginia — to advance state education reform work in the areas of School Leadership, Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and Deeper Learning. The grant awards will support policy efforts in these states through December 2014. Read More »

Department of Defense Agency Awards Contract to Schoology

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) recently awarded a contract to Schoology as a result of a competitive RFQ seeking a learning management system. Schoology Enterprise will deliver instructional content to DoDEA K-12 students and allow collaboration inside and outside of the traditional K-12 classroom. Read More »

Capstone Unveils Newest Database Module PebbleGo Next

Capstone announced its newest line of database modules PebbleGo Next™. Building off the successful PebbleGo databases for grades PreK-3, PebbleGo Next will feature content connected to grades 3-6 curriculum with longer, more robust information. Read More »

McGraw-Hill Education TASC Delivers for New High School Equivalency Exam

McGraw-Hill Professional, a leader in test preparation content, announces the publication of the McGraw-Hill Education TASC, the most authoritative guide to the new high school equivalency exam, TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion™. It is the only book to contain authentic TASC test questions from CTB/McGraw-Hill, the creator of the TASC test. Read More »

Istation Scores Predict Student Success on STAAR

Student results on Istation's Indicators of Progress (ISIP) assessments can determine a high probability of passing the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Reading tests, according to a predictability study released in March 2014. The study identified the cut score of the ISIP Overall Reading Ability Score that can be used to predict whether students will pass STAAR with 95 percent confidence. Read More »

Performance Matters Announces Enhancements to FASTe Observer

To help districts simplify the observation process, Performance Matters™ has added new enhancements to the FASTe Observer classroom observation tool. Part of the FASTe (Formative Action System for Teacher Effectiveness) platform, a turnkey system for evaluating educator effectiveness, FASTe Observer allows school leaders to observe classrooms using a number of leading frameworks and forms. Read More »