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TEA Adopts Studies Weekly

Texas are discovering the unique advantages of using Studies Weekly classroom periodicals as an innovative alternative to traditional textbooks. This new kind of ‘textbook’ looks more like a magazine and was first published by a fourth-grade teacher that lacked a traditional textbook for his state history curriculum. Being a former graphic designer he decided to put all his lesson plans into the magazine format. Read More »

Free Multimedia Text Sets for CCSS Debut

Awesome Stories announced the release of Text Sets, collections of media resources from different genres designed to be supportive of the learning of readers with a range of experiences and interests. The National Council of Teachers of English, International Reading Association and CCSSO are among those educators who see working with these text sets as a powerful way to meet the Common Core starting Fall 2014. Read More »

ETS Administers New GA Ethics Assessment

Educational Testing Service (ETS), in collaboration with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC), began administering the Georgia Educator Ethics assessment on October 1. This assessment is a training and assessment program composed of modules that combine instruction and testing. Read More »

Saint Paul Schools Adopts PebbleGo Databases

Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS), one of Minnesota's largest school districts, has adopted Capstone's award winning PreK-3 reading and research solution PebbleGo. The district will implement the four PebbleGo database modules (Animals, Earth and Space, Biographies, and Social Studies) this fall in its 41 elementary schools, serving nearly 20,000 students. Read More »

Software Answers Partners with SRC Solutions

Software Answers, Inc., premier provider of district-wide classroom management solutions for K-12 - ProgressBook Suite - has announced a strategic partnership with SRC Solutions, Inc., creators of the Registration Gateway Online Enrollment solution. This integration will help to streamline the student registration workflow and improve data accuracy for districts using both ProgressBook StudentInformation and Registration Gateway solutions. Read More »

Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education Host Virtual Field Trip

The Manufacture Your Future LIVE Virtual Field Trip will be hosted from an Alcoa facility as part of Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education's overall "Manufacture Your Future" program, which provides middle and high school students with an inside look at careers in advanced manufacturing. Read More »

Teachers Master CCSS Transition with LearnZillion

LearnZillion, a digital curriculum and professional learning platform, has grown nearly 200 percent since September of last year, with more than 500,000 teachers now registered on the site. Created by two former educators, LearnZillion offers effective, multi-media curricular resources for educators seeking to understand and articulate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to students and their parents. Read More »

Schoology Portfolios Highlight Academic Achievement

Schoology, today announced a new vision for digital portfolios for students to store and manage their own customizable, portable digital profiles, attaching research papers, certificates, endorsements, test results and other learning projects. Portfolios in Schoology will act as an extension of a user's profile, highlighting a user's academic and extracurricular achievements, and following them throughout their educational career. Read More »

SDE's State Conferences for Kindergarten Teachers

Staff Development for Educators (SDE) announced its upcoming lineup of award-winning state conferences for kindergarten teachers. These increasingly popular kindergarten conferences, taking place throughout the Fall, offer kindergarten teachers unique take-aways and practical strategies to help strengthen every kindergarten classroom. Read More »

CoSN K-12 Privacy Toolkit Covers All Major Federal Privacy Laws

CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) launched an enhanced in-depth, step-by-step privacy toolkit with new sections covering the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Protecting Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA). With the additions, the toolkit now addresses all four federal privacy laws applied to K-12 education – including the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Read More »