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NSTA Makes Recommendations To Support Implementation of the NGSSs

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) makes a series of recommendations for science education stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and transform K–12 STEM education. The statement expresses NSTA’s strong endorsement for the NGSS and calls on states to adopt the new standards. Read More »

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Lowers Dropout Rate

School Improvement Network announced a new report showing how Salem-Keizer Public Schools dramatically reduced dropout rates and increased college and career readiness with the Educator Effectiveness System (EES). Through this holistic system, educators reduced dropout rates by more than half, increased student achievement on advanced placement exams... Read More »

VINCI and NAESP Partner

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and VINCI, home of award-winning VINCI Blended Learning curriculum and ClassVINCI, announced a multi-year partnership to further develop and promote effective leadership practice in early childhood education focused on improving instruction and learning in the earliest grades. Read More »

Results from Landmark 1-to-1 Mobile Learning Study

Kajeet® (www.kajeet.com/education), the only wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, and Project Tomorrow® announce the results from a year-long study on the impact of mobile devices on teaching and learning. The Making Learning Mobile study took an in-depth look at the impact of 1-to-1 tablet implementation -- including off-campus access -- in two very different school districts: Chicago Public Schools and Fairfax County Public Schools. Read More »

edWeb.net and AWE Announce a New PLC - PreK-3 Digital Learning

AWE, a developer of digital learning products for the PreK-3 market, has launched a free professional learning community around PreK-3 Digital Learning on edWeb.net, a professional learning and social network for the early childhood education community. The community is being launched in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference... Read More »

myON Adds Disney Content to Digital Platform

myON, a business unit of Capstone, today announced the addition of digital books from Disney Publishing Worldwide, the world's largest publisher of children's books and magazines, to the myON reader platform . The collaboration brings the magic of Disney to schools nationwide that have access to myON, and features beloved characters from classic and contemporary Disney franchises and properties. Read More »

National Head Start Portrait of Child Outcomes for 2012-2013

Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI) released a research brief summarizing research on the Head Start Portrait of Child Outcomes (Portrait) a collaborative initiative between ATI and Head Start. The Portrait enables Head Start programs to join together, pool their data, and share information about children's learning and development, providing a continuous portrait of outcomes reflecting children's learning throughout the program year. Read More »

Scenario Learning Expands Suite of Student Wellness Courses

Scenario Learning, developer of safety and compliance solutions for schools and workplaces, announces the addition of Making Schools Safe for LGBT Students to its suite of student wellness courses. Part of SafeSchools Training, the leading staff training system for K-12 schools, the wellness suite provides expert-authored resources to educate school staff ... Read More »

LEGO Education's Build! Explore! Learn! Preschool Activity Pack

LEGO® Education today introduced the LEGO Education Build! Explore! Learn! Preschool Activity Pack for use with the LEGO DUPLO® XL Brick Set. Working directly with preschool teachers and Enable Education, LEGO Education developed the activity pack to provide early learning educators with a structured way to use LEGO Education DUPLO in their classrooms. Read More »

LightSail Education Launches Adaptive Literacy Program

LightSail Education, a creator of K-12 digital literacy solutions, announced the launch of its LightSail adaptive reading program following a 4-month pilot in 12 New York City public and charter schools. LightSail provides students with personalized tablet-based libraries drawing from more than 18,000 e-books from top publishers. Additionally, the company raised $3.5 million in a Series A funding round ... Read More »