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Lightspeed Launches Professional Development Series

Lightspeed Technologies announced the launch of the Lightspeed Learning Academy. The theme of the inaugural event is "Designing Collaborative Learning Environments for 21st-Century Learners." Education leaders including Santa Ana (CA) Unified School District Deputy Superintendent Dr. David Haglund will lead large-group discussions and small-group breakout sessions. Read More »

Discovery and Nutrients for Life Launch New Content for Middle Schools

The Nutrients for Life Foundation and Discovery Education announced new components of From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil. The interactive, multi-year engagement program offers middle school students, educators and families nationwide a comprehensive suite of digital resources designed to deepen students' understanding of the importance of soil science and nutrients in today's agricultural practices. Read More »

Achieve3000 Significantly Improves Students' Literacy Growth

The results of a randomized control trial study conducted by Magnolia Consulting, an independent evaluation consulting firm, has confirmed that Achieve3000's programs are extremely effective at improving students' literacy skills. Magnolia's study revealed that Achieve3000 users did significantly better over the course of the school year and performed better than students in the control group on the GMRT-4. Read More »

Families & Schools Together Transforms Struggling Community

Non-profit SET Ministry celebrates graduation milestones using Families & Schools Together, Inc.’s FAST® Program at Auer Avenue Elementary School. FAST, a parent engagement program that changes the lives of children by building strong relationships at home, is in year two of its implementation at Auer Avenue Elementary, and has been a catalyst for positive change in the troubled community. Read More »

Pearson Announces New Editions of Speech and Language Assessments

Pearson announced new editions of two of its premier speech and language assessments, the Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation (GFTA) and the Khan-Lewis Phonological Analysis (KLPA). The third edition of the GFTA can now be administered and scored on Q-interactive, Pearson's award-winning digital assessment system... Read More »

Lowndes County School District To Implement Fast ForWord

To help students improve their reading skills and build the foundational cognitive skills they need to succeed, Mississippi districts such as the Lowndes County School District are turning to the Fast ForWord® program from Scientific Learning Corp. The online program will be targeted to struggling readers in kindergarten through third grade... Read More »

Louisiana To Use PARCC Content in This Year's State Assessment

The Louisiana Department of Education will use PARCC content in its statewide assessment during the 2015-16 school year. Louisiana has awarded a contract to Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) to develop its statewide tests. PARCC items will comprise just under half of the test content. Read More »

Infinite Campus Selected by Kearney Public Schools

Infinite Campus announced today that its student information system (SIS) was selected by Nebraska's Kearney Public Schools (KPS) for its comprehensive core functionality and powerful data analysis capability. The district was researching third-party applications to enhance its SIS when it learned a fully integrated, single solution was possible with Infinite Campus. Read More »

Whitney Brothers Introduces New Early Learning Classroom Furniture

Whitney Brothers, 111-year-old manufacturer of award-winning children's furniture for Early Learning environments, today introduced the Contemporary Reading Chair and Bookcase, its signature new product for 2016 featuring a clever integration of seating and functional book storage in a striking contemporary design. Read More »

BeeLine Reader Partners with California State Library

Reading digital content just got easier for patrons of California's 249 libraries. Bay Area start up BeeLine Reader is launching a two-year partnership with the California State Library that will enable library patrons to read ebooks, news, and research websites more easily. BeeLine Reader's software helps readers of all ages and skill levels, and it provides extraordinary benefits for many readers with dyslexia, low-vision, and ADD/ADHD. Read More »