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Teachers Have a Positive View of Micro-Credentials

Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of U.S. teachers say they are likely to try micro-credentials as part of their ongoing professional development, according to a new survey commissioned by Digital Promise and conducted by Grunwald Associates LLC. The survey also found that the most appealing aspects of micro-credentials are opportunities to learn new skills or hone existing ones. Read More »

k-Purchase Offers No-Cost Purchasing Solution for K-12 Districts

k-Purchase is proud to offer its 3-in-1 purchasing solution to K-12 districts at no cost. The cloud-based platform requires no software or technical integration, and a QuickStart Advantage feature gets staff up and running with minimal time and disruption. Read More »

Manufacturing Skills Standards Council Partners with Graduation Alliance

Graduation Alliance and The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC), an industry-led training, assessment and certification body, today announced their partnership to create career pathway programs for manufacturing and logistics. Together, the organizations intend to address the sector’s talent gap by scaling their complementary solutions. Read More »

Department of Defense Education Activity Joins PARCC

The Department of Defense Education Activity, the organization in charge of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade educational programs on behalf of the Department of Defense, entered into a membership agreement with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and will serve as a liaison to the consortium's governing board. Read More »

ASCD Is New Partner in Teach to Lead

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that ASCD will join the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the U.S. Department of Education as the third partner in Teach to Lead, which focuses on expanding opportunities for teacher leadership in ways that enhance student learning and make it possible for teachers to stay in the classroom while leading in the profession. Read More »

GEI's Classroom-Tested Seal of Endorsement;

Global Educator Institute (GEI) has introduced a new twist to the traditional "Seal of Approval" model. Created specifically to serve the educational market, GEI places learning products into the hands of teachers, who evaluate them based on classroom use and a vigorous assessment process. Read More »

Grand Prairie Expands Use of Fast ForWord

After successfully implementing the Fast ForWord® and Reading Assistant™ programs from Scientific Learning Corp. (OTC PINK: SCIL) in 30 schools, Grand Prairie Independent School District in Texas is expanding its implementation to 37 schools this fall. During the 2014-15 school year, students who used these neuroscience-based solutions achieved average reading level gains of one year and five months in 75 days of use. Read More »

PA Districts Select Skyward Student Management Suite

After collaborating with Gettysburg Area School District to evaluate its Skyward Student Management Suite, two Pennsylvania school districts, Dover Area School District and Central York School District, chose to implement the student information system. Using peer references to select new technology partners has been a growing trend for districts ... Read More »

MobyMax Launches Early Reading Trio Curriculum

MobyMax is kicking off the 2015-2016 school year by releasing Early Reading Trio, a new Touch Curriculum™ subject. The Trio succeeds because it engages students with words in three different ways. Students start by learning sound-letter correspondences. Next, they practice interacting with familiar words in stories. Lastly, students finish the Trio by dragging and dropping words and pictures to “write” their own stories. Read More »

Alma Triples Customer Base

Alma Technologies, Inc. has added numerous districts, charter management organizations and schools to its roster of customers who are rolling out its technology for the 2015-16 school year. The company's year over year growth in the number of students served accelerated by 350%, significantly expanding its share of the SIS and learning management system (LMS) markets. Read More »