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Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education Offer Summer Learning Programs Focused on STEM

A select group of educators will return to their classrooms this fall better equipped to integrate real-world STEM concepts into their classroom instruction after participating in the Siemens STEM Academy, an innovative professional development program sponsored by the Siemens Foundation and administered by Discovery Education in association with Oak Ridge Associated Universities and the College Board. Read More »

New Survey Highlights the Importance of Parent Volunteers to Children's Education

This September, teachers will be looking for more parent volunteers - and they are hoping those volunteers will go beyond chaperoning field trips and organizing parties, according to a new survey by WeAreTeachers and VolunteerSpot. The survey of more than 1,000 educators and parents found that 60% of teachers support the idea of more parents serving crucial roles in the classroom. Read More »

Partnership Network of Schools Outperforms LAUSD and the State

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools today reported gains in Math, English, Science and History on the California Standards Test (CST) that substantially exceeded gains by the Los Angeles School District (LAUSD) and the State. The Partnership ranked in the top 10% of all schools systems statewide that serve more than 10,000 students. Read More »

Usher Donates Books to Kids Read Now To End the Summer Slide

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, actor, and television host Usher, with the support of Scholastic Inc., has donated 5,000 new children's books to Kids Read Now, the innovative nonprofit organization working to eliminate the summer reading slide. Read More »

OdysseyWare Adds New Courses to Online Curriculum

OdysseyWare, leading provider of online curriculum and eLearning for K-12, announced the addition of 25 new course titles to their already extensive course catalog. With this release, OdysseyWare provides additional Career and Technical Education opportunities in addition to Common Core aligned courseware for English language arts and math. Read More »

Scientific Minds Introduces 101 Chemistry Starters for High School

Scientific Minds, LLC has released Chemistry Starters, its fifth product in the Science Starter series. Chemistry Starters break down state and national chemistry standards into 101 digital video lessons that bring visual clarity to the core ideas of chemistry Read More »

Going to College? Survey by x2VOL Says Service Is Important

ollege-bound high school students take note: 99% of K-12 school and district leaders believe community service and service learning history positively influence college acceptance according to a survey completed by intelliVOL, publishers of x2VOL. Read More »

CA Schools Demonstrate Improvement in PreK and K with VINCI

Rullingnet Corporation, home of VINCI learning solutions for early childhood, recently completed two case studies highlighting the transformation at EnCompass Academy, Oakland, CA. and the Cheryl Andersen Child Center, San Francisco, California brought by VINCI blended learning curriculum. The studies demonstrate how the children were excited about, and focused on learning traditionally difficult subjects such as math and science. Read More »

Crosscutting Concepts Releases New STEM Products

Desolation: STEM compels students to solve problems through a hands-on process involving design, development, evaluation, and improvement. Launched in early 2013, the series now comprises a total of four modules. Read More »

RI DoE Chooses Skyward as a Preferred Vendor;

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) has selected Skyward, Inc., an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, as a preferred vendor for Rhode Island school districts. Two districts have already signed contracts with Skyward to improve student achievement. Read More »