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Tennessee Develops Education Standards Review Website

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam recently announced a public review process to obtain feedback from Tennesseans regarding the state’s education standards. The Standards Review Application, designed, developed and deployed within about 30 days, is part of that process. The application allows visitors to read each standard and vote on whether it should be kept as is, reviewed, or removed. If it needs to be reviewed or removed, the application presents a text box in which the respondent can provide supplemental information and comments. Read More »

MicroK12 Launches Standards Planner Online Lesson Tool

Standards Planner includes lesson planning, curriculum development, peer collaboration and a variety of other features. This software is designed to help teachers and districts organize their instructional material but also gives them the ability to search through standards-aligned resources such as Khan Academy, CK12 Flexbooks and more- a feature unique to Standards Planner. Read More »

ABC-CLIO Innovation Grant Supports Educators in Elevating Student Thinking

ABC-CLIO Solutions, an award-winning digital curriculum resource for history and humanities, presents the 2015 "Think Out Loud" Innovation Grant. The program supports the authentic thinking skills needed for college, career, and civic life through the use of ABC-CLIO Solutions 15 online curriculum collections. Read More »

Edmentum Announces Expansion of Actionable Data Platform

Edmentum has announced an expansion of its actionable data platform, Edmentum Sensei, to provide more meaningful analytics. Edmentum Sensei has expanded its intuitive reporting for teachers using Study Island and has added new views in Plato Courseware and Edmentum Assessments to offer insight for administrators and families. Read More »

Lightspeed Systems Makes Student Data Privacy A Top Priority

In 2014, student data privacy became a prime concern for global education. Lightspeed Systems responded by enacting transparent and comprehensive data privacy policies. Protecting Privacy: Lightspeed Systems Overview (Protecting Privacy) outlines the educational technology company’s data privacy and security practices and provides answers to the questions schools should ask any service providers handling or managing student data. Read More »

RI Awards Master Purchasing Agreement to Tyler Technologies

Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) has been awarded a master purchasing agreement by Rhode Island for Tyler’s Munis® enterprise resources planning (ERP) and Infinite Visions® school software solutions. The agreement includes related professional services, training and support. Read More »

Triumph Learning Provides Instructional Support in Age of Rigorous Standards

A new review of Common Core Support Coach shows the curriculum provides effective research-based tools in math and English language arts (ELA) for students in grade 3–8. Developed by Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, Support Coach helps teachers identify gaps in student understanding and supports their areas of need in key foundational skills. Read More »

AVID Educational System Effective in Closing the Achievement Gap

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a San Diego-based non-profit, proven college-readiness system, recently released data providing clear evidence that shows the impact AVID has in closing the achievement gap and preparing typically underserved students for college. Read More »

Miami-Dade County School District Partners with myON

Florida's Miami-Dade County Public Schools is implementing myON in all 250 of the district's K-8 schools for the 2014-2015 school year. Over 259,000 students will benefit from access to the personalized literacy program, which supports the district's vision of improving literacy outcomes for all students through effective integration of technology into the curriculum. Read More »

Rolling Trebuchet: Pitsco's Latest Siege Machine

Pitsco Education is adding another product to its expansive siege machine family with the introduction of the Rolling Trebuchet Kit. The Trebuchet Kit kicked it all off and was followed by the Catapult, Large Trebuchet Demonstrator, Torsion Ballista, and Torsion Catapult Kits. Now for another machine straight out of medieval history: the Rolling Trebuchet Kit. Read More »