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Rural TX Workforce Board Launches HS Diploma Program;

The Concho Valley Workforce Development Board in rural west Texas has partnered with Graduation Alliance to offer an online diploma completion and workforce training program that will help identify dropouts and put them on a clear path to success. The partnership will equip young adult dropouts in the rural Texas area with the education and training they need to qualify for in-demand living-wage jobs, Read More »

PlanetHS Earns Single Sign-on Badge from PowerSchool

Student-life online community PlanetHS is proud to announce that it has earned a single sign-on badge from leading student information system PowerSchool. The single sign-on (SSO) feature, which is available to PlanetHS users now, allows students and parents to use one set of log-in credentials for a number of sites, saving them time and reducing their risk of getting locked out of their accounts. Read More »

Regroup Brings Mass Communication Tool to PowerSchool

Regroup Mass Notification, the award-winning leader in emergency and mass notification systems, and PowerSchool Group LLC have joined forces through an independent software vendor (ISV) partnership agreement to bring K-12 school districts a robust mass communication tool that will seamlessly integrate with PowerSchool products. Read More »

Follett Announces 'Follett Community'

When K-12 educators have questions, more and more are turning to Follett Community for answers. An online gathering place where teachers, administrators and librarians can share knowledge and engage in discussions on a wide range of topics, Follett Community provides members a space to share ideas, solutions, and collaborate with other K-12 learning professionals. Read More »

Time Warner Cable Partners with i-SAFE Ventures

Time Warner Cable Business Class announced a partnership with i-SAFE Ventures that makes it easier for schools to meet the mandates imposed under the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which is required to receive E-Rate Program funding. Through this partnership, schools receiving E-Rate funds for Dedicated Internet Access from TWCBC will have access to discounted subscriptions for i-SAFE services, which meet CIPA requirements for Internet Policy notification and instruction on mandated e-safety topics. Read More »

ISTE and IMS Unveil White Paper

ISTE and the IMS Global Learning Consortium released "A New Paradigm for Decision-Making: A district leaders guide to standard-based technology adoption and integration." With the expanding sea of digital learning solutions, this free resource provides district leaders with a framework for using the IMS Global Interoperability Standards and ISTE Standards to inform a comprehensive and robust digital learning ecosystem. Read More »

zSpace's Growing Library of STEM Lessons and Activities

zSpace unveiled an expanded software offering for its all-in-one desktop virtual reality solution, zSpace for Education. The streamlined hardware and software platforms allows students from K-12 to medical school an amazing opportunity to manipulate virtual, 3D objects ranging from building circuitry to experimenting with gravity and learn concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math. Read More »

The Shift to Online & Computer-Based Testing

According to a new research brief released today by EdTech Strategies, LLC, the 2015-16 school year will mark the first time that the majority of state mandated summative testing in U.S. elementary and middle schools will be administered via technology and not in a paper and pencil format. Only 15 percent of all end-of-year state tests will not offer an online administration option. Read More »

itslearning and Clever's Strategic Partnership

itslearning announced a new relationship with Clever to provide seamless and secure data integration between the learning management system and a school's or district's student information system (SIS). Specifically, schools and districts using itslearning can now use the Clever platform to ensure that student enrollment records, staff accounts, and class rosters are quickly integrated and automatically updated. Read More »

Carnegie Learning Launches digitalACE

Carnegie Learning, Inc. announced the introduction of its newest offering, digitalACE™. digitalACE is an iPad-based application featuring Carnegie Learning’s research-proven core mathematics content for Grades 6–12. digitalACE was designed to address the challenge of encouraging students to learn mathematics deeply and robustly in the very limited amount of instructional time available in the 21st century classroom. Read More »