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Edmentum Courses Receive Virginia DOE Approval

Edmentum has received approved for 67 additional EdOptions Academy courses in the Commonwealth of Virginia by the Department of Education. With many online course providers to choose from, districts use these approvals to confirm course quality and rigor and alignment to standards and to ensure the efficacy of courseware products. Read More »

IMS Initiative To Create Interoperable Assessment Ecosystem

IMS Global Learning Consortium announces the formation of the Executive Board on Assessment (EBA). The EBA’s mission is to set industry direction for years to come and to accelerate the transition to e-assessment by building on the success of the QTI®v2 (Question & Test Interoperability® v2) and APIP® (Accessible Portable Item Profile®) standards... Read More »

TabPilot Expands School MDM Features for iOS

In February, TabPilot released the iOS version of the Tablet Manager MDM suite into public beta, offering key MDM features including integration with Apple's Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and Volume Purchase Program (VPP). Today, the company expanded the offering with new features for both classroom teachers and IT administrators. Read More »

Turning Technologies Signs Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy

Turning Technologies has joined the growing list of education service providers to sign the Student Privacy Pledge. Introduced by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association, the pledge is a commitment by school service providers to safeguard student privacy regarding the collection, maintenance and use of student personal information. Read More »

Learning.com Announces Curriculum Foundry Integration with Google Drive

Learning.com announces that its new solution Curriculum Foundry will integrate with Google Drive™. Adding this functionality is the second major step the company has taken to make it easier for digital content built in Curriculum Foundry to integrate with multiple learning systems. Read More »

New Alliance Between SunGard K-12 Education and Parchment

SunGard K-12 Education, has selected Parchment as its premier provider for the transmission of electronic academic credentials, including transcripts. This new alliance will allow the almost 1,400 schools using SunGard K-12's eSchoolPLUS SIS to gain peace of mind as they help their students securely share key academic achievements with community colleges, four-year public and private colleges and universities, trade schools, and employers. Read More »

PresenceLearning Launches New Online Service Delivering Live Special Education Instruction

To truly help special education departments with staffing issues, PresenceLearning is now offering access to online special education teachers. PresenceLearning connects schools with fully credentialed, highly qualified special education teachers located remotely who can deliver special education instruction to students with mild, moderate and severe needs. Read More »

Pearson Launches DRA2+ App for iPad

Pearson brings the ease of the tablet-environment to literacy assessment with today's launch of the Developmental Reading Assessment, Second Edition PLUS (DRA2+) iPad App. Now available on the App Store, this new App guides teachers through the formative reading assessment as they observe, record and evaluate changes in reading performances of students in grades K-8. Read More »

Only 57% of Critical IT Infrastructure Issues Are Detected Before Business Impact

Continuity SoftwareTM, a provider of IT Operations Analytics for proactive outage prevention, today announced the results of the 2015 IT Operations Analytics Survey. Based on responses from over 200 IT professionals from various industries, the survey found that organizations large and small are struggling to meet their Key Performance Indicator (KPI) goals and prevent IT issues before they adversely impact the business. Read More »

Amazon Launches Whispercast 3.0

Amazon launched Whispercast 3.0, an update to its free, self-service platform for organizations to easily discover, procure, manage and distribute digital content to nearly any device. Since launch, Whispercast has been adopted by more than 130 of the 250 largest school districts in the U.S. including 24 of the 30 largest in the U.S. Read More »