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by School Specialty On 08/20/2014

Scholarships Honor Company’s Founder, Advocate for Improving Education for Dyslexic Children



by C. Blohm & Associates On 08/19/2014

Pittsburgh, PA, August 19, 2014 – DynaVox Systems, LLC, a Tobii Technology Company and the global leader in communication solutions for those with disabilities, today unveiled the DynaVox T15, a powerful, 15-inch dynamic display tablet for individuals with advanced access needs, visual impairments or physical limitations. As the world’s largest dedicated speech-generating tablet, the T15 joins the DynaVox T10 as part of the groundbreaking T-Series suite of DynaVox touch-based speech-generating devices intended for those with aphasia, autism, cerebral palsy, cortical visual impairment, early ALS, locked-in syndrome and stroke. 



by C. Blohm & Associates On 08/19/2014

Sweet Springs, Mo. (Aug. 19, 2014)­ – Nearly 50 percent of students will return to school from Aug. 18-29 as depicted in this interactive graphic from MCH Strategic Data. According to the leading provider of real-time educational marketing data, this back-to-school timeframe also coincides with an influx of new school personnel.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 08/19/2014

NEW YORK, NY – August 19, 2014 – New evaluations of Common Core Coach, an inclusive learning program that adds depth, understanding, and practice to Common Core standards and skills instruction, find the program creates a comprehensive instructional program for math and English language arts (ELA) classes, backed by research. Created by Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, Common Core Coach for Math and Common Core Coach ELA enable meaningful instruction and practice through rich and rigorous tools that support student assessment in grades three through eight.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 08/18/2014

Washington, D.C. (Aug. 18, 2014) – The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is accepting applicants for its Innovation Incubator program. Selected developers of promising technologies in the K-12 and postsecondary markets will be invited to participate in the SIIA Innovation Incubator program during the 14th annual SIIA Education Business Forum, December 9-10, at McGraw-Hill Conference Center in New York. The deadline to apply is September 26.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 08/18/2014

As more districts shift from print to digital learning resources, many administrators are looking to ease the transition for teachers and students by aligning curriculum with high quality and relevant digital content. With more than 30,000 students in 39 schools, Cabarrus County Schools in North Carolina is paving the way for digital conversions through its partnership with Knovation.



by Charlotte Andrist, Haselton Group On 08/14/2014

Rosetta Stone company’s technology-based literacy program continues to advance student performance   BOSTON — Aug. 14, 2014 — Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone® (NYSE:RST) company, today announced year-end results from the Kansas Reading Initiative in which the use of the Lexia Reading® Core5® program has outpaced expectations, driving substantial gains in student achievement. Among the students participating in the statewide initiative, over 11,000 students used Core5 at recommended levels during the 2013–2014 school year. Of those students, the percentage meeting their grade level benchmark increased from 45% to 70%.  



by C. Blohm & Associates On 08/13/2014

Cincinnati, Ohio (Aug. 13, 2014) – Scenario Learning, LLC, the leading developer of safety and compliance solutions for schools and workplaces, has moved to new state-of-the-art headquarters to accommodate the company’s record-setting growth. The larger offices enable Scenario Learning to further expand its staff as the company continues increasing its domestic market share and expands into international markets.



by Charlotte Andrist, Nickel Communications On 08/12/2014

Boston – Aug. 11, 2014 — As part of its initiative to move toward digital delivery of instructional content, the Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) district in Maryland has partnered with itslearning (www.itslearning.net) to provide a next generation learning platform that rapidly optimizes, supports and expands personalized learning for more than 37,800 students in the district.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 08/12/2014

Boca Raton, Fla., August 12, 2014 – Teachers can get free tools – and a chance to win a $500 gift card for classroom supplies – to help prepare for the start of the school season. Through a partnership forged with The Education Center, LLC, publisher of The Mailbox® books and magazines, Office Depot and OfficeMax are preparing teachers for the new school year by providing quick access to back-to-school curriculum and educational materials such as teacher-tested ideas on organizing the classroom and school-related paperwork. Educators can also participate in the ‘Gotta Get It!’ Teacher Awards Sweepstakes* for the chance to win gift cards to help stock up on school supplies, which runs through September 30.



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