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by Pearson On 10/22/2014

Saddleback’s Collection of Books on Contemporary Topics That Engage Struggling Readers Now Available on iLit Reading Intervention Program



by C. Blohm & Associates On 10/21/2014

The clock is ticking, and school districts are running out of time to acquire the audio equipment required to administer Common Core assessments this spring. Many districts have not ordered the tech resources needed for the new tests, and the longer they procrastinate, the more difficult it will be to procure the equipment. To make the process less stressful for district administrators, Califone International LLC is going the extra mile. The premier manufacturer of quality audio technology for schools introduces a new headphone, earbud and headset program guaranteeing in-time shipment of the essential audio equipment that districts need for spring assessments.  



by Netop On 10/21/2014

New App from Netop Makes Teaching in iPad Classrooms Easier, More Effective



by C. Blohm & Associates On 10/21/2014

Cincinnati, Ohio (Oct. 21, 2014) – Scenario Learning, LLC, the leading developer of safety and compliance solutions for schools, colleges and workplaces, earned anEducation Software Review (EDDIE) Award for its higher education online staff training program, SafeColleges Training. The company took home top prize in the “postsecondary online safety training” category.



by Charlotte Andrist, Nickel Communications On 10/21/2014

Newly Released Touch Board with Touch 360° Interactivity Allows up to Six Simultaneous Users   Cambridge, MA – Oct. 21, 2014 – With its entry into the interactive touch board market, Mimio has expanded its award-winning MimioClassroom™ suite of products to a full range of interactive teaching technology options for collaborative activities and lessons. The company's newest addition, the MimioBoard™ touch board, features six-point Touch 360° interactivity – the highest number of standard touch points available – for best-in-class performance.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 10/16/2014

NEW YORK, NY – October 16, 2014 – Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 instructional materials and interactive digital tools, announces Waggle for the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC). The SBAC assessments in Waggle include 26 different item types that students will see on the SBAC assessments including Part A and Part B problems and performance tasks.   



by Pearson On 10/14/2014

Pearson Study Conducted by Harris Poll Reveals Significant Accessibility Challenges Among Elementary, Middle and High School Classrooms



by EPS School Specialty On 10/14/2014

Dynamic New App Provides Struggling Readers With Powerful Digital Learning Tool



by Charlotte Andrist, Haselton Group On 10/14/2014

 La Mesa-Spring Valley School District Reports 79% of Students Achieved Reading Gains of at Least One Grade Level During School Year Using Lexia’s Personalized Learning Model   BOSTON —Oct. 14, 2014 — After successfully piloting the Lexia Reading® Core5® program in six schools, the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District in California has expanded its use of the program to include all 17 elementary schools in the district.  Developed by Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone® (NYSE:RST) company, the award-winning program helps students make significant gains in the five areas of reading including phonological awareness, phonics, automaticity/fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. In addition to La Mesa-Spring Valley, three of California’s largest school districts have expanded usage of the program districtwide: Palm Springs Unified School District has implemented the program as an essential part of their literacy curriculum; Colton Joint Unified School District in Riverside County has expanded usage to 24 schools; and Newport Mesa Unified School District broadly expanded their use of the program for this school year, adding it to 18 schools throughout the district. 



by Pearson On 10/13/2014

Reading Levels, Engagement in Learning Soar for Pennsylvania Students Building Literacy Skills With iLit



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