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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



by C. Blohm & Associates On 10/09/2014

Funds For Learning, the nation’s largest E-rate consulting firm, launches its E-Rate Filing Window Survival Kits for Funding Year 2015. The kits will help E-rate stakeholders prepare for the opening of next year’s window by giving them the tools they need to navigate their way through the E-rate program. New rules for the E-rate program went into effect on Sept. 18, providing the first major overhaul since its inception.



by GOJO Industries, Inc. On 10/09/2014

Nearly 22 million school days are lost each year due to colds alone. That's why GOJO Industries, invites teachers to participate in the PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer 30-Day Classroom Challenge. The Challenge offers teachers free hand hygiene education materials and a sweepstakes.



by Pearson On 10/07/2014

New Digital Approach Encourages More Efficient Test Administration and Improves User Experience



by Learning.com On 10/07/2014

Portland, Ore. (October 7, 2014) – Learning.com, a leader in helping districts implement digital learning initiatives, celebrates 15 years of creating education technology solutions for K-12 schools. The company works with schools, districts, associations and state governments and currently serves nearly 5 million students across the U.S. and 11 countries worldwide.



by SIIA On 10/07/2014

Washington, D.C. - October 7, 2014 – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today announced a K-12 school service providers Pledge to safeguard student privacy built around a dozen commitments regarding the collection, maintenance, and use of student personal information.



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