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by Charlotte Andrist On 02/12/2013

Schools Across California Trust Lexia to Deliver Personalized Instruction to Advance Reading Skills and Provide Teacher-led, Direct Skill Instruction to Address Individual Skill Gaps

by ISTE On 02/21/2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. 19, 2014 – There is a lot of enthusiasm for the educational benefits of online and hybrid learning environments, but even today’s most experienced and tech-savvy educators may be overwhelmed by the task of developing and implementing these new instructional models. Today the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) launched a series of detailed guides on online and hybrid learning to give educators a blueprint for designing these systems as well as preparing students for successful online learning.

by Skyward On 02/06/2014

Districts today rely on robust data analytics to recognize school improvement opportunities and monitor student achievement. To simplify the complex, time-consuming responsibility of compiling the key information, Skyward, Inc., an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, developed myDistrict360 [] in partnership with BravePoint, a leading provider of technical services and solutions designed to increase productivity and efficiency. myDistrict360 is a versatile, user friendly portal for teachers and administrators to analyze vital student and business information.

by ABPathfinder On 02/06/2014

ABPathfinder, LLC, developer of special education and therapy management solutions, announces a new group data collection feature for its ABPathfinder data management and assessment software. Designed especially for special education and autism therapy, this purpose-built capability enables educators and therapists to log data and track progress for multiple students simultaneously. The company unveiled the update today at the TCEA 2014 Convention & Exposition.

by Mentoring Minds On 02/07/2014

SAN DIEGO – Feb. 7, 2014 – With the rapid growth of smartphones and tablets in schools, access to mobile-friendly websites is now a must-have for today’s educators attending the National Title I Conference in San Diego and across the nation. To meet their needs anytime, anywhere, Mentoring Minds optimized its website, becoming one of the first in education to be completely mobile-friendly.

by Flipped Learning Network On 02/19/2014

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2014) – The 7th Annual Flipped Conference is scheduled for June 23-25 at Mars Area High School near Pittsburgh, Pa., and worldwide through the FlipCon14 Virtual Conference live stream. This year’s agenda includes three plenary sessions, including panels with K-12 “flipped” parents/students and instructors in higher education; six featured speakers; 48 concurrent sessions; 12 showcases and learning lounges for help desks and small focus groups.

by Triumph Learning On 02/07/2014

NEW YORK – Feb. 7, 2014 – Triumph Learning today unveiled, a web site offering free resources to support teachers as they implement the Common Core State Standards. The interactive clinics, videos, lesson plans, blogs and white papers featured on the site provide educators and parents with best practices and practical information on the new, more rigorous learning goals.

by Skyward, Inc. On 02/22/2013

Skyward, Inc., is launching a Student Reward System that uses effective, motivational methods to connect positive, real-life behaviors with rewards provided through its online software. The Student Reward System is a free, integrated feature of the Skyward Student Management Suite, the first student information system on the market with this functionality. Within the system, students can assume a virtual identity, or avatar, and earn points for academic-related activities and game play. When students accumulate points, they are able to customize their avatar, advance to new levels within the system, and enjoy other incentives, including the ability to redeem “virtual” points to purchase items from their school store. The reward system harnesses effective gaming elements for educational purposes to foster motivation and positive academic outcomes.

by Achieve3000 On 02/25/2013

Classes Use Achieve3000 to "Heat Up" Reading Scores, Build Critical Literacy SkillsNAPLES, Fla. – Feb. 25, 2013 – Three triumphant classes from Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) will be in the stands watching the action when the reigning NBA champion the Miami Heat take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, March 1 at American Airlines Arena. Inspired by Heat star LeBron James and his teammates, who publicly tout their reading lists at post-game press conferences, CCPS eighth, ninth, and tenth graders read at the top of their game to win this special trip to Miami for a potential preview of the NBA Finals.

by Califone International, Inc. On 02/25/2013

Califone International, Inc. announces that Carnegie Speech, the premier developer of software for assessing and teaching spoken language skills, will now provide Califone headsets to support its speech recognition software. The partnership enables education institutions and providers to effectively support their learners with language learning labs fully equipped with the high-quality products they need, as well as offer blending learning opportunities that personalize instruction for every student. Califone headsets will be used to supplement Carnegie Speech training programs like NativeAccent®, which helps non-native speakers significantly improve spoken English skills in 10 or more hours of instruction.

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