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by Nicole Mangiaracina On 07/08/2013

POTTSTOWN, PA – July 8, 2013 – Orbit Software today announced an agreement with Pearson to provide customers of PowerSchool, the industry-leading student information system (SIS), with direct access to the most advanced bus routing solution in K-12 education, increasing the flow of information between Parents and Transportation and District Staff.



by Charlotte Andrist, Haselton Group On 07/18/2013

Next Generation Reading Program Supports Success on the Common Core State Standards and Expands on Lexia’s Research-Proven, Award-Winning Methodology



by Charlotte Andrist, Haselton Group On 07/25/2013

Acquisition Expands Product Portfolio Beyond Language, Adds Cloud-Based Children’s Literacy Solution to Education Offerings



by ISTE On 07/06/2014

School Teams Can Apply Now for September Kick-Off; Earn CEUs From The Johns Hopkins University School of Education ATLANTA – June 30, 2014 – The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) and the Verizon Foundation today announced a new mobile learning program. The Verizon Foundation and ISTE will collaborate to develop and implement the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy (VMLA), a virtual professional learning program designed to help school teams of teachers, tech coaches and administrators prepare for successfully integrating mobile technology into learning and teaching.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 07/14/2014

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (July 14, 2014) ­– Three Wisconsin school districts have designated Skyward, an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, to improve business and student operations within their districts. With the addition of Neenah Joint, Menasha Joint and Marion Independent School Districts, Skyward now serves nearly 400 districts in the state. Supporting Wisconsin administrators, educators and staff for more than 30 years, over 80 percent of Wisconsin school districts rely on Skyward to help improve student outcomes and reduce expenses.



by ISTE On 07/06/2014

“Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students With Technology” Explores Ways to Meet the Needs of All Learners WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 30, 2014 – Today’s technology, from immersive learning technologies to mobile devices, unleashes endless possibilities for personalizing learning. Yet, many teachers struggle to develop instructional strategies to make those possibilities a reality. Today at ISTE 2014, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®), unveiled a new book, Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology, designed to guide educators as they leverage technology to personalize learning for all students.



by Charlotte Andrist, Eicher Communications On 07/29/2013

Students to benefit from web-based program that delivers career-driven education and workforce-skills development  



by Pearson On 07/06/2014

“Fascination First” Initiative Puts Complete K-12 Learning System in Teachers’ and Students’ Hands ATLANTA —June 30, 2014— Technology has the potential to engage kids like never before, bringing the world to their fingertips and allowing them to direct their own learning and participate in real-world problem solving. Today at ISTE 2014, Pearson announced a groundbreaking new learning initiative, “Fascination First” in collaboration with Microsoft Corp. The program puts a complete K-12 learning system in teachers’ and students’ hands, allowing them to realize the potential of technology to transform educational outcomes.



by Kay Lindenberg On 07/02/2012

Path Driver for Reading and Path Driver for Math Provide Fast, Research-Based, Accurate Measures of Student Progress SAN DIEGO – June 25, 2012 – Today at ISTE 2012, EPS, a division of School Specialty, introduced Path Driver for Reading™ and Path Driver for Math™, two powerful online assessment systems that deliver fast, accurate and predictive measures of student proficiency. Supporting Response to Intervention (RTI) initiatives and data-driven instruction, the Path Driver programs will provide schools with time-saving tools for universal screening, progress monitoring and reporting – to accelerate student growth in grades K-10 and guide a path to improved achievement.



by Kay Lindenberg On 07/02/2012

Previewed at ISTE 2012, Award-Winning Online Tool, Aligned to Common Core Standards, Takes Support for English Language Learners to the Next Level SAN DIEGO – June 25, 2012 – Two of today’s hottest topics in education are implementing the new Common Core State Standards and transforming iPads into learning tools. Now WriteToLearn 8.0, Pearson’s award-winning online tool, will help schools tackle both head-on. Previewed at ISTE 2012 this week, Pearson’s WriteToLearn reading and writing tool is now optimized for iPad. New product features include adaptive support for vocabulary development and additional tools that make it easier for all students, but particularly English Language Learners (ELL) and struggling learners, to build literacy skills. Reading and writing material is aligned with academic literacy skills set forth in the Common Core State Standards.



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