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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 Kaplan K12 On 07/12/2012

Kaplan K12 has received approved vendor status by The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN), a national governmental purchasing cooperative that contracts on behalf of K-12 schools, local governments, colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations in all 50 states. The agreement with Kaplan includes test preparation offerings, programs for pre-college exams, and online standards-based curriculum and professional development resources, which can be delivered online, by a school or district's own teachers, or by Kaplan instructors.



by Charlotte Andrist On 07/17/2012

CyberBully Hotline Grant Program Helps Low-Income Schools and Districts Implement Anonymous Bullying Reporting Program



by Turnitin On 07/18/2012

Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, and Desire2Learn, a leader in providing innovative learning solutions, announced enhancements to the integration of Turnitin GradeMark with Desire2Learn Learning Suite 10. Using the new Turnitin integration, instructors can save up to 50 percent of their grading time with GradeMark drag-and-drop QuickMark® comments, grading rubrics, and voice comments.



by SIIA Education On 07/19/2012

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today released the full report from the 2012 Vision K-20 Survey, its fifth annual national survey to measure U.S. educational institutions' self-reported progress toward building a framework that embraces technology and e-learning. The comprehensive report surveyed over 1,600 educators and education administrators, and suggests that K-20 institutions are maintaining current levels of technology growth despite difficult budget conditions. 



by Charlotte Andrist, Haselton Group On 07/11/2013

New Jersey District Chooses Mimio Over Competitors Based On Affordability, Easy Setup, And Access To MimioConnect Teacher Resources Cambridge, MA – July 10, 2013 – Mimio, developer of the MimioClassroom™ family of interactive teaching technologies, today announced that Winslow Township School District will outfit its elementary schools with the MimioBoard™ device, a fixed interactive whiteboard powered by the award-winning MimioTeach™ bar. The district, based in New Jersey’s Camden County, will install more than 100 interactive whiteboards before classes resume in September.



by Kay Lindenberg On 07/02/2012

New Student and Teacher Subscriptions Previewed at ISTE 2012 SAN DIEGO – June 25, 2012 – Imagine classroom technology that bridges the digital divide and creates paperless K-12 classrooms. TCI has created a complete learning system for K-12 social studies that is robust enough for tech-savvy teachers, yet intuitive and easy for technophobes.



by ISTE On 07/11/2013

Educators Sign Petition in Support of Increased Classroom Broadband AccessWASHINGTON, D.C. – July 11, 2013 – The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) delivered a petition to the three current Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging them to take action to “accomplish the goals of the ConnectEd initiative to ensure that all of our nation’s classrooms have high speed broadband connectivity and all educators have the professional learning and access to digital resources they need for students to compete in the global 21st century economy.”



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