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by Charlotte Andrist, Haselton Group On 08/14/2013

Designed for the ELA Common Core State Standards for Writing, the Comprehensive  System will include Writing Instruction, Digital Editing, and Progress Monitoring BOSTON — Aug. 13, 2013 — Lexia Learning®, a Rosetta Stone® (NYSE:RST) company, has won a $500,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Literacy Courseware Challenge to support the creation and testing of a writing component that will be added to the newly released Lexia Reading Core5™ program. Scheduled for Beta release in the fall of 2014, the proposed Lexia Reading Core5 Writing Solution™ will address the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for writing and support writing instruction for students in grades four and five who are performing on or below their grade level as well as remedial students in grades six through eight performing below a fifth-grade level.

by FundingFactory On 08/15/2013

After continued success working with K-12 and higher education participants, FundingFactory, the nation’s largest fundraising by recycling program for schools and nonprofits, announces the launch of COLLECTED, the free electronic waste (e-waste) recycling program for college campuses. COLLECTED enables higher education institutions to exchange e-waste for cash or rewards, while preventing millions of pounds of harmful waste from reaching landfills.

by Charlotte Andrist, Haselton Group On 08/01/2014

Rosetta Stone company’s technology-based reading program continues to gain recognition for innovation BOSTON —Aug. 1, 2014 — For the third time in just the past four months, the Lexia Reading® Core5®pre-K–5 reading program has been honored, this time receiving the coveted eSchool News 2014–2015 Reader’s Choice Award. This annual program honors 50 of the best programs and services in educational technology as chosen by the publication’s readers. In May, Lexia Reading Core5 was named a finalist in the Revere Awards presented by the Association of American Publishers and was also named a winner in the prestigious Academics’ Choice Smart Media Awards, a seal of educational quality reserved for the best educational media on the market.

by Software & Information Industry Association On 08/15/2013

The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is accepting applicants for its Innovation Incubator program, which identifies and supports entrepreneurs in the development and launch of innovative learning technologies. Selected developers of promising technologies in the K-12 and postsecondary markets will be invited to participate in the SIIA Innovation Incubator program during the 12th annual SIIA Education Business Forum, December 10-11, at McGraw-Hill Conference Center in New York. All education technology companies are encouraged to apply – from start-ups to established innovators. The deadline to apply is October 4.

by Funds For Learning On 08/15/2013

Funds For Learning®, the nation’s largest E-rate compliance services firm, briefed the media this week on President Obama’s ConnectED initiative and the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent E-rate Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). John D. Harrington, CEO of Funds For Learning, explained that while the vision of reform is easy to understand, translating that vision to action is more challenging. Funds For Learning estimates network and connectivity upgrades necessary to adequately connect U.S. schools would cost billions, given current pricing models, but there are a number of ways raising the E-rate funding cap could happen.

by School Specialty On 08/20/2014

Scholarships Honor Company’s Founder, Advocate for Improving Education for Dyslexic Children

by Charlotte Andrist, Eicher Communications On 08/19/2013

Web-based Courseware Designed to Hone Interpersonal Skills, Attitudes and Work Habits Required for Career and College Readiness Kingston, TN - Aug. 19, 2013 – Understanding that college isn’t necessarily the first stop on a student’s post high school path, High Plains Regional Education Cooperative (HPREC) is the first in New Mexico to offer WIN Learning’s WIN Soft Skills Series® to schools across its eight member districts. The only web-based soft skills curriculum on the market today, WIN Soft Skills builds mastery around the behavioral, attitudinal, social, and readiness skills that both employers and post-secondary programs like college and trade schools demand.

by Charlotte Andrist, Eicher Communications On 08/19/2013

Free OER content and app for tablets and Android devices save schools money by reducing or eliminating textbook purchases New York – Aug. 19, 2013 – Net Texts today unveiled a new release of its free, web-based content management system for educators and schools implementing 1:1 computing programs. The latest version of the Net Texts solution includes a variety of upgrades and new features that allow teachers to more quickly and easily create and deliver lessons, units and complete courses using free, high-quality open educational resources (OER).

by Pearson On 08/20/2013

Access to High Quality Online Lessons Will Expand With Development of AppNEW YORK —Aug. 20, 2013— Today Pearson announced the continued, free availability of Virtual Nerd’s high quality math tutorials and the development of a new app that will put a professional math tutor in the palm of students’ hands. The global education company acquired Virtual Nerd on July 1, 2013.

by Triumph Learning On 08/21/2013

NEW YORK – Aug. 20, 2013 – As students head back to school, Triumph Learning today unveiled major updates to its comprehensive online Common Core resource library, offering more support for teachers transitioning to the rigorous math and English/language arts standards. The latest updates make Readiness for Common Core an even more powerful teaching tool with improved search capabilities, enhanced navigation and new learning materials covering additional grade levels.

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