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by Parchment On 10/04/2012

On the heels of its acquisition of Avow Systems yesterday, Parchment is unveiling enhancements to its Docufide e-Transcript exchange platform and launching a new offering called Parchment Discover, which represents a new category of enrollment analytics. Using social graphing, Parchment Discover enables higher education officials to better identify prospective students, not only based on academic credentials, but also where similar students have applied, were accepted, and ultimately chose to enroll. The tool also helps students get noticed by colleges that may be a good fit for them by opting in when they use the free service, Parchment.com, which helps students request and send e-transcripts to colleges of their choice, gauge their college admissions chances and get college recommendations. New features in Docufide include a Dashboard that helps high school and college administrators see quick snapshots of transcript requests, delivery status, and volume, among other data.



by Charlotte Andrist On 10/29/2012

Thousands Of Southern California Students Experiencing A Better Way To Learn



by EPS School Specialty On 10/14/2014

Dynamic New App Provides Struggling Readers With Powerful Digital Learning Tool



by Charlotte Andrist, Nickel Communications On 10/28/2014

Free Guide Shares Objective Buying Advice and Engaging Lessons   Cambridge, MA – Oct. 28, 2014 – District and school administrators who are planning to purchase interactive flat panel displays for classrooms face a slew of questions: What size would work best? How many HDMI or VGA inputs should it have? Do we need high definition or ultra high definition? What does all that technical jargon even mean? This straightforward new guide from Mimio answers all those questions and more. Download it at http://news.mimio.com/free-interactive-flat-panel-displays-guide-web  



by C. Blohm & Associates On 10/02/2014

Funds For Learning, the nation’s largest E-rate consulting firm, releases “GuideMarks™—Fostering Shared Growth,” a free book that describes how to build and refine a positive, encouraging and healthy workplace. Authored by CEO John Harrington and inspired by Funds For Learning’s corporate culture, the book contains 18 GuideMarks for creating and sustaining positive work environment in businesses, districts or schools.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 10/02/2014

ABC-CLIO Solutions, an award-winning digital curriculum resource, is the recipient of two EDDIE Awards from ComputED Gazette. These resources were recognized in the high school category under best social studies website for World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society, and under the African American studies website for The American Mosaic: The African American Experience.



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 Charlotte Andrist, Nickel Communications On 10/23/2014

WHAT: FREE webinar on using itslearning's personalized learning platform to address students' unique learning styles  WHO: Rachel Hanson, former I3 tech coordinator for Forsyth County (GA) Schools  WHEN: Thursday, October 30 from 4:00-4:45 PM EDT  REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/pftj8xq



by School Specialty On 10/29/2013

Education Industry Veteran Brings 35 Years of Experience to New Leadership RoleGREENVILLE, Wis. – (October 29, 2013) – School Specialty, a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace, today announced the appointment of Bodie Marx as General Manager of Science. Marx brings more than 35 years of experience in education to his new position leading this division where he is responsible for the company’s hands-on, inquiry-based science education programs. This includes FOSS, Delta Science Modules (DSM), Delta Science Content Readers, CPO Science, and Frey Scientific.



by Pearson On 10/29/2013

Educators Are Invited to “Re-Imagine the Next Generation of Education” Through Engaging, Interactive Online SessionsNEW YORK – Oct. 29, 2013 – Mobile learning, new curriculum standards and ensuring that all students graduate college- and career-ready are the main topics that stellar education leaders will present in an upcoming free virtual conference from Pearson. “A New Frontier: Re-Imagining the Next Generation of Education,” is a professional development opportunity with nine sessions on today’s hot topics that educators can attend from the comfort of their classrooms or homes – anywhere they have access to the Internet. Among the presenters are top science and social studies experts as well as leaders in educational change.



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