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by Charlotte Andrist, Nickel Communications On 12/16/2013

Boston - Dec. 16, 2013 — As part of its initiative to provide students with more personalized and blended learning opportunities in and outside of the classroom, the Spring Independent School District (ISD) in Texas has partnered with itslearning (www.itslearning.net) to provide a digital learning platform.



by charlotte Andrist, Haselton Group On 12/14/2013

Fourth Consecutive Year Lexia Learning Products Honored   BOSTON   Dec. 12, 2013 — Lexia Reading Core5™, the cloud-based personalized learning program that accelerates mastery of foundational reading skills, was selected for the as one of District Administration magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Top 100 products.  Developed by Lexia Learning®, a Rosetta Stone® (NYSE:RST) company, Lexia Reading Core5 was launched in July 2013 and was recognized by District Administration during the product’s first year of eligibility for the award. This recognition also marks the fourth year in a row that Lexia’s technology-based reading programs have been honored by educators as a District Administration Top 100 product.  



by Pearson On 12/02/2013

Automated, Highly Reliable Language Test Developed in Collaboration With Peking UniversityBLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Dec. 2, 2013 – Today Pearson unveiled a new way to quickly and accurately assess the spoken proficiency of Chinese language learners. Developed in collaboration with language experts at Peking University, the new Spoken Chinese Test is fully automated and can easily be taken over the phone or via computer with a detailed score report available within minutes after the test is completed.



by Achieve3000 On 12/02/2013

Leader in Online Differentiated Instruction Named to 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and Inc. 5000LAKEWOOD, N.J. – Nov. 26, 2013– Achieve3000 continues to garner national recognition for its corporate growth. The leader in online differentiated literacy instruction is listed on the Deloitte 2013 Technology Fast 500™, an annual ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. In addition, earlier this fall, the company earned its sixth listing on the Inc. 5000, honoring the fastest growing private companies in the United States, where it was ranked as one of the top 50 education companies. From 2008-2012, the New Jersey-based education company realized revenue growth of 145 percent.



by ISTE On 12/02/2013

ISTE Members Bud Hunt and Todd Nesloney Recognized for Using Technology to Enhance Student LearningWASHINGTON, D.C. –Nov. 21, 2013 –Today President Obama honored two International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) members as “Champions of Change.” In a special ceremony at the White House, Bud Hunt, instructional technologist at the St. Vrain Valley School District in Fort Collins, Colo., and Todd Nesloney, fifth grade teacher at Fields Store Elementary in Brenham, Texas, were recognized for the creative ways that they use technology to enhance learning for their students.



by Learning.com On 12/03/2013

The Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Department of Education (DOE) have partnered with Learning.com to provide all Ohio public and chartered non-public districts with free access to EasyTech Online Safety curriculum during the 2013-14 school year. Now in its second year, this ongoing initiative helps educate students about appropriate online behavior and meets the national E-Rate requirements for student Internet safety training.



by Skyward, Inc. On 12/05/2013

Providence Public School District, the largest in Rhode Island, selected Skyward, Inc., an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, as its student information system (SIS) vendor. The 47-school district looks forward to receiving time and cost savings with the Skyward Student Management Suite, as well as the ability to transfer student records easily between districts.



by Achieve3000 On 12/03/2013

Company’s Proven Web-based, Differentiated Literacy Programs Support Acceleration in Reading and Writing Skills for Millions of StudentsLAKEWOOD, N.J. – Dec. 3, 2013 – Achieve3000 today announced a new partnership with Teach For America. The leader in online differentiated instruction will provide Teach For America corps members and their classrooms with free access to its award-winning web-based literacy solutions during their two-year teaching commitment. In addition, Achieve3000 will provide corps teachers with professional development to ensure the successful implementation of its solutions with their students.



by Pearson On 12/03/2013

Young Students Become Published Authors With TikaTok, Digital Tool From PearsonNEW YORK – Dec. 3, 2013 — Every student has a story. Now teachers around the country can help students share their stories with the world, becoming real published authors through the web-based publishing application of TikaTok.com from Pearson. With this classroom digital publishing tool for project-based learning, elementary students can write, illustrate and publish their own books while building Common Core writing, creativity, and critical thinking skills.



by Charlotte Andrist, Haselton Group On 12/05/2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Dec. 5, 2013 – Mimio, a global leader in interactive teaching technologies, today announced that for the second year in a row, the editors of District Administration magazine chose the MimioTeach™ interactive whiteboard as one of the Readers’ Choice Top 100 products for 2013. The District Administration honor is given annually to organizations that provide technological solutions that positively impact K-12 classrooms, schools, and districts.



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