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Researchers find that basic indicators of academic achievement are on the rise. However, cities need to double down on meeting family preference for more high-quality school options in their neighborhoods, providing better information, and being more responsive to parent concerns.
Deb Britt, Communications Director
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Turnitin Encourages Writing Across Content Areas with Historical Analysis Resources in Revision Assistant
Revision Assistant can help teachers assign more writing in other content areas at a time when effective writing skills are more important than ever
OAKLAND, Calif. – November 15, 2017 – New historical analysis writing prompts for Turnitin Revision Assistant—a digital teaching tool giving students immediate, actionable feedback while they write—support writing instruction in content areas beyond English/Language Arts. Students, educators say, need direct writing instruction in all curriculum areas in order to write effectively and analyze domain-specific texts.
The VALUE Institute Launches as Higher Education’s Most Comprehensive Resource for Student Learning Assessment
Partnership Between AAC&U and Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research will Enable Institutions to Leverage Learning Outcomes Evidence to Improve Student Success
Contact: Anne Jenkins
StudySync More Than Doubles the Spanish-Language Resources in its Digital Library
Both Spanish translations of English texts and works from Spanish-speaking authors are available as resources to ELA and ELL instructors
NEW YORK (Nov. 8, 2017) – StudySync, powered by BookheadEd Learning, LLC, now offers more than 100 Spanish titles in its digital library. In addition to 40 Spanish versions of English titles, the collection of Spanish titles includes over 60 authentic Spanish-language texts representing Latin American, Latino and Peninsular literature, with authors from more than 20 countries.
WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 6, 2017— Navient (Nasdaq: NAVI) today marks the five-year anniversary of its Military Benefits Team, a highly skilled group of customer care professionals who assist service members with the benefits uniquely available to them. The company was the first student loan servicer to offer a specialized team for military customers.
National “Choices in Education” Video Contest Invites Families to Share Their Stories
A dozen national partners join effort to celebrate educational opportunity
A dozen national partners have launched the “Choices in Education” video contest at www.choicesined.org. The contest provides the families and students who have experienced the power of educational freedom with a forum for sharing their life-changing stories.
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1 – The American Educational Research Association is now accepting nominations for excellence in news reporting on education research. The AERA Award for Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research is presented to an individual in the media who has demonstrated excellence in raising awareness, knowledge, and understanding of education research.
THE Journal Readers Recognize Lexia Reading Core5 as a Top Ed Tech Product in Schools
Literacy software recognized as one of three overall favorite technologies and secures three additional platinum awards for top technology adopted in the last year, best reading program and favorite adaptive/personalized learning program
Contact: Charlotte Andrist
Media Inquiries Only: 770-310-5244
Hero K12 and BV Acquire SchoolMint in Continued Expansion of EdTech Platform
Addition of SchoolMint exemplifies Hero K12 and BV Investment Partners’ investment strategy, starting with school choice, enrollment, and a goal of helping educators create stronger relationships with families
October 30, 2017
MeTEOR Education Helps Discovery Elementary School Transform Classrooms to Support New Instructional Pedagogies and Student-led Classes
Working with MeTEOR Education, Discovery Elementary School channeled its problem-solving motto into high-impact learning environments for improved student success and 21st Century instructional methods
Gainesville, FL, Oct. 30, 2017 – As the lines between the science of learning and the space where that learning takes place continue to blur, institutions like Discovery Elementary School are turning to MeTEOR Education to help transform their traditional classrooms into high-impact learning spaces. A leading educational services partner, MeTEOR helps K-12 schools transform themselves into bright, open, inviting places where students are excited to learn.
30 High Schools Around the World Named “World-Leading Learners” and Invited to Join Global Learning Network
17 High Schools from the U.S. Invited to Join the Global Learning Network’s 2017 Cohort of 30 Schools from the United States, Singapore, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, and Canada
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Contact: Liz Baker, 646-504-3231
NEW YORK, NY – October 30, 2017 – Today, 30 high schools from around the world were named 2017 World-Leading Learners and invited to join the Global Learning Network (GLN), a community of educators from exemplary schools that develop, practice, and share innovative approaches to education that ensure their students are prepared for career and lifelong success.
Kevin P. Chavous Named K12 Inc. President of Academics, Policy, and Schools
Education Reform Innovator Joins the K12 Managed Schools Leadership Team
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company and leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in pre-K through high school, is pleased to announce that national education reform advocate Kevin P. Chavous has been named the company’s President of Academics, Policy, and Schools.
Southern New Hampshire University and K12 Inc. Partner to Advance Excellence in Online Teaching
Ed Tech Leaders Launch Innovative K through 12 Master’s of Education in Online Teaching Degree
As demand for online educational models skyrockets, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), one of the fastest growing universities in the country, and K12 Inc., a leader in online and blended learning in elementary and secondary education, have forged a partnership to advance excellence in K through 12 online teaching. The program is one of the first-of-its-kind in the nation.
Capitol Hill Event Launches Historic Campaign to Preserve the Legacy of Frances Perkins
$5.5 million campaign will honor the work and career of New Deal architect, Frances Perkins, expand educational programs and historic preservation
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Contact: Michael Chaney, Executive Director, Frances Perkins Center; firstname.lastname@example.org; 207-563-3374
Anonymous Benefactor Donates Nearly $7 Million in Proceeds from International Art Auction to KIPP New Jersey
Reggie Love, Former Personal Aide to President Barack Obama, Education Advocate and Entrepreneur, to Keynote ‘Summer Changes Everything™’ National Conference, October 23-25 in Phoenix
National Summer Learning Association Convenes National Conversation on Summer and Afterschool Programs as Essential Investments in Helping America’s Students Thrive
New York, NY – The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), is bringing together nearly 500 out-of-school time providers, school district administrators, community leaders, funders, and thought leaders for its Summer Changes Everything™ conference on October 23-25th in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference will address issues around providing our nation’s youth with quality out of school and summer learning opportunities.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR LGBTQ STUDENTS
Point Foundation Accepting Applications Beginning November 1
Los Angeles, October 18, 2017 – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2018-2019 academic year are encouraged to apply online for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit and currently is providing financial assistance and programmatic support to 98 students.
NAHJ Launches Initiative to Support Journalism in Puerto Rico
NAHJ Launches Emergency Initiative Aiding Communications and Amplifying the Local Journalism work in Puerto Rico
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Media Contact: BA Snyder
Veritas Group for NAHJ
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WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 4, 2017—A study of millennial finances released today underscores the importance of college completion for young adults in achieving financial health. The study, Money Under 35, found most young adults with a degree are in “good” or “excellent” financial health, more likely to have a job, earn higher wages, own a home and manage their credit, while those who started but didn’t finish college often lag behind their peers.