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Lexia Core5 Reading Once Again Helps K–5 Students Across the Country Close Reading Gaps and Even Exceed Grade-Level Benchmarks
Lexia Learning’s National Progress Report shows the majority of struggling K-5 readers using Core5 attained grade-level skills or advanced by two or more reading grade levels in the program within just one school year
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Boxlight, Aldrin Family Foundation and ShareSpace Education Partner to Inspire K-12 Students with Hands-On STEAM Educational Tools
Together, Boxlight’s Mimio MyBot educational robotics system and SSE’s interactive space map programs will help students develop core skills and spark a passion for STEAM learning
Lawrenceville, GA – July 15, 2019 – Since the Apollo 11 Moon landing 50 years ago, generations of school children have seen how the real-world application of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) can lead to awe-inspiring achievements.
SAM Labs Launches New Hands-On, Learn to Code Course Kit for Grades 4-8
Fully integrated with micro:bit and Google Workbench, Learn to Code is the newest education product from the award-winning developer of engaging STEAM learning experiences
PHILADELPHIA – June 24, 2019 – At ISTE 2019, SAM Labs is releasing the innovative Learn to Code Course Kit — a block-based coding curriculum for grades four through eight — that integrates with micro:bit, the handheld, programmable micro-computer, and Workbench, the student programming canvas. Click to Tweet.
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Boston — June 24, 2019 — Massachusetts Mayflower Academy, a nonprofit full-time online private high school powered by The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.), is honoring the Graduating Class of 2019, its second class of graduates. Johanna Levie, Kerry Fitzgerald, Alexander Silveri and Yalith Axelson graduated from the academy on June 6.
Gaggle Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Helping Districts Protect Students
School safety company has saved over 1,500 students from carrying out the act of suicide since 2016; over 700 of those in the 2018-19 school year
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Plymouth, Mass. — June 18, 2019 — LearnWell has announced the appointment of Collin Earnst as chief executive officer. Earnst, who has served as interim CEO since February, will continue with the day-to-day leadership of the company and spearhead its expansion within the K-12 education and behavioral health markets.
Charlotte Andrist, Nickel Communications PR
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (June 4, 2019) – Gaggle, a school safety company, announced today that it has joined the Google for Education technology program as a Premier Partner. Gaggle supports schools and districts that use G Suite for Education by monitoring Google accounts for early warning signs of students in crisis.
itslearning LMS Now Gives Students More Ownership of their Learning by Enabling Teachers to Share Their Progress Reports with Them
Enhanced 360° Reports deepens student engagement and helps them better understand how they are mastering course content
Boston, MA and Bergen, Norway – May 16, 2019 – Interacting and sharing is an integral part of the way students and educators use itslearning. The latest version of the award-winning learning management system is making it easier for teachers to help students evaluate their own learning progress. From Release 106, teachers have the option of sharing the itslearning 360° Reports with their students on a course-by-course basis.
Assessment Systems Corporation to Host First Assessment Conference Focused on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Assessment
The International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT) Conference will take place in Minneapolis, June 10-13
MINNEAPOLIS–March 25, 2019–Assessment Systems Corporation (ASC), the Minnesota-based international leader in adaptive and AI-enabled assessment, today announced it will host the 2019 conference of the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT), June 10 -13 in Minneapolis – the first gathering of worldwide assessment researchers and sponsors to explicitly focus on AI (artificial intelligence) and machine
Ambi is Reimagining the Higher Education Experience with a New Product Class and $6.5M in Funding
Ambi’s vision is to disrupt higher education with a fresh take on how students engage with academic content and with each other using a simple, intuitive, and centralized Learner Engagement Platform
BOSTON – December 18, 2018 – Ambi, the future of the student experience in higher education, has closed 2018 with $5 million in Series A funding and $1.5 million in Seed Round investment from San Francisco-based holding and advisory company Steigen LLC, Boston-based VC NXT Ventures, international early-stage fund Global Investment, and others. Ambi has also named Mark Blosil, an early luminary sales leader from Instructure (NYSE: INST), to the executive team as Senior Vice President of Sales.
x2VOL from intelliVOL Reaches 30 Million Approved Community Service Hours for High School Students with an Economic Impact of $750 Million
Schools credit x2VOL digital management system for making growth possible by easing how they track and manage student community service hours
COPPELL, Texas – December 12, 2018 – x2VOL—an online platform to manage, track, and verify student service hours developed by intelliVOL—reported that it has tracked over 30 million student service hours which contributed $750M in economic impact. 2018 marks ten years of the company supporting schools in managing their service programs. x2VOL is the leading and most widely used platform to track and manage the hours students serve in the community.
University of Southern California Announces Online Summit on School Violence Prevention
On October 24, the USC National Safe Schools Digital Summit will stream live to a national audience
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Jessie Allen, (213) 740-2928
LOS ANGELES—The University of Southern California (USC) is presenting a first-of-its-kind, live online summit to discuss school violence and to forge new ideas and conversations that advance school safety.
The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce the addition of Kim Clark to its staff as an assistant director. Clark, a longtime national journalist most recently with Money Magazine, will play a leading role in directing EWA programming on education beyond high school.
“We are thrilled to have a journalist of Kim’s caliber joining our staff,” said EWA Executive Director Caroline Hendrie. “Her energy and experience will be a huge boon to our efforts to support the important work of our journalist members in newsrooms across the country.”
The Society of Professional Journalists, the Education Writers Association, and 28 other journalism and open government organizations sent a letter today to Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) urging the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the state of media in the United States.
Race, Ethnicity Seen as Top Priorities for Education Beat Diversity
EWA Members Share Views on Inclusion, Cultural Competencies
In an effort to deepen its understanding of diversity and inclusion issues, the Education Writers Association recently fielded a survey asking journalist members to share their views and experiences. A total of 170 EWA members responded to the survey, although not every respondent answered every question. The findings provide insights into current perceptions and priorities among education reporters, as well as early data to inform discussions by the EWA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.