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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

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Charlotte Andrist
770-310-5244
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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.

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Graduating seniors seek purpose and turn to Global Citizen Year to find it.
The 8-month US-headquartered immersive global gap year program number of applicants doubles for third consecutive year and will be accepting applications through May 10th.

April 29th, 2019 -- As the nation reels from the still-widening college admissions scandal, Global Citizen Year, a transformative gap year experience for tomorrow’s global changemakers, is seeing record-breaking application numbers for the third year in a row.

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A+ World Academy, a Boarding School on a Ship, Adds 24 Courses from The Virtual High School to its Curriculum
VHS, Inc. courses are now part of a rigorous education program designed to foster academic excellence, grit, resilience, leadership, and international cultural exchange

Media Contact: Charlotte Andrist
Nickel Communications
charlotte@nickelcommpr.com
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Boston – April 10, 2019 – A+ World Academy, a boarding school located on the oldest fully-rigged sailing ship in the world, is utilizing 24 courses, including nine Advanced Placement® offerings, from Massachusetts-based nonprofit The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.) as part of its education program. All students attending A+ World Academy are taking VHS courses.

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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

MINNEAPOLISMarch 25, 2019Assessment 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

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Academia.edu Reaches 75 Million User Milestone; Launches New Mobile App

San Francisco, CA — March 26, 2019 — Academia.edu today announced that 75 million users have now joined the world’s largest platform for free and open access scholarly research. Over 70,000 new users now join the platform every day.

“Our growth represents a broader global trend to support open access for all academic papers” said Richard Price, founder and CEO of Academia.edu.

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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.

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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.

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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

Press contacts:
Justin Hienz, (202) 684-1980
Joanne Morris, (310) 882-9987
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.

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Kim Clark Joins EWA as Assistant Director

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.”

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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.