Industry News

3/3/2014

3/3/2014
Take the Vision K-20 Survey to monitor your school or district’s progress toward digital education goals! All who take this survey are entered to win one of twenty $25 Amazon gift cards.
3/3/2014
Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, recently received an $11 million commitment to KaBOOM! and Good Sports. Running through 2016, it includes $10 million to build new playgrounds or improve existing playgrounds and $1 million to partner with Good Sports.

2/28/2014

2/28/2014
Leading Edge Certification’s certification program, Professional Learning Leader, will be launched in mid-2014 as a 6-8-week course delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online trainings with multiple modules.
2/28/2014
The nonprofit organization released its K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, a research-based, modular and standards-aligned resource, as a set of 8 free interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free on iBooks.
2/28/2014
Over 2,700 high school robotics teams will compete in 98 regional and district competitions starting this week for an opportunity to win regional recognition for design excellence, sportsmanship and teamwork and advance to the Championship competition.
2/28/2014
Approximately 2,000 participants in 40 states and countries joined the live stream of the event. Future @Now explored planning, creating a community and culture of change, developing teacher leaders, integrating digital devices and more.

2/27/2014

2/27/2014
The new semester-long course introduces micro- and macroeconomic theory while covering a range of timely topics, from the characteristics of different economic models to the intersection of government and business.
2/27/2014
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting a free online conference for teachers and students March 12, where experts from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will explain the two forces that enable things to fly: lift and thrust.
2/27/2014
Teaching and learning app BoomWriter now features Common Core-aligned English Language Arts lesson plans. The lesson plans are free for teachers to use and cover a range of grades.

2/26/2014

2/26/2014
The book provides practical routines and developmentally appropriate activities that foster an environment for young learners to master core kindergarten content along with the Common Core State Standards and show teachers how to conduct authentic assessments.
2/26/2014
The Jackson Chamber of Commerce and Jackson-Madison County Schools partnered with local businesses to use Treehouse's software to offer computer programming education to local high school students.
2/26/2014
Schneider Electric completed an energy savings performance contract with two local districts spanning 12 facilities and incorporating dozens of efficiency upgrades, saving the districts over $2.4 million in energy costs over the 15 year partnership.
2/26/2014
The new Apps For Education Platform from WillowTree Apps gives K12 districts the ability to develop and deploy customized mobile apps and HTML5 websites for their schools.
2/26/2014
The K12 assessment and learning analytics company announced a $40 million minority investment from Google Capital.
2/26/2014
Child Trends conducted an extensive review of the research and evaluations underlying Integrated Student Support (ISS) approaches in K12 schools. ISS approaches promote academic success by securing and coordinating supports tailored to the specific needs of at-risk students.

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