Language Arts

4/3/2012

4/3/2012

Once a low performing school, Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy in East Oakland has achieved double-digit gains on the California Standards Tests in English-language arts and mathematics, and is now a nominee for a National Blue Ribbon School.

4/2/2012

4/2/2012

Rand McNally and USA TODAY have announced the kick-off of an essay contest titled “American the Beautiful” for students in 7th through 12th grade. 

3/28/2012

3/28/2012

Currently in development, this app is the only research-validated literacy program available on the iPad, and will provide the full functionality of Lexia Reading. The app will be available later this year. 

3/27/2012

3/27/2012

With the new web-based Reading Assistant software from Scientific Learning Corp., students can practice reading on their own with one-on-one personalized feedback and guidance and also receive the benefit of direct instruction when it matters most.

3/22/2012

3/22/2012

Turnitin announced a partnership with ProQuest, an information company serving the global research community, to include more than 300,000 dissertations and theses from 2008 to present in the Turnitin comparison database. 

3/20/2012

3/20/2012

Lexia Learning announced that Lexia Reading, one of the nation’s most highly regarded reading software programs, has been endorsed by the Council of Administrators of Special Education. 

3/19/2012

3/19/2012

Turnitin has launched a free webcast series to help educators teach students the importance of authentic writing and advance their writing skills. 

3/19/2012

Sixth graders at Langston Chapel Middle School in Ga. who used the Fast ForWord family of educational software products achieved substantial gains in reading and language arts on the Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress, according to an independent study.  

3/15/2012

3/15/2012

A national survey by Lexia Learning shows that educators spend, on average, nearly an entire instructional month (20 days) or 157 hours focused on assessment of reading skills. 

3/14/2012

3/14/2012

From 2006 to 2011, the St. Mary Parish (La.) Public School System posted double-digit gains in fourth grade proficiency levels on the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program test with the use of Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant. 

3/9/2012

3/9/2012

Lexia Learning Systems has announced a contract extension agreement with Davenport (Iowa) Community Schools to expand use of Lexia Reading to 20 elementary schools district-wide. 

3/6/2012

3/6/2012

PCI Education announces the launch of PCI Reading Program-Level Three Software, a new online component to the award-winning PCI Reading Program, a reading series for students with intellectual disabilities.

3/6/2012

Mesa Public Schools sixth-grader Blain Swallow has a very basic word to describe his "basics" education at Franklin Northeast Elementary: "Hard."

3/2/2012

3/2/2012

Super Duper Publications has introduced Vocab-U-Sounds Fun Sheets, a new reproducible workbook and printable CD for ages 5 to 11 (grades K to 5).

3/2/2012

Shmoop, a digital publishing company, now offers the best stories in Young Adult Literature.

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