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Curriculum Associates program recommended by federal program

Curriculum Associates’ BRIGANCE Screens were chosen as a recommended screening tool by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for its new Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! initiative. The program is designed to encourage healthy child development and universal developmental and behavioral screening.

Califone releases ear bud headphones for audio learning activities

The new E2 and E3 Ear Buds from Califone International are designed for classroom as students increasingly turn to online instruction and mobile devices for language learning. The lightweight headphones are compatible with most tablets, smartphones and computers.

Performance Matters adds enhancements to the FASTe Observer

To help districts simplify the observation process for teacher evaluations, Performance Matters has added new enhancements to the FASTe Observer classroom observation tool. The newly released version includes an enhanced user interface.

Department of Defense agency awards contract to Schoology

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) awarded a learning management system contract to Schoology. Schoology Enterprise will deliver instructional content to DoDEA's K12 students and allow collaboration inside and outside of the traditional K12 classroom.

eNet Colorado partners with Colorado BOCES Association and myON

eNetColorado, the Colorado BOCES Association and Capstone's myON are co-sponsoring a digital reading trial during the spring and summer months. The trial launches on April 14 and ends on July 31. Educators, students and families will have unlimited access to over 4,000 enhanced digital books from Capstone.

Scholastic Education and Mindset Works to distribute growth software

Scholastic Education and Mindset Works are joining forces to translate lessons from growth mindset research into everyday educational practices to boost student motivation. Scholastic will distribute Mindset Works' Brainology software program for students and the Mindset Works EducatorKit for teachers.

Capstone unveils newest database module PebbleGo Next

Capstone's newest line of database modules, PebbleGo Next, builds off of the company's PebbleGo databases for grades preK-3. PebbleGo Next will feature content for grades three through six. Debuting in the fall, its first State and American Indian Studies module will explore history, geography, government and people.

New analytics tool from Gale debuts for libraries

Cengage Learning's Gale has launched Analytics On Demand, a data analysis tool for libraries. With software from Alteryx, the program enables library administrators to integrate external data sources with internal data output from their integrated library systems and other platforms.

College dropout rates decrease as high school student readiness increases

A new ACT research report shows a clear link between student academic readiness and college dropout and transfer rates. The findings suggest students at the greatest risk of dropping out are those who earn lower ACT college readiness assessment scores.

New white paper from MIND Research Institute

MIND Research Institute released a new white paper, “Better Blends With Visual Game-Based Math.” Covering the benefits of a blended learning model for both teachers and students, the paper describes various ways MIND’s ST Math program can personalize digital learning while being part of a core mathematics curriculum.

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