Tracking parent and student confidence in career prospects
K12 Inc. introduced the Destinations Career Confidence Index, a holistic measure of parents’ and students’ confidence in young adults’ ability to find workforce success. This is the first installment of the index with future installments planned to show how parents’ and students’ opinions change over time.
Investing in solar portfolio for California district
Standard Solar, Inc. has acquired a 7-megawatt portfolio of distributed generation solar projects for the Lake Elsinore USD in California. Standard Solar will finance, own and operate all eight projects, which are currently planned for phased development with all systems expected to be online in 2020.
Flexibility to learn on-demand with the Fast ForWord program
With new on-demand video tutorials and live virtual training sessions from Scientific Learning Corp., both new and experienced Fast ForWord users can quickly gain the knowledge and skills to launch and maximize the effectiveness of their program implementation.
Simplifying video sharing for educators, administrators and students
Echo360 launched a new groups feature to enable smarter ways to share video for student learning. The video content management system now allows users to create ad hoc video repositories with controlled membership, allowing for seamless, secure video sharing.
Addressing skills for student emotional regulation and behavior management
The Connections Model has launched the KidConnect Ready2Learn Curriculum, a proactive social-emotional learning program for teachers to help learners identify, understand and manage their emotions. The curriculum is for grades K-6 and includes 26 lessons centered on targeted skills.
Releasing school forms for free use by public
Script published a collection of electronic forms to the public for free use in schools. The forms help schools collect and track information such as internal requests, permission from parents, nurse visits and incident reports to improve service to the students.
Unit to support the international Hunger Challenge initiative
PBLWorks has partnered with Students Rebuild, a program of the Bezos Family Foundation, to create an English, math and science unit for the upcoming Hunger Challenge. Students participating in the challenge research hunger and malnutrition and develop potential solutions to these issues.
Helping blind and visually impaired children learn Braille
The LEGO Foundation and LEGO Group are supporting a project that will help blind and visually impaired children learn Braille. The customized LEGO Braille Bricks will be molded with the same number of studs used for individual letters and numbers in the Braille alphabet, while remaining compatible with the LEGO System in Play.
Closing the classroom connectivity gap
A partnership will leverage GeoTel Communications' geospatial telecom datasets to deliver strategic insight, enabling EducationSuperHighway to assist the more than 2.3 million students across the nation who still lack access to the minimum connectivity required for digital learning and the 1,350 schools without a fiber-optic connection.
School districts chosen to pilot Michigan data collection project
Merit Network, in partnership with Michigan State University’s Quello Center and Measurement Lab, is addressing the digital divide in Michigan with access and availability data collection, and infrastructure investment and societal impact investigation and education. Three districts will pilot the Michigan Moonshot broadband data collection project.
School solar project slated for completion in Minnesota
New Energy Equity, Region Five Development Commission and Rural Renewable Energy Alliance have partnered to develop six solar arrays for Pine River-Backus and Pequot Lakes school districts, and Central Lakes College. These three projects will reduce each school's carbon footprint by 1,420 metric tons of C02.