Industry news: Schools and districts in nearly 30 states use the Edthena platform
Schools and districts in nearly 30 states—including Lyon County School District (Nevada)—use the Edthena platform to video coach educators. Lyon County began video coaching its 200 elementary school teachers in the 2017-18 school year. The PD was made possible by a grant from the Nevada Department of Education.
The Virginia Department of Education has approved additional Edgenuity courses for Virginia Standards of Learning and CTE. Virginia now offers 60 Edgenuity courses for grades 6 through 12.
School District U-46 (Illinois) has partnered with Defined Learning to implement Defined STEM. The district adopted Defined STEM to align with new Every Student Succeeds Act requirements.
Los Angeles USD renewed its agreement with Toshiba America Business Solutions to ensure that Toshiba remains its multifunction printer provider through 2019. Toshiba provides document solutions supporting more than 650,000 students and 28,000 teachers in LAUSD.
Boston Public Schools is the latest member of the Urban School Food Alliance, a group of districts that coordinates menus to improve purchasing power. It now includes 11 districts and reaches nearly 3.7 million students.
Youngstown City School District (Ohio) has partnered with Rosetta Stone to include Spanish language learning in K8. The implementation process began in the 2017-18 school year.
Arizona high schools have partnered with the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences to educate the industry’s next generation of professional audio engineers. CRAS offers an 11-month audio engineering education program.
Raytown Quality Schools (Missouri) has chosen itslearning as its new LMS to support student data privacy.
Aurora Public Schools (Colorado) initiated a charter conversion process at Fletcher Community School with the charter system Rocky Mountain Prep. Fletcher and Rocky Mountain began sharing a campus in the 2016-17 school year.
The Oklahoma State Department of Education awarded Measured Progress a potential six-year contract for its Oklahoma School Testing Program. The contract provides yearly assessments based on Oklahoma Academic Standards for grades 3 through 8 in ELA and math, and for grades 5 and 8 in science. The partnership began in 2013.