schools, districts, and the communities they serve
Education in America aims to close the information gap between
schools, districts, and the communities they serve
(Boston, MA) March 8, 2017 —Larry Jacobs, host of the long-running Education Talk Radio podcast for education professionals, today announced the debut of his new podcast, Education in America. The weekly podcast brings together the voices and opinions of guest educators, authors and members of the community. The aim is to close the information gap between schools, districts, and the communities they serve.
Author: Rachelle Dene Poth
One of the most important tasks that educators have today is to facilitate a means of communicating with students and families. There are many traditional options available ranging from paper format such as quick notes sent home, newsletters, to emails and phone calls. These are still great ways to communicate and establish connections with the students and parents.
However, with so many digital options available, these traditional methods of communicating can now be converted into much faster means of sharing information.
The act of connecting and being accessible to students and parents, regardless of a difference in schedules, can be done instantly. Depending on the type of communication that you want to have for your classroom and parents, there are many possibilities to choose from. It simply takes figuring out what you hope to accomplish and to do better through this new method of communicating.
Reading Horizon honored Neshaminy for its renowned reading
intervention program with a blended learning approach
(SALT LAKE CITY) March 7, 2017 — Reading Horizons, a multisensory curriculum used to rapidly increase reading skills, presented the Charlotte F. Lockhart Award for Excellence in Literacy Education to Neshaminy School District. Neshaminy, located in Bucks County, PA, began its Reading Horizons implementation with a small pilot five years ago.
Since then, the dedication of the educators involved has helped transform that pilot into a highly praised intervention program that is offered to all Title 1 students in kindergarten through third grade.
Exclusive partnership provides daily multimedia news articles for K–8 students
in many languages and at a range of Lexile® levels
(Minneapolis, MN) March 6, 2017 — myON, the leading provider of personalized literacy solutions in the K–12 marketplace, today introduced myON News Powered by News-O-Matic. The digital multimedia platform will serve as an interactive and fun introduction to daily news and current events for kids. myON News will engage K–8 students to help them become informed global citizens and connected to digital fiction and nonfiction books—a first-of-its-kind feature for classrooms.
Districts Receive State Funding to Connect Students Outside the Classroom
MCLEAN, Virginia—Feb. 27, 2017--Kajeet, the industry leader for safe, mobile student Internet connectivity, announces its most recent partnerships as a result of money allocated by the Minnesota Department of Education. Minnesota appropriated $500,000 to fund broadband connectivity to students without Internet outside the classroom. Up to $50,000 was available for each recipient.
Of the 12 school districts awarded the Internet Broadband Expansion for Minnesota Students grant, six have already partnered with Kajeet to provide Internet access to their rural students.
100+ Thought Leaders from the DOD, Healthcare, Education To Share Experience Implementing Serious Games Training Programs July 18-20 at George Mason University
WASHINGTON, DC - March 6, 2017 - More than100 thought leaders driving the adoption of game-based learning will gather at George Mason University's Science and Technology Campus in Manassas, Virginia, Tuesday-Thursday, July 18 - 20, 2017. Speakers include training personnel from the DOD, the Office of National Intelligence, the Veterans Administration, police departments and prisons as well as companies implementing gamification programs, healthcare providers, researchers, developers, instructional designers from higher ed and K-12 faculty using games in education.
ONALASKA, Wis., March 3, 2017 -- Sergeant Laboratories announced today the expansion of its AristotleInsight::K12™ Borderless Classroom Technology to include their new Teacher Controlled Browsing. AristotleInsight::K12, their flagship educational tool, currently provides the industry's most robust and cost effective platform that includes Classroom Management, Student Behavior Analytics, Distributive Filtering for CIPA regulations, Asset Tracking & Reporting, as well as Missing Device Location.
The online portfolio app contest offers students, teachers, and administrators the chance to win up to $1,000 in scholarship prizes with up to 11 winners
(Austin, TX) March 1, 2017 -- bulb, a leading provider of multi-media digital portfolios for the education market, today announced its #ShareYourSmarts Social Sweepstakes, a portfolio-sharing contest to begin March 1 in part to celebrate the kicking off of the SXSWedu 2017 expo. For this contest, bulb is asking educators and students to submit their best bulb page, or to create a new bulb page expressing their latest learning, ideas, or artistic creations.
Educational resources offer strategies, lesson plans and effective models for increasing critical thinking skills by applying concepts across multiple disciplines
(NEW YORK, NY) March 1, 2017 – Kids Discover, a leading provider of dynamic, engaging science and social studies curriculum, today announced the release of their Cross-Curricular Professional Learning Resources, including an infographic and two ebooks; “Improving Student Engagement and Outcomes with Cross-Curricular Application,” and “Creating a Cross-Curricular Learning Environment with Digital Curriculum.”
These resources will detail the importance of cross-curricular lessons for educators and offer administrators models for integration into schools.
New website provides administrators with up-to-date, actionable information on
financial reporting changes
(Baltimore, MD) March 1, 2017 — Allovue, a pioneering education finance technology company, today launched ESSA Ready - a website to support K-12 school leaders as they prepare their financial reports for compliance under the new regulations of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Created for district and school-level leaders, the site is a guide for meeting the new financial reporting requirements in the statute.
Under ESSA, school districts must now demonstrate greater transparency with their financial data, including showing per-pupil expenditures by school based on actual expenses.
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