ELA

Learning A-Z Introduces Foundations A-Z to support Science of Reading-Based Literacy Instruction

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

Foundations A-Z bolsters the acquisition of foundational skills for students in Grades K-5 through lesson plans that easily integrate with existing core instruction.

Key Points: 
  • Foundations A-Z bolsters the acquisition of foundational skills for students in Grades K-5 through lesson plans that easily integrate with existing core instruction.
  • Foundations A-Z provides engaging, purposeful learning opportunities for students, including videos, songs, games, and interactive activities, to create a multimodal experience that encourages active learning.
  • When implemented together in support of core ELA instruction, these solutions provide a continuum of learning, from reading foundations to reading comprehension, delivering a complete solution for literacy proficiency.
  • The Cambium family of companies includes Cambium Assessment, Lexia Learning, Learning A-Z, Voyager Sopris Learning, ExploreLearning, Time4Learning and Kurzweil Education.

Los Angeles Unified School District Extends Partnership with IXL Learning to Spur Academic Achievement

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:05pm

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- IXL Learning , the personalized learning platform used by more than 12 million students, today announced a renewal agreement with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

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  • SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- IXL Learning , the personalized learning platform used by more than 12 million students, today announced a renewal agreement with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
  • Through this partnership, the second-largest K-12 district in the United States will continue using IXL's award-winning platform to supplement math and English language arts (ELA) instruction.
  • LAUSD's mission is to ensure academic excellence by providing high-quality schools and innovative learning opportunities for all students.
  • With over 1,100 schools spanning more than 30 municipalities, the district is the largest public school system in California.

Amplify Acquires K–12 Mathematics Education Innovator Mathigon

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:56pm

Amplify , a publisher of next-generation curriculum and assessment programs, announced today that it has acquired K12 mathematics online learning company Mathigon .

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  • Amplify , a publisher of next-generation curriculum and assessment programs, announced today that it has acquired K12 mathematics online learning company Mathigon .
  • Mathigon achieves it over and over again, said Larry Berger, chief executive officer of Amplify.
  • Mathigon Founder and CEO Philipp Legner will join the Amplify team as vice president, Mathigon Studio, overseeing enhancements to Mathigons offerings and integration of key elements into Amplifys programs.
  • A pioneer in K12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment.

iTutor's Virtual Quarantine Classroom Offers Educational Lifeline for COVID-Affected South Carolina and New York Students

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 12:22pm

Students begin receiving academic support within 24 hours of starting their quarantine at home.

Key Points: 
  • Students begin receiving academic support within 24 hours of starting their quarantine at home.
  • "But the persistence of the pandemic has meant that thousands of students exposed to the virus must quarantine at home.
  • With Virtual Quarantine Classroom, iTutor is committed to being their educational lifeline."
  • Accredited by Cognia, iTutor's community of state-certified educators provide live, personalized online instruction to more than 2,000 students each day.

Savvas Learning Company’s New US/World History Interactive Series Receives EdTech Award for “Best Social Studies Instructional Solution”

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 7:43pm

PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY, Oct. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Savvas Learning Company , a K-12 next-generation learning solutions leader, is proud to announce that its US History Interactive and World History Interactive series has been named the Best Social Sciences/Studies Instructional Solution in the 2021 SIIA CODiE Awards.

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  • PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY, Oct. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Savvas Learning Company , a K-12 next-generation learning solutions leader, is proud to announce that its US History Interactive and World History Interactive series has been named the Best Social Sciences/Studies Instructional Solution in the 2021 SIIA CODiE Awards.
  • We would like to express our sincere appreciation to SIIA CODiE for recognizing US/World History Interactive as an innovative social studies solution that offers deep and personalized learning experiences for students, said Bethlam Forsa, CEO of Savvas Learning Company.
  • US/World History Interactive creates an active, inquiry-based learning environment that engages students by having them question, investigate, and explore history from multiple viewpoints.
  • Accessible on the highly versatile Savvas Realize learning management system, its immersive, interactive experiences and diverse primary sources make learning history come alive.

Fast ForWord Awarded Research-Based Design Product Certification from Digital Promise

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 7:18pm

Carnegie Learning, a leader in artificial intelligence for education and formative assessment, is proud to announce that Fast ForWord, its powerful 2-in-1 reading and cognitive skills development program, has earned the Research-Based Design Product Certification from Digital Promise.

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  • Carnegie Learning, a leader in artificial intelligence for education and formative assessment, is proud to announce that Fast ForWord, its powerful 2-in-1 reading and cognitive skills development program, has earned the Research-Based Design Product Certification from Digital Promise.
  • Digital Promises Research-Based Design Product Certification recognizes the edtech products that incorporate research about learning into their design and development.
  • Digital Promise launched the Research-Based Design Product Certification in February 2020 and has certified more than 50 products to date.
  • Further detail about its development can be found in Digital Promises report, Designing Edtech that Matters for Learning: Research-Based Design Product Certifications.

Future of School Awards Inaugural Resilient Districts Prizes to Innovative U.S. Schools

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 5:00pm

DENVER, Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Future of School (FoS), an education intermediary organization mobilizing change in American K-12 education, has announced that six schools and two districts have received the inaugural Resilient Districts Prizes (RDP).

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  • DENVER, Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Future of School (FoS), an education intermediary organization mobilizing change in American K-12 education, has announced that six schools and two districts have received the inaugural Resilient Districts Prizes (RDP).
  • The prizes are designed to rewardand support the growth ofinnovative practices that made a significant positive impact on student learning during the challenging 2020-21 school year.
  • "Educators in schools across the country have demonstrated their unbelievable passion, creativity and ingenuity over the course of the pandemic," said Amy Valentine, CEO and Education Evangelist for Future of School.
  • It is our distinct honor to present the inaugural Resilient Districts Prizes at the school and district levels, to both highlight these wonderful educator-designed solutions, but also to support the continuation and scaling of these practices within their respective districts."

NWEA Launches Season 2 of The Continuing Educator Podcast

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:00am

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NWEA a not-for-profit, research and educational services provider serving K-12 students launched today the second season of its popular professional-learning podcast called The Continuing Educator .

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  • PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NWEA a not-for-profit, research and educational services provider serving K-12 students launched today the second season of its popular professional-learning podcast called The Continuing Educator .
  • The season is set to air eight episodes releasing each Tuesday starting today.
  • The show is hosted by NWEA's Jacob Bruno a former high-school educator, instructional coach, and long-time leader of professional learning.
  • The Continuing Educator podcast is available on all major podcast platforms.

McGraw Hill Unveils New U.S. and World History Curriculum

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:53pm

The curricula – United States History and World History for high school, and United States History: Voices and Perspectives and World History: Voices and Perspectives for middle school -- prioritize student engagement with lessons that foster critical thinking as well as empathy and understanding. Through compelling narratives and robust multimedia content in the form of videos, audio files, interactive maps, and more, history comes alive. The content is further enhanced with the addition of a Living Library, updated regularly with new resources as well as current events articles, providing teachers with a dynamic curriculum that grows over time.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw Hill today announced the launch of a new middle and high school United States and World History curriculum.
  • The curricula United States History and World History for high school, and United States History: Voices and Perspectives and World History: Voices and Perspectives for middle school -- prioritize student engagement with lessons that foster critical thinking as well as empathy and understanding.
  • Through compelling narratives and robust multimedia content in the form of videos, audio files, interactive maps, and more, history comes alive.
  • McGraw Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that drive results for students, parents, educators and professionals.

15th Annual Summer Reading Contest Celebrates Six Students for Accelerating Literacy Growth

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 3:00pm

The Summer Activity Challenge, which ran from June 1- August 31, 2021, required students to complete 40 activities.

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  • The Summer Activity Challenge, which ran from June 1- August 31, 2021, required students to complete 40 activities.
  • A first-try score of 75% or higher on Achieve3000 Literacy questions qualified students for a raffle to win a free iPad.
  • Every year, thousands of students nationwide continue to participate in Achieve3000s annual Summer Reading Contest.
  • Results from the Challenge help demonstrate students ability to accelerate literacy growth and their success with remote and independent learning using Achieve3000 Literacy.