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Training on Apple's New Coding Language Now Available

Treehouse, an online digital platform designed to help people learn how to use digital tools, has introduced a series of video courses to teach people how to write code for Swift, the programming language Apple introduced for iOS and OS X development at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. At the same time, Treehouse introduced an Android app that will provide more access to its more than 1,000 course videos.

Partnership Lets Teachers Adjust Learning Platforms More Easily

A new strategic partnership between Clever and digedu allows a single sign-on to incorporate student information into learning platforms.

Free Software Matches Students with College Choices

Campus Steps is a free matchmaking application that helps students identify appropriate colleges to apply to based on self-reported data, such as academic achievements, assessment scores and future goals.

Assessment Tracker Adds Curricular Resources To Aid Struggling Learners

A new partnership between SAS Curriculum Pathways and SchoolCity’s STARS assessment and data management software lets teacher and student users of the latter access the former’s digital resources to bring students up to speed.

Education Performance Standards Vary Among States by as Much as Four Grade Levels

According to a new study by the American Institutes for Research, the states reporting the highest percentage of proficient students have the lowest performance standards.

Contest Seeks Redesign of School Performance Report Cards

A new competition with a $15,000 first prize is kicking off to encourage designers, developers and data experts to reimagine what the American school report card could be.

5 Study Aid Apps for Middle and High School Common Core

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps that can help middle and high school students study for subjects that are aligned with the Common Core.

From Cell Phone Bans to BYOD

Devices that were once considered distractions from learning are finding their way into more and more classrooms.

Lake County School District Saves $1 Million, Adds a Week of Instruction Time by Adjusting Bells

Lake County enlisted the help of Amplify School by Design (SxD), a software and consulting service designed to increase school efficiency and quality, which determined that the district could add instructional time by shifting the first and last bells of the day.

American Public: Make Teachers Apprentice for a Year

The American public has some very specific opinions about how teachers can become better at their jobs in helping K-12 students learn, according to a new survey from PDK and Gallup.

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