Online education provider Advanced Academics has updated its online math and English/language arts courses to align with Common Core State Standards and require additional rigor on the part of students.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has issued a request for proposal for "a computer-based test delivery platform, an assessment item repository, a data warehouse, score reporting tools, and a score reports design study," according to a news release from the 20-state consortium.
The success of the largest education reform effort of the last decade — Common Core State Standards — is contingent upon effective teacher professional development, according to a new report. But professional development needs to become more than a string of one-day workshops in order to help teachers make the transition.
Curriculum Associates has enhanced its Ready Common Core reading program with content tailored for beginning readers at kindergarten and first grade levels, while enhancing support for teachers adjusting to the new Common Core State Standards.
Alabama's Baldwin County Public Schools has adopted a digital content in an effort to support project-based learning, differentiated learning, and more.
Edvance360 LMS-SN has added support for digital badges through integration with Credly, a credentialing and badging service.
Los Angeles schools are adopting a Web-based service to support their students with social learning challenges such as autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and ADHD.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Alief Independent School District will provide mobile access to parents and faculty across the southwest Houston, TX school district.
- By Sharleen Nelson
The International Society for Technology in Education will host the 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference, a MOOC dedicated to STEMx educators.
Applications are open to broad-reaching organizations worldwide that promote K-12 computer science education to encourage students to become creators, rather than just consumers, of technological innovations.