The San Antonio Independent School District has deployed new tablets in the libraries on 33 of its 90 campuses as part of the first phase of the district's literacy initiative, intended to help support students in learning and developing literacy skills outside the classroom.
Curriculum Associates will expand monthly progress monitoring to grades K-8 and offer diagnostic assessments up to grade 12 in i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction.
Non-profit Aspire Public Schools, which runs 34 schools chartered in California and Tennessee, is bringing its "rotational" blended learning model to elementary schools in Oakland and Los Angeles.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
With the adoption of a new digital education platform, more than 250,000 students in two public school districts will have the opportunity to write, edit, and publish their own digital multi-chapter stories.
- By Sharleen Nelson
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has released blueprints and test specifications for its English and math assessments. The documents are intended to help teachers prepare students for the new online assessments that will begin in 2014-2015.
Desire2Learn has introduced new functionality to its learning management suite, including new predictive analytics tools, improvements on the mobile and e-portfolio fronts, and an important addition in the area of accessibility.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences has launched its fiscal year 2014 grant competitions.
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) have released the latest addition to the collaborative Closing the Gap: Turning Data into Action project.
Ruckus Wireless and Sprint's Customer Network Solutions (CNS) group have partnered to offer Ruckus's carrier-class indoor and outdoor Smart Wi-Fi products as part of Sprint CNS's in-building wireless data solutions portfolio.
Adobe today revealed that it's abandoning its decade-old Creative Suite in favor of Creative Cloud. As part of the transition, the company is also revamping its education licensing for primary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions.