Administrative/Business Tools


Discovery Education Acquires Science Experiment Platform Pivot Interactives

Discovery Education and its parent company Clearlake Capital Group today announced the acquisition of Minneapolis-based Pivot Interactives SBC, whose science experiment videos are used by about 1 million students, according to the companies.

Frontline Education Being Sold to Roper Technologies

Frontline Education’s parent company, software investment firm Thoma Bravo, today announced an agreement to sell Frontline Education to Roper Technologies in an all-cash transaction valued at $3.725 billion, according to a news release.

5 Ways to Reduce Teacher Burnout and Increase Retention

With National Education Association research showing that 90% of teachers identify burnout as a serious issue, an education expert offers 5 steps for school administrators to support teachers, reduce burnout and attrition, and pave the way for better learning outcomes.

New Lessons, Reports, Accessibility Features Added to i-Ready Personalized Instruction and Assessment

Curriculum Associates has updated its i-Ready Personalized Instruction and Assessment program with new reports, lessons, accessibility features, and other enhancements designed to help educators support grade-level work, monitor progress, and drive student engagement and motivation, according to a news release.

Putting Data Into Action: 8 Questions for Educators on Effective Use of Assessments

As districts consider their assessment processes and how they will be used to support student learning, asking questions, and determining the goals for an assessment can help. Building and maintaining a balanced assessment system is essential for schools, but the process can be complicated. School district leaders want to make sure they’re using and administering formative, interim, and summative assessments at the right times and in appropriate ways.

Vector Solutions Adds Spanish, French Translations to K-12 Staff Training Courses

Staff training and software provider Vector Solutions has added a new Course Translations feature that enables school district employees to access the company’s K–12 training courses in multiple languages, the company said in a news release.

Expanded Imagine Learning Classroom Platform Combines Core ELA Math Curriculum Solutions

Imagine Learning, a top provider of digital curricula serving 15 million K–12 students nationwide, today launched a renovated and expanded platform for its core English Language Arts and mathematics solutions, called Imagine Learning Classroom, combining the resources formerly known as LearnZillion with Imagine Learning Illustrative Mathematics, Imagine Learning EL Education, Imagine Learning Odell Education, and Imagine Learning Guidebooks, the company told THE Journal in an exclusive interview.

Community Brands Acquires BigSIS

Community Brands (CB), which offers an online software and payment program to charitable nonprofits and K–12 schools, announced this week it has acquired BigSIS, creator of the School Management Information System platform.

Varsity Tutors' New Teacher Assigned Tutoring Platform Puts Educators in Charge, Connects Classroom Challenges to Sessions

Online tutoring provider Varsity Tutors today unveiled a new service that puts teachers in charge, enabling them to “prescribe” sessions to their struggling students, communicate with each tutor, ensure the extra help is focused on the topics students are struggling with in class, and monitor each student’s progress post-session.

Safety Software Provider Raptor Tech Partners with Alertus on Multi-Modal Mass Notifications

School safety software provider Raptor Technologies and emergency notification software provider Alertus Technologies said this week they will integrate their solutions to enhance security for K–12 schools and districts using Raptor solutions.

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