Features


4 Steps to Improve Outcomes With an Online Literacy Platform for Young ESL Learners

A Bilingual Director of Curriculum in a district with hundreds of young students learning English during the pandemic shares how an online adaptive, blended learning literacy program made a world of difference in outcomes among second-graders transitioning to using English fully in their classes.

Savvas Learning Acquires Canadian Digital Math Provider Rubicon Publishing

Savvas Learning, a provider of digital learning solutions across all K-12 grade levels and subjects, announced today it has acquired Rubicon Publishing, the developer of Canada's most widely used all-digital math instruction.

Follett Rolls Out Enhancements to Destiny Resource Manager Platform

Follett School Solutions, one of the largest U.S. providers of educational materials and tech solutions for K–12 schools, this week unveiled new features and capabilities for its Destiny Resource Manager platform, the company said.

Carolina Biological Launching Certified OpenSciEd Middle School Units and CTE

Carolina Biological, a supplier of instructional materials for science classes, on Tuesday unveiled new “certified” print and digital versions of OpenSciEd science instructional units for grades 6–8, including complete lab kits and flexible purchase options for schools, the company said in a news release.

Savvas Launches Literacy Screener and Assessment Tool for Use With Its Realize LMS

K–12 learning solutions provider Savvas Learning Co. this week introduced a new Literacy Screener and Diagnostic Assessments for use with its core K–8 literacy programs.

PresenceLearning To Add Several Hasbro Kids' Characters, Games To Its Online Therapy Platform

PresenceLearning, a provider of online counseling for schools and clinicians, on Tuesday announced a deal to to bring some of Hasbro’s children’s characters and classic games to the PresenceLearning therapy platform to help speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health professionals better engage with students during sessions.

4 Ways a Districtwide Communications Platform Strengthened Our Stakeholder Relationships

An administrator at North Clackamas School District in Oregon whose students speak more than 60 different languages describes the ways the district benefitted from adopting a unified school-home communications platform.

Two Free Webinars for K–12 Will Focus on Student Data Privacy Risks and Legal Issues

Two organizations specializing in cybersecurity practices and regulations in the education sector will each host a webinar next week focusing on student data privacy, data security, and the inherent risks and legal issues connected to K–12 schools’ increasing use of third-party digital solutions.

Tearing Down the Intrinsic Barriers That Hold Girls Back in STEAM Education

Ensuring equitable access for all students to STEAM learning and career preparation is everyone's job: At home, parents should encourage their children to participate in what they like, disregarding what marketing executives decided was “appropriate” for girls or boys; and at school, teachers must encourage both girls and boys in their formative processes, wherever that might lead them. Technology (or any career) has no gender; it should be open to everyone who takes an interest in it.

Q&A with Todd Miller: How Rave Mobile Safety Keeps Schools Safe

Todd Miller, senior vice president of strategic programs at Rave Mobile Safety, recently spoke with THE Journal about Rave’s panic button app and how it’s helping keep schools and students safe, how Rave helps automate the instantaneous sharing of information that helps safety responders, and why he believes a statewide approach to school safety technology works best.

Whitepapers