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Fewer Than Half of California Students Met College Readiness Standards

Fewer than half of California public school students are prepared for the academic challenges of college, according to results released Wednesday from the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress.

MindTap Mobile App Offers Offline E-Reader Capabilities

Cengage Learning added additional features to its MindTap Mobile app, including the ability to download textbooks onto smartphones in 10 seconds or less.

Mississippi District Shifts to Competency-Based Professional Development

The Columbus Municipal School District will move to a personalized, competency-based program for professional development.

Course Hero Serves up Literature in Infographic Form

Online learning platform Course Hero is turning great works of literature into the visual representation of text and data known as the infographic.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Launches Wireless Hotspot Project

When school begins Aug. 29 for students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, some of them will be able to borrow wireless hotspots from five branches of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in order to gain access to the Internet at home.

TES Survey Finds Teachers Want Mobile-Friendly Resources

The company surveyed more than 1,000 teachers on what they want from digital resources and how open educational resources impact their work.

Reach Higher Career App Challenge Selects Grand Prize Winner

The CTE-focused challenge selected an app that uses a game-based approach to help middle and high school students discover career opportunities.

Eaton SD Adopts Fiber to Grow Digital Learning Initiatives

Eaton School District in northern Colorado has begun the process of upgrading to a 10 gigabit private fiber optic wide area network between its three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.

Silverback Learning Solutions Launches Professional Development Platform

The company launched Teacher Vitae, a SaaS-based personalized, professional learning platform for teachers and administrators.

Age-Based, Grade-Level System Ignores Huge Numbers of Over-Achieving Students

While this country puts a lot of attention on students not achieving at the proficiency level, plenty of focus might be better directed on students who are performing ahead of age-based, grade-level standards.

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