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Carnegie Learning Adds Summative Assessments to Middle School Math Software

Carnegie Learning, a company that offers software- and web-based personalized learning solutions, and Edulastic, an online assessment platform, has teamed up to introduce a new feature to the former's math software that enables users to add summative assessments.

Video Series to Reveal K–16 Education Plan and Advocate for Disadvantaged Students

Unite For California Students (U4CAS) and Prager University will launch a four-part video series discussing changes to California’s education system so it can better meet the needs of special needs and low-income students.

AAC App Adds Features to Engage Students, Communicator Team

The augmented and alternative communication (AAC) app, created for students who have trouble speaking, has debuted a feature that improves team communications and goal-setting efforts across the app.

Phishing Attacks Down 10 Percent in 2016

Infosec professionals are 10 percent less likely to report that their organization was the victim of a phishing attack in 2016 than in 2015, though that still means three-quarters of organizations were targeted and half of that same group said phishing attacks are on the rise, according to the latest State of the Phish report from Wombat Security Technologies.

Obama Administration and ED Won't Finalize Controversial Regulation in ESSA

The Obama Administration and the United States Education Department (ED) are dropping an effort to adopt a final regulation under the Every Student Succeeds Act that would have required that federal funds must “supplement and not supplant” state and local funds.

CommonLit Releases New Features that Offer Lessons on Literacy, Reading and History

CommonLit, a nonprofit that offers free, online instructional materials and tracking tools to support literacy development for students in grades 5 to 12, has released new features that further support its mission.

Literacy Curriculum Provider Launches iOS App

Learning Upgrade, a company that offers digital, differentiated literacy curriculum for English language learners (ELLs), has launched a new mobile app that includes more than 300 sequenced lessons.

Earth Networks Partners with WeatherSTEM to Produce Weather-Related STEM Curricula

Earth Networks, a Maryland-based weather data company, is partnering with WeatherSTEM to deliver to schools STEM curricula built around hyperlocal weather data.

Publisher Adds Augmented Reality to Children’s Books

Capstone, a publisher of children’s media, has launched a free mobile app that enhances its print books with augmented reality (AR).

Learningonline.xyz and Microsoft Collaborate to Build a Language Learning Bot

Microsoft’s Skype is collaborating with Eton Institute and partner company Learningonline.xyz in developing a bot that can teach users a new language.

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