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Louisiana School District Boosts Student Learning and Cuts Costs Using MobyMax Curricula

Louisiana’s Caddo Parish School District in Shreveport achieved record-breaking results in the 2015-16 school year by using MobyMax to streamline its response to intervention (RTI) plans, according to a news release and the curricula company’s website.

Panopto Releases Newest Version of Video Platform, Includes New Quizzing Tool

Panopto is today releasing the latest edition of its enterprise video platform. The release, Panopto 5.3, continues the platform’s focus on interactive video with the introduction of a new quizzing tool.

Ford Funds Creation of Electric Vehicle Summer Camp

The program will become part of a summer camp run by Kettering University, a Flint-based institution that offers programs in engineering, mathematics, business and science.

Carmaker Backs Middle and High School Robotics

The charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has awarded $226,000 in grants to 57 robotics teams and programs to help students in those schools cover some of the costs of participating in robotics competitions.

Google Updates Classroom With New Tools for Differentiation, Analytics

Google has updated its learning management system, Google Classroom, with new features for differentiated instruction, management of student work and analytics.

Nonprofit Receives $250,000 to Expand Computer Science Program for Girls

Girls Who Code have teamed up to bring after-school computer science (CS) education programs to middle and high school girls from underserved communities, at no cost.

Edgenuity Unveils UpSmart to Help Middle School Students Achieve on Assessments

Edgenuity has today launched UpSmart, a supplemental solution designed to help students in grades 6-8 demonstrate mastery of state standards in English language arts and math.

Free, Online Tool Helps Students Find Credible News

Prolific Labs, a startup software and solutions company based in Austin, TX, has released a new tool to help K–12 students improve news literacy and better judge the credibility of online news.

Student Worries about Social Image Affect School Behavior

High school students are willing to ignore educational opportunities when they're concerned about how they'll be viewed by their classmates, according to a new study by researchers from three universities.

STEM Day Website Offers Masses of Classroom Activities

First, there was Hour of Code. Now there's Siemens STEM Day. A makeover of the traditional Siemens Science Day, the new event is intended to encourage teachers to spark student interest in new forms of science, technology, engineering and math.

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