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The Power of Team Generates Sold-Out Building Expertise Conference

Focus on academic teaming contributes to conference registration hitting full capacity. West Palm Beach, FL—May 21, 2019—Learning Sciences International announced today that its annual Building Expertise conference for educators has sold out with more than 1,600 registrations. This year’s conference, taking place in Lake Buena Vista, Florida June 12-14, will focus on “The Power of Read More…

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Soundtrap for Storytellers; New Podcast Creation Tool Launches Globally — Classroom-appropriate Version to Be Made Available to Schools

Powerful, All-in-One Solution Enhances Student Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration    New York City – May 14, 2019 –Soundtrap, a Spotify company, announced that an education version of its new Soundtrap for Storytellers podcast creation tool introduced today will be available to teachers and students for use in the classroom. Like the Soundtrap online music Read More…

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CoderZ Holding Webinar on Inclusiveness and Equity in STEM

DERRY, N.H. – May 8, 2019 – One of the biggest challenges for educators is making STEM accessible for all of students, regardless of factors such as sex, geographical location, or socioeconomic background. On Tuesday, May 14, the ISTE STEM Network and CoderZ will host a webinar on an engaging way to expose students to Read More…

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Landmark College Approved for New Baccalaureate Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Entrepreneurial Leadership will be the College’s fifth baccalaureate degree program Putney, VT ─ Landmark College, a global leader in educating neurodiverse students with learning differences, announced it has received approval from the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Entrepreneurial Leadership (BA-COMEL), Read More…

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An Interview With Scott Kinney, Discovery Education’s President of K-12 Education

In April, 2019, our publisher Larry Jacobs had a wonderful chat with Discovery Education’s President of K-12 Education, Scott Kinney. Read the transcript below. Scott, educational equity is a term that has a lot of meanings for a lot of people. Can you tell me what equity means for Discovery Education? Great question to start Read More…

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Macmillan Learning Earns Industry’s First Global Certified Accessible Designation from Benetech

Macmillan Learning became the industry’s first company to become Global Certified Accessible, providing “born accessible” digital learning (ebook) options for students with disabilities. NEW YORK, NY (April 15, 2019) —Nonprofit certifies company’s ebooks as “born accessible” for learners with reading barriers Macmillan Learning became the first education solutions company to become Global Certified Accessible™, providing Read More…

SchoolCity® and Texthelp® Announce Partnership to Provide Best of Class Accessibility Accommodations in Support of Equity in Education
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SchoolCity® and Texthelp® Announce Partnership to Provide Best of Class Accessibility Accommodations in Support of Equity in Education

SANTA CLARA, CA (July 13, 2018) —SchoolCity, a premier assessment solution provider, announced its partnership with Texthelp, provider of Read&Write and SpeechStream literacy and language support solutions for education. This partnership brings together two companies dedicated to providing literacy accommodations, accessibility and designated supports to students with defined needs. SchoolCity integrates support tools from Texthelp’s Read More…

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Smoothwall Acquires Future Digital

The acquisition adds to Smoothwall’s market-leading web filtering and safeguarding solutions as it expands its presence in the UK, US and internationally – now covering over 10,000 schools. CHARLOTTE, NC (June 15, 2018) — Smoothwall, the market-leading developer of web filtering and monitoring solutions, has today announced it has acquired digital safeguarding company Future Digital. The Read More…

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Concentric Sky Announces the Launch of Badgr Pathways

Concentric Sky is pleased to announce the launch of Badgr Pathways. With Pathways, badges from any Open Badges compliant platform can be stacked together in alignment with competency frameworks. Learners have an easy-to-understand map view of where they are in a curriculum. And just like they can share badges, learners can share their Pathway progress – including Read More…

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SETDA Announces Partnership With EdTech Startups Offering Wide Variety of K-12 Education Solutions

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal membership association representing U.S. state and territorial digital learning leaders, announced today its sixth annual cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners. These innovative education technology startups were selected through a competitive application process and will be introduced as a Read More…