October 6, 2017: Volume 24, Number 20

Trump Looks to Fund STEM Education

President Trump in September directed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to establish a goal of devoting at least $200 million in competitive grant funds per year to the promotion of K-12 ...

Providers of Computer Science Resources

 ● Code.org (Seattle) offers a catalog of courses for elementary, middle and high schools, as well as tools and resources, with the goal of expanding access to computer science ...

IO Education Helps Get Most from Data

IO Education (Atlanta) is expanding its sales, marketing and product management efforts seeing growing opportunities for its solutions around using data to drive student outcomes.CEO ...

IO Education Product Lines

IO Education offers a suite of modular products that are integrated with its K-12 Data Platform and are organized into supporting three specific outcomes: student achievement, educator ...

Wichita Falls Opts for Google

 The Wichita Falls (TX) ISD became a Google Reference district this year meaning its educators are connecting with peers interested in using Google (Mountain View, CA) products in ...

StudySync Adds Tools

StudySync, ELA curriculum for grades 6-12, in September added a standards search tool and an embedded gradebook. StudySync is the flagship product of BookheadEd Learning (Sonoma, CA) ...

Curriki Adds Math Assessments

Open education resource provider Curriki (Cupertino, CA) in September launched interactive math assessments for Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and Geometry.Interactive quizzes scored in real ...

Microsoft 365 Education Offers Single Solution

Microsoft (Redmond, WA) in October made available Microsoft 365 Education, a single solution for classrooms that includes Office 365, Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility+Security and ...

Middle School Students Personalizing Their Learning

Mobile devices, online language classes and educational gaming are part of the classroom experience of many middle school students today, according to data released in September from ...

MS Students Using Digital Tools

 ● 65%, Google Apps● 52%, online assessments● 51%, educational games● 39%, online textbooksSource: Project Tomorrow   ...

News Briefs, Oct. 6, 2017

Texas Instruments (Dallas) in September introduced the TI Innovator Rover, a robotics solution for middle and high school students. Students can work collaboratively to explore STEM ...

People, Oct. 6, 2017

Voyager Sopris, a Cambium Learning (Dallas) company, in September named Alisa Dorman vice president of research and product effectiveness, charged with spearheading and monitoring ...

Financial Briefs, Oct. 6, 2017

ThinkCERCA (Chicago), provider of personalized literacy solutions, in September secured $10.1 million of funding in a Series B round. Over the next 12 to 18 months, ThinkCERCA plans to ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, Oct. 6, 2017

Teaching Matters (New York) in September forged a partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education to help educators in the state develop career pathways that will advance ...

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