September 8, 2017: Volume 24, Number 18

Open Up Introduces Math for 6-8

Open Up Resources (Menlo Park, CA), a nonprofit provider of openly licensed curriculum for K–12 schools, in August released its first openly licensed core program, the Illustrative ...

Facebook Provides VR Resources in Arkansas

Facebook (Menlo Park, CA) in August expanded its Techstart program, which brings virtual reality to schools, to all Arkansas public high schools. The Arkansas & Facebook Techstart ...

K12 Inc.'s Priorities for Fiscal 2018

K12 Inc. (Herndon, VA) is focused on growing its core Managed Public School business, investing in career and technical education and diversifying the business by driving adoption of ...

K'NEX Adds Sets for STEM

K’NEX Brands (Hatfield, PA), the construction toy company, in August added new sets to its K’NEX Education product line. K’NEX Education products are used in classroom and home ...

States Approve Early Assessments

Looking to provide school districts in the state with more flexibility, the Arkansas Department of Education is giving districts a choice of three approved assessments for their K-2 ...

Approved Michigan Early Assessments

Initial Assessments:AIMS web*, AIMS web plus*DIBELS Next*DIBELS 6Easy CBMEdmentum Exact PathFastBridge FAST aReading*FastBridge FAST CBMreading*FastBridge FAST earlyReading*Houghton ...

Title I Funding is Lifeline to Poor Schools

Funding for Title I, the largest elementary and secondary education program that funds support for low-achieving children especially in high-poverty schools, rose 3.5% in fiscal year ...

Benchmark Launches Digital Writing Program

Benchmark Education (New Rochelle, NY) in September made available Benchmark Writer’s Universe, a digital writing program for grades 2-8.The program was built as a self-paced digital ...

News Briefs, Sept. 8, 2017

Promethean (Seattle) in August opened a new global headquarters in Seattle. Promethean’s office in Alpharetta, GA continues as a hub for American markets and the Blackburn, U.K. ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, Sept. 8, 2017

OpenEd (San Jose, CA), which offers an online library of standards-aligned K-12 resources, in August added new partner integrations made possible through OpenEd’s API and related IMS ...

Financial Briefs, Sept. 8, 2017

Classcraft (Quebec, Canada), an education startup that offers a role-playing gaming ecosystem, in September closed a $2.8 million early-stage venture capital funding round Whitecap ...

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