February 21, 2020: Volume 27, Number 4

Trump Proposes Consolidation in FY 2020 Proposal

President Donald Trump in March proposed a budget for fiscal year 2020 that would consolidate 29 Department of Education programs into a flexible block program and allow states to ...

Budget Proposal Wins Criticism and Praise

Richard Culatta, International Society for Technology in Education (Arlington, VA) CEO: “The administration’s proposal to radically consolidate more than two dozen K–12 programs ...

Instructure Vote Rescheduled, Price Raised

The special meeting of Instructure (Salt Lake City) shareholders to consider the acquisition of the company by the private equity Thoma Bravo was adjourned on Feb. 14 and will ...

Chalk Maps Curriculum & Tracks Its Use

Chalk (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) provides an enterprise platform that helps districts map curriculum, instruction and assessment to ensure the elements are integrated and tied back ...

Teachstone Expands CLASS with Spanish Suite

CLASS is the flagship assessment and professional development system from Teachstone (Charlottesville, VA) that was built to use research-driven insights to improve how teachers ...

Everyday Speech Addresses SEL

Growing PreK-12 interest in social and emotional learning is giving added relevance to Everyday Speech (Boston), the company founded in 2012 by speech-language pathologist Brittany ...

Vernier Expands Partnerships

Vernier Software & Technology (Beaverton, OR) has expanded its product line and is extending its focus into middle school, prompted by requests from educators and aided by ...

Flinn Works with Partners & Offers Drones

Flinn Scientific (Batavia, IL), an established supplier of science supplies and equipment, has broadened its focus through acquisitions and partnerships. Head of corporate development ...

MassiveU Launches Solvably for Workforce Readiness

MassiveU (Naples, FL), a digital education technology company focused on problem- and project-based social learning, in February launched its new digital learning platform Solvably, ...

Four States Win Ed-Flex Approval

The Department of Education in January granted flexibility to four states under the Education Flexibility Program, which was updated as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act. While ...

News Briefs, Feb. 21, 2020

Reading assessment provider Lexplore (Verona, NJ) in February launched a free online course to help schools more effectively incorporate phonics into literacy instruction. Shifting to ...

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