June 26, 2020: Volume 27, Number 13

Renaissance Releases Focus Skills to Get Students Back on Track

Renaissance (Wisconsin Rapids, WI) in June released Focus Skills to help educators identify and teach critical reading and math skills thought to the have the greatest impact on ...

PBL Works Supports Remote Learning

PBL Works (Novato, CA), provider of professional development for project-based learning, is responding as schools try to educate and engage students with schools closed. PBL CEO Bob ...

Project-Based Learning Grows Steadily

Project-based learning has been on a steady and steep growth trend in the U.S. and globally for the past decade, with PBLWorks seeing 15%-25% growth year-over-year in demand for its ...

Plans are Being Developed to Reopen Schools

States and districts are at various stages in planning to reopen schools, and some early models may be indicative of approaches that will be taken. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam in June ...

Virginia Also Addresses Inequality

While Virginia plans how to reopen schools, the state also is addressing the other 2020 wave changing American life with the increasing acceptance of the need to end inequality. ...

Ed Department Approves 31 State Plans for CTE

The U.S. Department of Education in May and June approved career and technical education state plans for 31 states. The plans won approval under the Strengthening Career and Technical ...

Boxlight Supports Remote & Blended Learning

Boxlight (Lawrenceville, GA) in June released MimioConnect, a cloud-based teaching and learning platform that helps teachers streamline lesson delivery in remote and blended ...

Interactive Virtual Reality Campus Launches

Pico Interactive (San Francisco), maker of the Neo 2 Standard and the Neo 2 Eye VR headsets, and VictoryXR (Davenport, IA), which works in virtual and augmented reality educational ...

People Briefs, June 26, 2020

Edmentum (Bloomington, MN) in June named Frank Jalufka chief financial officer, responsible for leading financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, accounting, and legal functions. ...

Financial Briefs, June 26, 2020

Kahoot! (Oslo, Norway) in June raised $28 million in new equity through a private placement of 7.5 million new shares. The private placement also comprised 16.5 million existing shares ...

News Briefs, June 26, 2020

Edmodo and Coding Galaxy from NetDragon Websoft (Changle, Fujian, China) in May were selected to begin trial as an online learning platform and coding learning solution for 10,000 K-12 ...

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