May 20, 2016: Volume 23, Number 11

Edmentum Online Courses Approved

More states are evaluating the quality and rigor of online courses as more districts implement blended and online learning programs. Edmentum (Bloomington, MN) is one of the companies ...

SMART Consolidates Stock

SMART Technologies (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) filed Articles of Amendment to effect the consolidation of its common stock shares on a one post-consolidation share for every 10 ...

SMART Looks to IFP Sales

SMART Technologies (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) hopes deals like its May contract with the United (TX) school district for classroom technology are a sign the company can have a viable ...

Virtual School Enrollment Grows

Enrollment in full-time virtual and blended learning schools is on the rise, but evidence indicates school outcomes consistently are below those in traditional public schools. Those ...

Virtual Education Recommendations

Given the rapid growth of virtual and blended schools and their relatively poor outcomes on widely used accountability measures, the National Education Policy Center made several ...

Virtual Education At-A-Glance

·         Full-time virtual schools deliver all curriculum and instruction via the internet and electronic communication, usually ...

CoSN Sees Growing Use of Digital

Almost one-third (32%) of school system technology leaders surveyed by the Consortium for School Networking (Washington, DC) and Market Data Retrieval in the first quarter 2016 ...

Large Districts Benefit as Title I Flows

The 50 school districts that receive the largest Title I allocations were scheduled to receive $4.11 billion of the grants allocated to local education agencies for fiscal year 2019, ...

Project Tomorrow Sees Growth of Mobile

Eighty-two percent of school districts were using digital content and online resources regularly in 2015, with videos and games being adopted faster than online curriculum. That is one ...

People Briefs, May 20, 2016

Education publishing veteran Wendy LaDuke in May launched Tahoe Strategies (Tustin, CA) to support education technology startups looking to secure initial funding, develop go-market ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, May 20, 2016

Gale, a unit of Cengage Learning (Boston) in May launched Gale Interactive Science, a digital science resource that combines Gale’s curriculum-aligned research content with ...

News Briefs, May 20, 2016

K12 Inc. (Herndon, VA) in May released LearnBop for Families, a consumer version of its online math program for students in grades 3-12 to use at home. The program, web-based and ...

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