October 18, 2019: Volume 26, Number 20

Voters Unhappy with Schools, Candidates Silent

A majority of registered voters are dissatisfied with the performance of the U.S. elementary and secondary education system and have little confidence that public schools will improve ...

Square Panda Adds Digital and Print Books

Square Panda (Sunnyvale, CA) in October launched SquareTales, a system of digital and companion print books developed to work with the Square Panda learning games and playset in order ...

Clayton Leverages Professional Learning Partnerships

 The work of educators at the Clayton County (GA) school district, fifth-largest in the state, is guided by a strategic improvement plan that outlines academic and personal goals, ...

Clayton County Schools At-A-Glance

 Students: 55,034 Ethnicity: Asian- 3.5%, Black- 69.6%, Hispanic- 21.8%, Multiracial- 2.5%, White- 2%, Other- >1%. Cultural diversity: 22% of students speaking languages other ...

Schoology Builds Certified Partner Program

The learning management and assessment platform provider Schoology (New York) in September expanded the Certified Partner Program it launched earlier this year as a vehicle for ...

Discovery Expands School Partnerships

Discovery Education this school year is providing STEM/STEAM-focused content and professional learning support to Laguna Elementary School and Navajo Elementary School in the ...

Workforce Training Grants Awarded

The U. S. Department of Education in October awarded Innovation & Modernization Grants, under a Perkins program that funds career and technical education, to school districts, ...

Charter Funding Focuses on Opportunity Zones

The U.S. Department of Education in October announced a new initiative to promote the creation and expansion of high-quality public charter schools in Opportunity Zones across the ...

People Briefs, Oct. 18, 2019

K12 Inc. (Herndon, VA) in October named Charles “Tony” Bennett senior vice president academics and external relations, charged with managing and implementing initiatives and ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, Oct. 18, 2019

The digital learning and data platform Edsby (Ontario, Canada) in October added built-in integration with the Aspen student information system from Follett School Solutions (McHenry, ...

Financial Briefs, Oct. 18, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education in October awarded more than $20 million in new funding to support innovative teacher preparation models intended to prepare prospective and new ...

News Briefs, Oct. 18, 2019

ExploreLearning, a Cambium Learning (Dallas) company, in October added a new math fact learning game called SQ’World to its Reflex supplemental math product for grades 2-8. Reflex ...

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