‘Great Expectations’ Model School Recognized as Texas School of Character

‘Great Expectations’ model school, Northgate Elementary School in Spring, Texas, has been recognized as a Texas School of Character. The award recognizes PK-8 schools and districts that demonstrate outstanding character education initiatives resulting in positive student behavior, school climate and academic performance. more

SIIA Estimates $8.38 Billion US Market for PreK-12 Educational Software and Digital Content

The Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA releases its “ 2014 U.S. Education Technology Industry Market: PreK-12 Report.” Collected from 144 service providers and publishers, the survey data indicate the PreK-12 non-hardware ed tech market has increased from $7.9 billion to $8.38 billion. The survey also reveals that revenues from Online Courses grew 320 percent. At $2.5 billion, Testing and Assessment was the largest single category of any market segment. more

Kansas School Districts Switch to Efficient, Integrated System with Skyward

Two Kansas school districts, Louisburg Unified School District (USD) 416 and Kingman-Norwich Unified School District 331, have selected the Skyward School Management System to streamline student information and business operations. more

National Press Club Newsmaker Event – MEDIA ALERT

Media Alert Social Communication Expert Reveals Cutting-Edge Research on Humanoid Robots for Children with Autism WHAT:   Today, an estimated one in 68 American children are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Humanoid robots have been shown to enhance the development of social communication and emotional skills in students with autism. Research conducted by Dr. Pamela Rollins, MS, Ed. D, CCC-SLP, at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas explores the benefits of humanoid robots delivering curriculum focusing on the development of social communication skills in students with ASD.     WHO:   Dr. Rollins has more than 30 years of experience researching, teaching and clinically practicing with children on the autism spectrum. She will reveal the results of her research surrounding humanoid robots and discuss how they are changing the way educators, therapists and parents work with children with ASD. Fred Margolin and Brad Baird, executives from RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, will join Dr. Rollins for the Newsmaker Event.     WHEN:   Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10-11 a.m.     WHERE:   National Press Club – Bloomberg Room 529 14th St., NW, 13th Floor Between F St. and G St., on the Red, more

Districts Can Now Manage Digital Content with Curriculum Foundry from Learning.com

Learning.com announces that Curriculum Foundry, a solution that helps districts access, organize and share digital resources, is now ready for full-scale district implementation. Through this solution’s comprehensive set of lesson- and unit-development tools, districts can build and share their own curriculum. more

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