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2014-08-19 23:11:37

In first year of implementation, students see significant gains with students in blended learning reading classrooms on average exceeding their NWEA growth expectations by 50% (growing 1.5 years in a single year) and students in math blended classrooms on average exceeding the NWEA expected growth by 21% (growing 1.21 years in a single year). Students in blended classrooms also outperformed their peers in non-blended classrooms. Middletown, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 The Enlarged City...

2014-08-19 16:31:33

County-wide online public charter schools continue to grow in popularity as Florida families recognize advantages offered by individualized online learning LARGO, Fla., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students attending Florida Virtual Academy public charter schools in eight counties across the state began the 2014-2015 school year on August 18, 2014. Each of the Florida Virtual Academy charter schools use the award-winning K¹² curriculum and provide support from Florida-certified...

2014-08-19 12:32:41

NICOMA PARK, Okla., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy, a public online school serving students in grades K-12, will have hundreds of students returning to school Tuesday, August 26 - without ever leaving their homes. "Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy is committed to inspiring and preparing children to achieve the highest levels of academic achievement through the innovative, challenging, and research-based K¹² curriculum," said Sheryl Tatum,...

2014-08-19 08:37:24

Easy Creation of Adobe Connect Meeting Rooms, Scheduling and Registration from Blackboard Learn DENVER, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Today, MeetingOne a highly regarded Adobe Gold Partner (VAR), announces the availability of MeetingOne's Adobe Connect integration for Blackboard®. It is the latest version of the adaptor previously released from Adobe. MeetingOne offers the highest quality of integrated audio for Adobe Connect, and unique customized solutions for the education...

2014-08-18 16:24:09

Verizon/Digital Promise Program to Provide Students, Teachers With Tablets; Teachers to Receive Training on Effective Use of Mobile Technology in Learning VISTA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rancho Minerva Middle School and Vista Innovation and Design Academy are among eight schools in the nation chosen to take part in an innovative program focusing on the greater use of mobile technology in education to enhance their studies in the classroom and at home. In addition,...

2014-08-16 23:02:56

An official celebration of the launch if Intrepid Learning's first-ever "MOOC on Corporate MOOCs", a content marketing MOOC run on the Intrepid Corporate MOOC platform. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 Intrepid Learning is proud to announce the successful launch of its first-ever “MOOC on Corporate MOOCs." The three-week course concluded on July 7, 2014, attracting over 1500 registrants from a diverse range of corporations. The MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)...

2014-08-15 12:27:31

Verizon/Digital Promise Program to Provide Students, Teachers With Tablets; Teachers to Receive Training on Effective Use of Mobile Technology in Learning LEVITTOWN, Pa., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bristol Township School District's emphasis on teaching 21st century skills has been enhanced significantly as a new member of a program supported by Digital Promise and the Verizon Foundation. Under the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) program, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Neil...

2014-08-13 23:10:15

Four Schools Awarded Amazing Grants for Commitment to Engage Students and Teachers Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The Lightspeed Systems Foundation, a fund of Kern Community Foundation, serves administrators, educators, and students by awarding competitive grants that impact the learning community. Through Amazing Grants, the Lightspeed Systems Foundation monetarily rewards K12 schools in the United States for exemplary digital learning projects that result in inspired teachers,...

2014-08-12 23:08:19

Education veteran Angela Kinlaw to lead new “blended” public charter school that will combine classroom-based and virtual instruction for students in New Orleans. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Connections Education, Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), and Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) are pleased to announce that TMCF Collegiate Academy @ SUNO (TMCF@SUNO), the unique new addition to the New Orleans public education scene, has named New Orleans educator Angela...

2014-08-12 16:33:10

Online, competency-based university offers up to $3,000 scholarship for transfer students facing unemployment, school closures AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the millions of Americans with some college credit but no degree, finally finishing that bachelor's or master's degree can truly be a lifesaver. But many students enroll in college only to find themselves in need of rescue once again--from rising tuition rates, excessive loan debt, unemployment, or, recently,...


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