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2011-05-02 14:40:00

SAUSALITO, Calif., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Math Solutions®, a leader in K-12 mathematics instruction and professional development for educators, today announced a new multimedia professional development resource designed to help educators encourage conversation, discourse and "Math Talk" in the classroom. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100907/SCHOLASTICLOGO) Classroom Discussions: Seeing Math Discourse in Action is the latest addition to Math Solutions'...

2011-04-21 10:17:00

MONTEREY, Calif., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leader in PreK-12 and adult education assessments, and Turning Technologies, a leading provider of student response systems, today announce a strategic alliance that integrates CTB's Acuity UnWired® system with Turning Technologies' TurningKey® software. This interoperability provides direct communication to Acuity® through the TurningKey software, saving teachers hours...

2011-04-13 10:43:00

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Learning, Inc. (Nasdaq: RLRN) announced today that Accelerated Math, MathFacts in a Flash, and all three STAR assessment products have been reevaluated by the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) and again received the highest possible ratings as progress monitoring tools. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001108/RENAISSANCELOGO) Accelerated Math and MathFacts in a Flash are the only two programs...

2011-04-13 06:50:00

SAN ANTONIO, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PCI Education, the number-one provider of resources for students with special needs, announces the launch of Momentum Math® Grade Level Editions, a flexible and targeted mathematics intervention solution for students in grades 6-8. The program is designed to engage all learners, including students with special needs and English language learners, who have given up on math because they have fallen behind. Through a series of...

2011-04-07 15:22:00

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Learning (Nasdaq: RLRN) announced today that it has begun the development of an application to enable AR quizzing on mobile devices. Because of the expanding use of mobile devices in the K-12 market, the application will enable students to take AR quizzes on some of today's most popular handheld mobile devices. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001108/RENAISSANCELOGO) The app will provide Accelerated Reader...

2011-03-30 15:14:00

PITTSBURGH, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carnegie Learning Math Series, the new research-based core and supplemental middle school curricula, are now available for preview via dynamic online demonstration problems, video walk-throughs, and a text sampling tool. An expansion of the company's research-based high school math curricula, the Carnegie Learning Math Series is designed to close the achievement gap by providing individualized learning for math students in grades 6-8 that...

2011-03-23 08:30:00

MONTEREY, Calif., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of Pre K-12 and adult education assessments, and SMART Technologies, Inc. (SMART), a pioneer of classroom technology solutions, announce that Acuity UnWired® now supports three SMART Response(TM) interactive response systems. The collaboration between CTB and SMART further expands the use of Acuity by classroom teachers to track student performance directly and use SMART Response...

2011-03-21 09:29:00

MONTEREY, Calif., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK-12 and adult education assessments, today announced the release of a case study documenting the value of the company's Acuity® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution. The study describes the San Bruno Park, Calif. School District's experience using Acuity® as a predictive assessment of student achievement on the California Standards Tests. Acuity has provided the...

2011-03-18 09:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Council of Great City Schools and USA TODAY Unite to Make a Difference Forum, Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson highlighted the work of four Loudoun County High School students who won top honors in a nationally-recognized, socially-networked, problem-solving game called InterroBang. The event, in which Secretary Robinson will be participating, will bring together the country's largest urban school districts,...

2011-03-09 10:08:00

MONTEREY, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK-12 and adult education assessments, today announced the release of several new technology enhancements to the company's award-winning Acuity® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution. These enhancements provide educators with a deeper understanding of student achievement and progress in order to provide more personalized, targeted instruction. Developed in close collaboration with...