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Grant brings MIND Research Institute's math program to 19 Pa. schools

Hyundai Motor America and MIND Research Institute are giving a grant to expand a math program in Philadelphia public schools. The grant brings MIND’s ST Math software program to 6,300 students and 280 teachers at 19 campuses in the School District of Philadelphia this school year.

Charter educator training facility opened by Charter Schools USA

Charter Schools USA opened Leading Edge, a training facility with on-site trainings and virtual seminars to be used for charter school teachers, principals, assistant principals and staff.

Promethean introduces new ActivPanel displays

Promethean's ActivPanel, available in four sizes, enables up to 10 unique touches and includes built-in stereo speakers and ActivInspire Professional software.

New professional learning software released by Eduplanet21

Eduplanet21 will roll out its new software platform with an enhanced user interface, new organizational and planning tools and easier access to content allowing more opportunities for collaboration.

Data platform expanded by Edmentum

Edmentum's Edmentum Sensei has expanded its intuitive reporting for teachers using Study Island and has added new views in Plato Courseware and Edmentum Assessments. With the actionable data platform, educators can track standards mastery data to make formative instructional decisions.

Questar Assessment to develop Washington, D.C.'s middle school social studies field test

The District of Columbia Public Schools has chosen Questar Assessment Inc. to develop assessment items to be administered online for social studies assessment for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.

Peachjar launched in South Carolina district

Florence School District One has implemented Peachjar’s system for distributing school flyers electronically. The system was implemented for free since local community partners pay a small service fee to distribute their school-approved eflyers and post them online.

Teach For America and InGenius Prep team up to help low-income students

InGenius Prep, an admissions counseling company, is partnering with Teach For America on a pilot program that will recruit teachers to identify and select 10-12 high school juniors from under-resourced neighborhoods. The students will receive mentorship from college admissions experts through the college application process.

Fluor Corporation helps bring in blended learning math programs

The MIND Research Institute announced a $150,000 grant from Fluor Corporation’s giving arm, the Fluor Foundation, to bring a blended learning math program to four schools in Irvine, Calif., and three schools in Dallas and Houston, Texas.

InfoSnap links with California district

The San Marino USD has converted student registration and payment collection from a paper-based process to an online form for its more than 3,160 students. InfoSnap developed a customized solution for San Marino that streamlined both processes and provided a way to collect payments and vital data.