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Hooked on Phonics to debut classroom mobile app with free access on National Teacher Day

Hooked on Phonics is launching its mobile app, The Big Reading Show Classroom, on May 5. The app is an interactive exploration of letters, words, text concepts, phonemic awareness and vocabulary.

NWEA and DC Charter Association sign assessment collaboration

The new partnership between Northwest Evaluation Association and the DC Association of Chartered Public Schools will make the Measures of Academic Progress assessment available to charter school organization's members and provide access to online professional development resources through Destination PD.

New web-based food service platform debuted

NutriStudents K-12, a new, web-based self-operated food service platform from CKC Good Food, has been launched to help school districts comply with federal guidelines for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.

Pearson launches new literacy assessment app for iPad

The Developmental Reading Assessment - Second Edition PLUS (DRA2+) iPad app guides teachers through the formative reading assessment as they observe, record and evaluate changes in reading performances of students in grades K-8.

New alliance between SunGard K-12 Education and Parchment

SunGard K-12 Education has selected Parchment as its premier provider for the secure transmission of electronic academic credentials, including transcripts, for the nearly 1,400 public school districts and charter schools using SunGard K-12’s eSchoolPLUS student information system. solution integrates with Google Drive

Curriculum Foundry will integrate with Google Drive starting next school year. The integration allows districts using Google Apps for Education to share the lessons, units and courses they have created in's digital content solution.

New online service offering live special education instruction

To help special education departments with staffing issues, PresenceLearning is offering access to fully credentialed, qualified special education teachers located remotely who can deliver special education instruction to students with mild, moderate and severe needs.

Turnitin announces automated writing assessment program

Turnitin Scoring Engine provides instant scoring of student-written texts in online learning environments, or for assessing essays at the district, state or institutional level. The Turnitin service can also assist in evaluating writing for course placement and matriculation exams.

California district chooses ORIGO curriculum

Santa Clara Unified School District has selected ORIGO's Stepping Stones, a comprehensive, web-based, core mathematics program, as its new math curriculum for students in grades K-5.

Hatch Early Learning offers PBS KIDS apps on new tablets

Several PBS KIDS apps will be included on all new Hatch iStartSmart Mobile tablets to improve kindergarten readiness skills in preschool classrooms nationwide. The apps focus on building essential reading, math and social-emotional skills while exploring song creation, imagination and creative problem solving.