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La. district credits Scientific Learning’s software with improved skills

After the St. Mary Parish School System students using the Fast ForWord program achieved gains on the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) tests, the district began extending its use to all schools.

LA charter to deploy online speech therapy with PresenceLearning

Following a pilot program, Synergy Academies, a Los Angeles USD-affiliated urban charter, has continued to partner with PresenceLearning to expand the program to give online access to perform evaluations, manage student cases and conduct online therapy sessions.

ASCD releases 2014 PD Online course catalog for K12 educators

The new catalog offers more than 100 user-friendly courses developed by ASCD authors and experts available anytime, anywhere to educators, including 21 new PD Online courses.

ASCD offers expanded onsite and blended professional learning

The organization announced the new ASCD Professional Learning Services, enabling districts to receive greater customized professional development, available in on-site or blended solutions.

PALS and PALS espanol selected by Colo. BOE

CaseNEX, LLC announced that the Colorado Board of Education voted to include PALS and PALS espanol's inclusion on the Reading to Ensure Academic Development.

NCLD’s State of Learning Disabilities report released

The report captures data about the 2.4 million students whose learning disabilities have been formally identified and provides a lens through which to understand and address the needs of the additional 15% with unidentified, unaddressed issues.

Video Insight awards First School Security In-Kind Grant to Mich. school

The developer is awarding the first of a year-long $250,000 grant program to Monroe Public Schools. Each month of 2014, Video Insight will award a school or college the equipment necessary to implement a video surveillance solution.

SunPower awards engineering curriculum grants to California public schools

The company awarded schools in four districts a total of $85,000 in grants in partnership with Project Lead The Way to support the implementation of STEM curricula for students.

Discovery Education adds integrated physics/chemistry course to science techbook for Texas

Built from the ground-up and developed specifically for Texas districts, the new IPC course is fully aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards.

NEC Display Solutions adds two digital models to M Series short-throw projectors

The commercial LCD display and projector provider’s two new digital products bring the projector closer to the whiteboard, eliminating shadows and glare.