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New small group instruction tools offered by Scholastic

Scholastic launched Guided Reading Short Reads, a K6 resource for text comprehension, and Leveled Bookroom 3rd Edition, which focuses on leveled texts, assessments, and new technology tools for shared reading.

mehealth health software solution debuts Spanish-language capability

mehealth for ADHD's digital platform, which implements American Academy of Pediatrics' clinical guidelines and DSM-5 to automate the ADHD evaluation process, now includes a Spanish-language component.

Researchomatic launches bibliography maker

A new bibliography maker for students, teachers, researchers and scholars has been released by Researchomatic. The citation generator can be accessed from Researchomatic’s website, without any charges.

Interstellar lesson plans offered by Google Play for Education

Google Play for Education has teamed up with Interstellar and Google Certified Teachers to launch a new program for middle and high school students to explore mathematical, scientific and literary concepts discussed in the Interstellar film. Over 20 lesson plans created by Google Certified Teachers are available.

New Edgenuity course prepares students to be responsible online

Edgenuity debuted its new Online Learning and Digital Citizenship curriculum, which includes lessons on interacting with digital curriculum, understanding digital leadership and safety, practicing proper “netiquette,” dealing with online harassment and cyberbullying, and a range of other topics.

School Specialty takes new LEAP into schools

The latest edition of School Specialty, Inc.'s Language Enrichment Activities for Preschool (LEAP) will soon be available as part of the company’s Early Childhood product offering. The pre-K solution is a multi-curricular program in the areas of language acquisition, literacy, math, social studies, and social and emotional development skills, among other subjects.

Curriculum Foundry pilot announced by's new Curriculum Foundry is ready for the beta pilot stage and the application process has been opened. Curriculum Foundry provides a searchable content repository that includes vetted open education resources and tools to build and share curriculum.

The New York Times launches in-school digital program In-School Access, a new digital subscription offering for K12 institutions, has been launched by The New York Times. The subscription offers full web access to on any device within a school’s IP range, with no login required.

Accelerated Reader 360 launched by Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning rolled out Accelerated Reader 360 (AR 360). While AR provides personalized, independent reading practice, the new AR 360 adds access to digital informational texts and instructional skills practice activities.

California startup showcases new app for preschool teachers

Learning Genie unveiled its new cross-platform app with mobile versions for iPad and Android, plus a web portal. The app enables preschool teachers to create daily reports, record portfolio assessments and increase parent engagement via the mobile internet technology.