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Computer-based model helps students master foundational math skills

Built on the same research-based model as Istation Reading, Istation Math offers game-like computer-adaptive formative assessments for students in pre-K through eighth grade and adaptive online instruction for those in pre-K through fifth grade.

New web-based program focused on boosting strategy use

The SMARTS Online curriculum helps middle and high school students overcome learning and attention difficulties through the teaching of executive function skills such as organizing, prioritizing, shifting approaches flexibly and more.

Programs challenge students to explore sustainability at early age

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an international, K12 organization focused on increasing interest and participation in science and technology, is tasking students to discover the hidden world of trash as part of its 2015-2016 FIRST LEGO League and Junior FIRST LEGO League seasons.

NextTier v3.2 ready to help students with college admissions process

The latest version of NextTier Education’s mobile and web apps is set for release next week. With the apps, students are presented with a prioritized task list that guides them through the nuances specific to each college’s application when they add colleges to their NextTier account.

Knewton launches open adaptive learning platform

With the free, open personalized learning platform, Knewton will host open content and free supplemental lessons on a variety of subjects and grade levels, starting with K12 math, English, science and history.

Cengage Learning launches student-centric app for on-the-go learning

Developed based on student feedback, MindTap Mobile allows students to access many features of Cengage Learning's MindTap e-learning platform directly from their smartphones.

Upgraded version of personalized learning application released

Epiphany Learning, a personalized learning startup, has launched version 2.0 of its Epiphany Learning Personalized Learning Application. New features include teachers dashboards, grading support, co-teaching tools and more.

New English language arts curriculum debuted

Through its recent partnership with John Wiley and Sons, Inc., PCG Education will offer the Paths to College and Career English Language Arts Curriculum for grades 6-12 in print and digital formats to educators nationally.

New enrollment platform for all New York City charters

SchoolMint will be the primary mobile platform for application and enrollment processes for all New York City charter schools. Currently, the admissions and communications platform supports over 70 charter schools across the city.

Cameras improve Texas district's school security

In Corpus Christi, the Flour Bluff ISD recently upgraded to an Arecont Vision megapixel IP camera system that includes more than 130 cameras watching the district's six campuses.