Newsletter | September 13, 2007

9.14.07 -- PLATO Learning Brings Naugatuck Valley Community College To The Web In A New, Exciting Way

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PLATO Learning Brings Naugatuck Valley Community College To The Web In A New, Exciting Way
PLATO Learning, Inc., a leading provider of K–adult computer-based and e-learning solutions, recently announced an agreement with Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) to provide Academic Systems Algebra—a full-course developmental mathematics solution for the college market. The three-course series offers students at the Waterbury, Conn., college enhanced opportunities to understand, master, and apply the principles of algebra in a flexible, interactive, and anytime/anywhere online format ...

Aventa Learning Announces College Board Approval Of 22 Advanced Placement Courses
Aventa Learning, a leading provider of online learning content and services to K-12 educational institutions, announced recently that the College Board, a nonprofit association that owns and administers the Advanced Placement Program, has approved all 22 of Aventa Learning's Advanced Placement (AP) courses ...

Spectrum K12 School Solutions, Inc. Secures $5.7M In Expansion Funding
Spectrum K12 School Solutions Inc. provider of Encore the leading special education and Individualized Education Program (IEP) management software, recently announced it has secured an additional round of venture funding led by Updata Partners and Novak Biddle Venture Partners. The funding will be used to accelerate development and marketing of Spectrum K12's patented, award-winning solutions for K-12 school districts...

Jenzabar Announces Upgraded Product For Non-Traditional Students, Jenzabar NTS 2.0
Jenzabar, Inc., the leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, announced recently a product upgrade to Jenzabar Non-Traditional System (Jenzabar NTS), designed to manage and grow non-traditional education programs. The advanced software was developed in response to the growth of online students, adult learners and other non-traditional students as a means to streamline business processes, increase level of service, and measure financial contribution for non-traditional university and college programs...

School District Uses Netop School To Keep Students On Task And Learning
The bell rings and an entire class at Oakridge Middle School sits down to their individual computers to listen to the teacher's lecture on how to create a PowerPoint presentation. You might think that students having their own computers in class would be a teacher's nightmare. Instead of listening to the lecture, they are able to browse the Internet for the latest fashions or instant message their friends. But, the teachers at Collier County School District in Florida have found a solution. NetOp School helps keep students focused and on task while they maximize their learning experience with computers in this technologically savvy world ...

With NCLB Accountability For Science Coming, Curriculum Advantage Rolls Out Classworks Science
Curriculum Advantage, Inc. is launching a new elementary school science program – Classworks Science – at a time when concerns about American students' science proficiency are rising. Results from a recent assessment ranked U.S. secondary students 24th out of 29 countries against their foreign counterparts in math and science competence, a trend that continues to alarm educators and U.S. policy makers ...

Strategic Learning Initiatives: New Learning Process Helped Make Chicago Public School Number One In Reading Gain
The Willa Cather Elementary School, is rated Chicago's number one school in reading improvement for the past school year out of 481 Chicago public elementary schools. Cather showed reading gains at a rate of increase that is nearly seven times faster than the City average. At the heart of the school's success is its work with the Focused Instruction Process (FIP). FIP brings together Strategic Learning Initiatives' (SLI) fifteen years of experience in Chicago with some of the most successful school reform efforts from across the nation ...

Metametrics Launches New Measure Of Student Writing Ability
MetaMetrics Inc. continues to grow its family of scientifically based measures of student achievement with the launch of The Lexile Framework for Writing. Joining the widely adopted Lexile Framework for Reading and The Quantile Framework for Mathematics, The Lexile Framework for Writing enables educators to measure and monitor growth in student writing ability on a common, developmental scale over time and across the curriculum ...

Target Awards $13.7M To Schools Nationwide
In its second donation of 2007, the Target Take Charge of Education school fundraising program awarded more than $13.7M to schools nationwide. Take Charge of Education dollars are donated to schools twice each year, and schools can use the undesignated funds for anything they need from technology to books and school supplies to grants. Since the program's inception in 1997, Target has donated more than $200M in total to schools across the country ...

13,000 Under-Served Students To Expand Their Worlds Through Global Kids Programs In New School Year
The start of the new school year will be particularly special for more than 13,000 students and educators whose academic world will stretch far beyond the classroom – indeed, around the entire globe - as part of the Global Kids program...

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