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EdNET Insight September 1, 2017

PreK-12 Market

Green Comma Offers Free Access To History of Vietnam War

MI DOE Approves Renaissance Reading Assessment Solutions

RIF Launches New Digital Destination

Legends of Learning Updates Platform

Top MI Districts Adopt Hobsons’ Naviance

ASSIST Announces Full Integration with Apex Learning® Content

Wasatch County Schools Partner with Discovery Education

Learning Upgrade Adds Elementary Math Courses to Support ELLs

Edgenuity Releases UpSmart for Middle School ELA and Math

Kaplan Test Prep and Chegg Partner on Test Prep

Knewton To Use Learnosity’s Assessment Solutions

» More PreK-12 Market Headlines


Kahoot! Launches Kahoot! Studio Learning Games

Kids Discover Announces Single Sign-On Capability

Kajeet® Partners with All Four Major U.S. Wireless Carriers

TLC Releases Updates to the CARL

» More Technology Headlines


Stevens Institute of Technology Secures NSFFunding

Program To Be To Be the Subject of Rigorous Research Studies

CCC! Streaming Media Thriving

Vista Equity Partners To Acquire EAB

CatchOn Joins Google for Education Partner Program

PowerSchool Celebrates 20 Years in K-12 EdTech

» More Business Headlines


Novo Nordisk and Discovery Education Launch National Community Health Challenge

» More Announcements

From the Editor
Anne Wujcik, Editor

Anne Wujcik, Editor

PDK released the results of its 49th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools this week. While polls of the public about topics like American education reflect public opinion at one point in time, it is true that this specific poll has a long history and can provide a lot of historical context, allowing readers to see how opinion has changed over time. It also explores public attitudes towards emerging trends in the K-12 arena.

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Market Insights
Connecting the Dots

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She Snoops For Scoops
Vicki Smith Bigham

Vicki Smith Bigham

What a week it has been. We are so thankful Hurricane Harvey has moved away from us in Houston and pray it does not harm any others on its path. We took in some water and dealt with some flooded streets, but that is nothing compared to the devastation so many have suffered. We have so much to be thankful for. Just one mile from here, homes and businesses were under water. The pictures on the news cannot truly capture what has happened. We are extremely thankful and have appreciated all of the calls, texts, Facebook messages, and e-mails—your support and prayers have been felt deeply. My heart breaks for those who have lost so much, but the people here and beyond will help all of those needing support to rebuild. Those hands and that support will be needed for a long time to come. We will do what is needed. But I do have news of colleagues and friends to share now so let's turn to that good news!

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Feature Stories

Poll Shows Parents Value, Trust, and Rely on Education Data

Data Quality Campaign — Thursday, August 31, 2017

According to a new national poll, parents of school children value, trust, and rely on publicly reported education data and individual data about their child to make important decisions to help their child succeed. Nearly all parents polled (94 percent) support teachers’ use of data to make sure that students are getting all the support and enrichment they need, up from 90 percent in 2015. Also, 88 percent of parents trust that their child’s school is keeping their child’s data private and secure, an improvement from 81 percent in 2015.

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NMC and CoSN Release the Horizon Report > 2017 K-12 Edition

New Media Consortium — Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The New Media Consortium (NMC), in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), is releasing the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2017 K-12 Edition made possible by mindSpark Learning. To inform strategic technology planning and educational policy decision-making, the report delivers succinct summaries and analysis of major technological themes and challenges, highlighting implications for in-practice applications. Building upon research from the 2016 report on emerging global technologies, the 2017 edition expands the evaluation to the five-year impact of innovative practices and technologies for K-12 education across the globe. This latest publication is part of the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research endeavor designed to identify and describe developments in technology that are likely to impact teaching, learning, and creative inquiry.

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