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ednetinsight.com September 8, 2017
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PreK-12 Market

SchoolMint Partners with WSIPC

Val Verde USD Announces New Collaboration with Discovery Education

IDEA Public Schools Partners with Edthena for Video Coaching

Performance Matters and SchoolPay Partner on Payments for PD

Benchmark Releases Digital Independent Writing Program

» More PreK-12 Market Headlines

Technology

Lexia Learning Releases iPad App for Lexia RAPID Assessment

InFocus Introduces First Open Android Touch Display

CDI Partners With EdTechTeam to Offer PD

West and Education Funding Partners To Offer adNet Tool

America's Navy and Discovery Education Offer STEM Virtual Field Trip

itslearning's Newest User Interface and Onboarding Updates

World Book Launches At-Home Learning Product

» More Technology Headlines

Business

eSchool Media Launches Platform for Business Education Industry Thought Leaders

PR with Panache! To Share Data-Driven Approach to Marketing

Education.com Becomes Renaissance Growth Alliance Partner

Education Technology Startup Classcraft Secures $2.8M Funding Round

» More Business Headlines

Announcements

Toshiba and NSTA 26th Annual ExploraVision Competition

Primary Concepts Launches Student Art Contest

» More Announcements

From the Editor
Anne Wujcik, Editor

Anne Wujcik, Editor

Well it appears we now have a three-month Continuing Resolution that will keep the federal government operating until mid-December. The legislation passed in the Senate on Thursday. The House is voting on the legislation today (Friday) and it is expected to pass largely on the strength of Democratic votes. The CR comes as part of the deal the President crafted along with leading Congressional Democrats to extend the debt ceiling as well as provide emergency funding for hurricane relief.

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Voice from the Industry
Gene M. Kerns, Ed.D; VP and Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance

Using Assessment-Driven Solutions to Empower the Personalized Learning Classroom

by Gene M. Kerns, Ed.D; VP and Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance

As countless educators who have successfully navigated the road to personalization can attest to, the destination of student mastery is well worth the journey. And just as drivers trust a GPS to get them to their destination, educators are using assessment and instruction solutions to gain reliable insights to inform their approach to personalized learning.

  • Assessment solutions offer the fastest route
  • A bright future ahead
  • Personalized learning: It’s about the journey and the destination

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She Snoops For Scoops
Vicki Smith Bigham

Vicki Smith Bigham

Wow, end of this short but busy week and hair on fire—so much going on as we prepare to bring you the best EdNET ever! You're going to love it! Hope your week has been a good one, friends. Stop what you are doing and check out this week's scoops and, of course, look to see who is coming to EdNET....

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Feature Stories

Underserved Learners Lag Far Behind Peers in College & Career Readiness According to 2017 ACT Score Results

ACT — Thursday, September 7, 2017

Underserved students lag far behind their peers when it comes to college and career readiness, and the more underserved characteristics that students possess, the less likely they are to be ready. These findings are reported in The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2017, ACT’s annual score report, which was released today. Underserved students, who represent nearly half (46 percent) of ACT-tested 2017 U.S. high school graduates, are defined as students who would be the first generation in their family to attend college, come from low-income families and/or self-identify their race/ethnicity as minority. Research suggests students with any of these three characteristics are less likely than others to have access to high-quality educational and career planning opportunities and resources.

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