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EdNET Insight September 15, 2017

PreK-12 Market

Capstone Teams with SLJ for Capstone Rewards Program

Follett Announces Popular Rewards Program

Westchester Publishing and FableVision Sign Agreement

Number of CA Districts Using SchoolMint Nearly Triples

DreamBox Learning® Connects Print Materials and Adaptive Learning Technology

Benchmark's Program Matches Student Books to Individual ELA Standards

BrightBytes and ESC Region 10 Expand Partnership

Council Bluffs Schools Prepares FutureReady Graduates

South Bend Schools Launch New Partnership with Discovery Education

Portland Public Schools Renews Partnership with Edthena

Classworks Launches Digital Learning Fund with DonorsChoose.Org

x2VOL's Official Service Transcript™ Available via Parchment

Curriculum Associates Launches i-Ready® Lessons for K-2

» More PreK-12 Market Headlines


Lightspeed Systems Announces Filter Bypass Controls

PULSE Brings Robots to Life

SchoolDude Debuts Education Operations Health Index

Vernier Partners with the Association for Multicultural Science Education

NJ to Allow Reimbursement for Speech-Therapy Provided via Telehealth and Voyager Sopris Learning Launch PLC on Adaptive Literacy

Lightspeed Systems Relay for Chrome

» More Technology Headlines


ACT Workkeys To Be Offered in Mexico

» More World Headlines


CELT Announces Expanded Business Enabling Practice

Carnegie Learning Acquers Globaloria

» More Business Headlines


Global Knowledge Upgrades On-Demand Learning Experience

» More Announcements

From the Editor
Anne Wujcik, Editor

Anne Wujcik, Editor

Last week, the Education Commission of the States released "Beyond the Core: Advancing Student Success Through the Arts." The report details research that shows that arts education can have dramatic effects on critical 21st century skills, such as creativity, teamwork and perseverance. Further, while arts education supports success across student groups, disadvantaged and at-risk students often see even greater success through these programs. The arts also provide students with tools and practice in creatively making decisions and solving problems when no prescribed answers exist.

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Voice from the Industry
Mark Luetzelschwab, President, Euphoric

The Forgotten Mainstream – College Bound Not College Ready

by Mark Luetzelschwab, President, Euphoric

Although participation in Advanced Placement and dual credit programs has doubled over the past decade, more than half of this year’s college freshmen had no successful practice with college-level work while they were in high school. Most of these students will fail to complete college on time and will end up burdened with student loans yet lacking a college degree and unable to fill one of the 65% of new jobs that require a postsecondary degree. We call these students the “Forgotten Mainstream,” and they are overrepresented by low-income, minority, and first-generation college students.

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She Snoops For Scoops
Vicki Smith Bigham

Vicki Smith Bigham

Ok friends, happy Friday! The Snoop is headed to Scottsdale tomorrow as our team prepares for EdNET 2017, and I sure hope you are headed there, too. It will be an amazing time, both in learning from the programming planned and with that all-important networking. I hope you have your sessions and appointments planned, but before you head out, check out the scoop I have for you this week and some last-minute EdNET messages....

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Feature Stories

NSBA Center for Public Education Study Finds Public Schools Offer the Broadest Range of Educational Choices

Center for Public Education Study — Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A new report -- "Busting the Myth of 'one-size-fits all' Public Education," -- from the Center for Public Education (CPE) found an abundance of choice in public schools, both in program offerings and school selection. CPE is the research tank for the National School Boards Association (NSBA). The report comes at an opportune time with the increasing focus in Washington, D.C. and state capitals on educational choice. Public schools are not the monolith critics of public education make them out to be. CPE found that the broadest range of educational and extracurricular options exists in public schools. The report notes that while larger public high schools offer more program choices than smaller ones, even small public schools do better compared to private high schools in programs for which data is available:

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New Speak Up Data Released from 500,000 Surveys on Student Use of Technology

Project Tomorrow — Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Chromebooks, challenging Internet speeds, Google Apps, online language classes, educational gaming and using technology for learning more outside of school - these are all part of the life of a middle school student today, according to new data from Project Tomorrow's Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning released on Friday during a Congressional briefing New data on flipped, blended and virtual learning, and on students' access to the Internet and to mobile devices in and out of school were also released via new Speak Up infographics. The Speak Up 2016 data comes from more than 500,000 surveys taken by K-12 students, educators and parents across the country from October 2016 through January 2017. More than 138,000 of those surveys came from students in grades 6 to 8.

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