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SAM Labs Launches New Hands-On, Learn to Code Course Kit for Grades 4-8
Fully integrated with micro:bit and Google Workbench, Learn to Code is the newest education product from the award-winning developer of engaging STEAM learning experiences

PHILADELPHIA June 24, 2019 – At ISTE 2019, SAM Labs is releasing the innovative Learn to Code Course Kit — a block-based coding curriculum for grades four through eight — that integrates with micro:bit, the handheld, programmable micro-computer, and Workbench, the student programming canvas. Click to Tweet.

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Not-to-be-missed new blog series by John Baker will focus on the decades ahead

John Baker, President and CEO of global learning leader D2L, is launching an innovative new blog series on the future of education — featuring some very big names in the field.

As part of D2L’s 20th birthday celebration, we wanted to do something to share insights with the greater community,” said Baker. “This new blog — Learning2030 — will cover the rapidly changing direction and influences on the future of education and work.”

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LearnWell Announces Collin Earnst as CEO

Plymouth, Mass. — June 18, 2019 — LearnWell has announced the appointment of Collin Earnst as chief executive officer. Earnst, who has served as interim CEO since February, will continue with the day-to-day leadership of the company and spearhead its expansion within the K-12 education and behavioral health markets.

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New ‘Indigo’ release promises to delight educators

NORTH AMERICA (May 14, 2019) — Global learning technology leader D2L today announced ‘Indigo’ — the newest release of its Brightspace learning platform — one that further evolves the platform for all users by making it more intuitive and engaging while saving them time.  

The Indigo release provides education users with the following capabilities.


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Gaggle Becomes a Google for Education Premier Partner

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Charlotte Andrist, Nickel Communications PR
(770) 310-5244

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (June 4, 2019) – Gaggle, a school safety company, announced today that it has joined the Google for Education technology program as a Premier Partner. Gaggle supports schools and districts that use G Suite for Education by monitoring Google accounts for early warning signs of students in crisis.

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National Survey Takes Pulse of American Public on What Matters in Learning
Majority Support Tailoring Instruction to Help Address Learner Variability

May 21, 2019 | Washington, D.C. – At least 75 percent of public school parents, teachers, and the American public believe most students are capable of reaching high levels of educational achievement, according to a survey conducted by Langer Research Associates of New York for Digital Promise Global’s Learner Variability Project.

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The Power of Team Generates Sold-Out Building Expertise Conference
Registration for annual K-12 education conference in Orlando is full.

West Palm Beach, FL—May 21, 2019—Learning Sciences International announced today that its annual Building Expertise conference for educators has sold out with more than 1,600 registrations. This year’s conference, taking place in Lake Buena Vista, Florida June 12-14, will focus on “The Power of Team,” with dozens of in-demand sessions to strengthen classroom and leadership practices.

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itslearning LMS Now Gives Students More Ownership of their Learning by Enabling Teachers to Share Their Progress Reports with Them
Enhanced 360° Reports deepens student engagement and helps them better understand how they are mastering course content

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Charlotte Andrist

Boston, MA and Bergen, Norway – May 16, 2019 – Interacting and sharing is an integral part of the way students and educators use itslearning. The latest version of the award-winning learning management system is making it easier for teachers to help students evaluate their own learning progress. From Release 106, teachers have the option of sharing the itslearning 360° Reports with their students on a course-by-course basis.

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Graduating seniors seek purpose and turn to Global Citizen Year to find it.
The 8-month US-headquartered immersive global gap year program number of applicants doubles for third consecutive year and will be accepting applications through May 10th.

April 29th, 2019 -- As the nation reels from the still-widening college admissions scandal, Global Citizen Year, a transformative gap year experience for tomorrow’s global changemakers, is seeing record-breaking application numbers for the third year in a row.

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Assessment Systems Corporation to Host First Assessment Conference Focused on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Assessment
The International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT) Conference will take place in Minneapolis, June 10-13

MINNEAPOLISMarch 25, 2019Assessment Systems Corporation (ASC), the Minnesota-based international leader in adaptive and AI-enabled assessment, today announced it will host the 2019 conference of the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT), June 10 -13 in Minneapolis – the first gathering of worldwide assessment researchers and sponsors to explicitly focus on AI (artificial intelligence) and machine