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Best Practices for Adopting Proficiency-Based Grading

Started Jun 20, 2014 0 Replies

Alma has released a new whitepaper to help schools that are considering adopting proficiency-based grading. The white paper explores the benefits of proficiency-based grading for teachers, parents…Continue

Tags: Education Technology, Edtech, White Paper, K12 Education, proficiency-based grading

Infographic: The Facts About Teacher Morale and Retention

Started May 6, 2014 0 Replies

Studies suggest that teacher morale has a serious impact on student performance—schools where teachers are more satisfied with working conditions have higher achievement.To demonstrate the connection…Continue

Tags: k12 education, education leadership, teacher retention, teacher appreciation, infographic

Free SIS/LMS software for K-12 Schools

Started Mar 31, 2014 0 Replies

Alma recently launched its new SIS/LMS software system for K-12 schools. The platform consolidates school, classroom and information management into one simple, intuitive and secure cloud-based…Continue

Tags: technology, leaders, edtech, software, LMS

New Practice Test Resource for Teachers and Students

Started Oct 7, 2013 0 Replies

Varsity Tutors recently released a free, online assessment system called Varsity Learning Tools. The resource offers over 10,000 assessment questions across more than 95 academic subjects and…Continue

Tags: tests, assessments, practice, teacher, resources

 

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Tell our School Leadership 2.0 community a little bit about yourself. Feel free to post your email address and website. Also feel free to list your areas of interest. This will help other members dialogue with you.
I work in the education sector. I am interested in online media and technology, particularly in how they can affect and influence the learning process.
What is your present job title?
Consultant
At what school level do you work?
K-12, College/University
Where do you work?
Other location in USA

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Engrade Raises $5M to Accelerate Expansion of Platform, Districts Served

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 1:46pm 0 Comments

Engrade, the district-level education platform that unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district’s software and systems, today announced it has secured $5 million in a Series B funding round to accelerate its nationwide expansion and product development. The company has grown rapidly in recent years as it has worked with schools and districts to solve one of the most…

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Adaptive Learning in Higher Education: A Reality Check

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 11:31am 0 Comments

Today, the higher education marketplace is thick with companies and organizations claiming to have “personalized learning” or “adaptive learning” capabilities.  Companies are using this language in their sales and marketing efforts, creating confusion for institutions as they grapple with determining an approach to personalized learning that matches their students’ and instructors’ needs.  But if one cuts through the clutter, adaptive learning may be one key capable of actually unshackling…

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Kickboard Raises $2 Million in Series A Funding Led By New Markets Venture Partners and Two Sigma Ventures

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Kickboard, a web-based school analytics platform that allows educators and school leaders to capture, analyze and securely share critical student performance data, announced today that it has received $2 million in Series A funding led by New Markets Venture Partners and Two Sigma Ventures, with participation from several angel investors. The new round adds to $800,000 from previous seed and angel rounds, bringing the total amount…

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