2-Way Translation for Teachers & Parents

ParentSquare recently announced that they have just added a new feature called Smart Two-Way Translation. This new feature allows educators to communicate with non-English speaking families in real-time. Smart Two-Way Translation ensures that messages sent by teachers and administrators are received by families in their preferred language. Not only that, but…
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Writing Prompts to Match Lexile

Turnitin recently announced they have added Lexile measures to their instructional writing program- Revision Assistant. (A child's Lexile measure indicates what level they are currently reading at.) This is great news, because a student will score much higher on their test if the writing prompt is on their reading level…
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Renting Textbooks/Making College More Affordable

In an effort to make college more affordable, around 50 editions of Pearson's high volume titles will be available by a “rental-only” model through Chegg this coming fall.  All rental prices will be under $100 and electronic versions will cost even less.  At the beginning of the year, Pearson announced a…
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“Read on myON” Program

We came across an article announcing the launch of the 6th annual "Read on myON" program.  Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), along with nine community partners, announced the summer reading initiative with myON.  MyON is the leading provider of personalized literacy solutions for grades K-12. The community-wide program, "Read on myON"…
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Parent Satisfaction

Now more than ever parent satisfaction is becoming a critical driver in the success of schools especially in private school settings. We came across an article by Gary Falcon explaining what parents today value most when it comes to private schools. "Private school parents are frequently cited as more satisfied with…
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Coding for Kids

Kids seem to be getting more and more into coding these days. Lucky for them, they now have Codeverse. Codeverse is the world's first hackable classroom. It's vertically integrated technology platform is designed specifically for children ages 6 to 12. It uses a kid-friendly programming language called "KidScript" and a…
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