10 Ways Educators Are Engaging and Supporting Students During Coronavirus Pandemic

With the impacts of COVID-19 continuing to spread throughout the United States, we wanted to share some of the creative ways educators are engaging and supporting students during the coronavirus school closures. This week, many K12 schools extended their closures through May, while others announced they would not reopen until the Fall. And of course,…

Top 5 Tips to Transform Your Assessment Culture

Last month, we had the opportunity to host a webinar with representatives from Cobb County School District and it did not disappoint! John Floresta, the district’s Chief Strategy & Accountability Officer, along with Lori Horn, the district’s Director of Assessment & Personalized Learning, and Candice Coombs-Davies, a first-grade teacher, shared their insights on how to…

Five Super Resources for Superintendents

This is the third post in a series designed to share the best free resources for educators. Each installment will be tailored to a different role. You can read our post about resources for teachers here, and our post about resources for principals/school administrators here. Part recruiter, part lobbyist, part CEO, part CFO, and so…

Top 5 Resources for Principals and School Administrators

This is the second post in a series designed to share the best free resources for educators. Each installment will be tailored to a different role. You can read our post about resources for teachers here. Our last post in this series was all about the best resources for teachers. It was chock full of…

Best Free Online Resources for Teachers

This is the first post in a series designed to share the best free resources for educators. Each installment will be tailored to a different role….first up, teachers! The internet is full of resources for today’s teachers but filtering through them to find out which ones are most useful can be time-consuming and overwhelming. Everything…

[Webinar] New Year, New Mindset: How to Shift Your District’s Assessment Culture in 2020

We are excited to announce that we just scheduled a new webinar in partnership with Cobb County School District. The webinar, entitled “New Year, New Mindset: How to Shift Your District’s Assessment Culture in 2020,” is scheduled for February 26, 2020, at 3:30 pm ET. REGISTER NOW Having administered over 1.5 million assessments this school…

20 School Districts to Watch in 2020

2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year for education. With a new year (and decade!) upon us, we wanted to share 20 districts to watch in 2020. These are districts who are blazing the trail in transforming teaching and learning, embracing diversity or making outstanding contributions to their communities. We are spotlighting districts…

The Turn of the Decade: What’s Changing (and what’s not) in EdTech in 2020

The phrase “digital transformation” popped up a few years ago and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere any time soon. What started as a shift in the way businesses operate has spilled into the public sector and education has officially caught the “digital transformation bug.” In K12, digital transformation is taking shape in the form…

Assessments: The Real Winner of the Decade Challenge?

If you’ve spent any time on Facebook recently, you’ve probably seen posts from people participating in the latest trend – the “Decade Challenge”. People are encouraged to post a current photo (from 2019) side-by-side with a photo from a decade ago (2009). There are the rare examples of people who have aged gracefully – or…

10 Reasons We Are Thankful for Educators

In the spirit of Thanksgiving this week, we are celebrating the hard work and dedication educators embody. As the famous Mr. Rogers once said “anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” We couldn’t have said it better, Mr. Rogers, so we are spotlighting the top 10…