The EdScoops for November 30

Holiday Chaos is full-force and I’m hoping you all are not stressed to the max…especially with year-end fast approaching.  Oh yeah, that hectic rush to the finish line for those businesses whose fiscal year ends December 31.  While some are crazed, our education audience is checked out, offline and relaxing.  NOT!  Completely false!  This is one of the most active engagement time of the year for them, so keep producing, communicating, and engaging, just like our friends mentioned below.

Here’s what’s happening in this edition of the scoops…

Education Industry Updates

eCare Vault Welcomes Mark MacDonald as SVP of Sales and Marketing
With the new hire and recent Series A funding, the company looks to accelerate growth and coordinate care for more students who need support services

eCare Vault, the privacy-compliant special education document management, care collaboration, and service tracking platform, announced that Mark MacDonald has joined the company as senior vice president of sales and marketing. MacDonald joins eCare Vault as the company expands following the recent first close of its Series A. Including its seed round, the company has raised $4.75 million so far. Read the full announcement >>


Annual PBL World Conference Offers Educators Transformative Project Based Learning Experience
The Buck Institute for Education’s 8th annual conference provides three days of engaging and immersive professional development

Registration is now open for PBL World 2019, the Buck Institute for Education’s premier conference for Project Based Learning (PBL). The conference will take place June 18-20, 2019 (pre-conference session June 17), at American Canyon High School in Napa Valley. For more information and to register, visit https://goo.gl/WAaoz5. The first 300 registrants will receive $250 off of the registration fee.


OneSeventeen Media Partners with Sunburst Digital to Bring its School Safety Platform to U.S. Classrooms

School safety platform reThinkIt! is launching nationwide through its partnership with Sunburst Digital. OneSeventeen Media’s reThinkIt! solution leverages machine learning and trauma-informed, restorative, and social emotional principles to revolutionize classroom behavior management. Read more >>


Discovery Education Services Ranked by THE Journal Readers Among Top Three Favorite Technologies Schools and Districts Added this Year
Teacher Community, Science Techbook, and Streaming Services Recognized for Excellence in Multiple Categories

Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, ranked among the top three favorite technologies adopted by schools and districts this year according to the THE Journal’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. Read the full press release >>


Illuminate Education Teams up with Amplify to Integrate New Science Assessments
Partnership will open new doors for educators to provide streamlined testing experience for science

Illuminate Education, the leading K–12 student achievement solution, has announced an integration partnership with Amplify, a next-generation curriculum and assessment company. The partnership will focus on the integration of Amplify’s new NGSS-aligned benchmark assessments within Illuminate’s Data & Assessment (DnA) platform. Read the full press release >>


Impero Education Pro is named a Finalist in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence
Awards program recognizes EdTech products that improve teaching and learning

Impero Software, providers of remote monitoring and management software for education, has been named a finalist in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence program for its flagship product, Impero Education Pro. Impero Education Pro is among 10 finalists in the award program’s “district” category. Read the full announcement >>

If you are interested in having your scoops shared, please reach out to me at schoolofthought@mdreducation.com with the subject of “Scoops.”  Please be sure to include any press links.

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