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Posts Tagged with: student acheivement

August 8th, 2013

By: Serena Hicks Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the August 5, 2013 edition of  Idaho Ed News It is re-posted here with their permission. When I first read the Common Core Anchor Standards, I wanted to cry. Partly out of frustration, partly out of relief. Finally! I thought. We can implement and assess the skills that kids most need! Teaching to the thin standards of No Child Left Behind left many skills behind: the ability to read…   Read…

June 12th, 2013

Boise Start-up Silverback Learning Solutions Announces $2.5M Round To Transform K-12 Education with Student Achievement Platform; Appoints Works of Grace Foundation Co-Founder & Education Philanthropist, Benjamin Wood to Board BOISE, Idaho–(via BUSINESS WIRE)–Silverback Learning Solutions (www.silverbacklearning.com), an educator-founded technology company and developer of Mileposts™, a results-driven instructional improvement system installed in schools K-12 nationwide, today announced that it has secured financing of $2.5 million from angel investors to allow the company to expand its operations…   Read…

June 11th, 2013

NEA Blog – The nation’s graduation rate rose to almost 75 percent in 2010, the highest point since 1973, according to Education Week’s new Diplomas Count report. “A decade ago, as concerns about the nation’s graduation rate were just starting to gain public attention, only two-thirds of U.S. students were finishing up high school with a diploma,” said Christopher B. Swanson, Vice President of Editorial Projects in Education, who analyzed the data. “Now, the graduation rate from America’s public…   Read…

April 23rd, 2013

The Silverback Team SILVERBACK LEARNING SOLUTIONS PARTNERS WITH LINKIT! TO RAISE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Seamlessly Integrated Combined Technology Solution Of Mileposts™, Gooru and LinkIt!   Empowers Educators BOISE, Idaho, April 24, 2013 – Silverback Learning Solutions (www.silverbacklearning.com), an educator-founded technology company and developer of Mileposts™, a results-driven instructional improvement system installed in schools K-12 nationwide, today announces a partnership with LinkIt! (www.linkit.com), the K-12 education technology, assessment and data-management company.  The agreement follows Silverback Learning Solutions recent…   Read…

March 21st, 2013

PR Web New York, NY  LinkIt! (http://www.linkit.com), the K-12 education technology, assessment and data-management company, announced today the results from their “Step Back, Leap Forward Report: A 2012-2013 Data-Driven Instruction Survey.” This nationwide survey of over 500 K-12 school principals and district administrators was designed to capture the collective voice of actual practitioners as they contemplate and prepare for a confluence of modernization initiatives including accountability, assessment, technology, student performance, teacher efficacy and other critical issues…   Read…

February 11th, 2013

By: Motoko Rich This article by education reporter Motoko Rich was first published in the online edition of the New York Times on February 9, 2013. As educators we are following this story closely. How should the federal government hold states accountable for students’ academic progress? Should the federal government set education parameters for the states or should states have more flexibility to determine their own standards? As Congress contemplates rewriting No Child Left Behind, President…   Read…

February 6th, 2013

Rudi Lewis Silverback Learning Solutions COO, Rudi Lewis, was recently included in the GetIdeas.org Thought Leaders Series with this post. Personalized learning is in the spotlight around the globe, as vendors race to be known as THE personalized learning solution.  But teaching to the needs of each student won’t happen through a magic product — it will require a synergy of tools and open resources that fit together for mass personalization, combined with teaching professionals who readily accept these tools because…   Read…