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June 17, 2008 1 min read
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My top five press releases from this month’s School Improvement Industry Announcements – Providers

I have no doubt that edbizbuzz readers know more about Fordham, Ed Trust and the Center for Education Policy than they do about Scientific Learning, JES and Co. and Sopris West. But for all the talking and writing on public education policy and politics, unrecorded decisions to procure curriculum, professional development, information systems and the like have a more immediate impact, and more important influence, on teaching and learning.

One way to learn more about this part of public education is to read the announcements of the for and nonprofit organizations supplying products services and programs aimed at teaching ad learning. No doubt they are intended to place their issuers in a favorable light, but they still offer a ready starting point for consciousness-raising about the supply-side of school improvement.
My firm’s monthly web-enabled report School Improvement Industry Announcements – Providers monitors over 600 for and nonprofit organizations “selling into” k-12 education. Starting today, I’ll be offering my top five announcements from each issue. My criteria for selection will be announcements that tell readers something about the industry as a whole, rather than just the organization in particular.

National Tutoring Firm Moves into Professional Development:
The Princeton Review and National Teacher Offer Online Video Training to Help Educators Certify for Federal and State-mandated Training Requirements (Jun 3)

School Improvement Provider Hosts A Presidential Candidate: Senator Barack Obama Visits Vernier!

What Texas Instruments is to Classroom Calculators, SMART Will Be to Interactive Whiteboards: SMART achieves 56.8 percent product category share in Q1 2008 (June 4)

NonProfit Partners With Google: CAST, Google Introduce New Literacy Tools UDL Editions and Strategy Tutor
(Apr 23)

The Evaluation-Driven For Profit: Quantum Celebrates Ten Years of Innovation in Education Technology (May 5)

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