Funding possibilities under ESSA explored

The one-year anniversary of the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is here. Like most major laws, the impact of ESSA on policy and practice, as well as on funding, is still being determined as regulations and guidance get sorted out, and Congress figures out how to provide funds for it. When finalized,…


Doug Mesecar on December 15, 2016

Teacher, Time and Technology: Building Blocks of Learning

To get the most out of blended learning and personalization, school leaders must not start with blended learning or technology for its own sake, but instead must undertake a careful design process that emphasizes and appropriately prioritizes the building blocks to unlock its potential. Recent surveys and reporting have highlighted a need to re-emphasize some…


Doug Mesecar on November 2, 2016

From Good to Great Through Personalized Learning in Loudoun County, Virginia

Click here to download the article as PDF. Executive Summary This fall, Northern Virginia’s Loudoun County Public Schools will introduce a new personalized learning approach in 15 elementary and secondary schools, adding a powerful strategy to the district’s overall vision of preparing students for an increasingly competitive, but collaborative world. Moving deliberatively – and quickly…


Doug Mesecar on October 26, 2016

Professional Development Resources for Personalized Blended Learning

Now is the time when districts start crafting budgets for the upcoming school year. For those embarking on personalized blended learning, or those already underway, serious consideration should be given to the time, funding, and strategy devoted to professional development (PD) because blended learning is a fundamental shift in strategy and pedagogy, not a tactic…


Doug Mesecar on October 19, 2016

Middletown, NY Personalizes Learning To Narrow Achievement Gaps

Click here to download the full study as PDF. Summary The Enlarged City School District of Middletown, New York is showing the nation how to transform a once-struggling district. Proving that good things come in small packages, this economically challenged district is improving on important metrics — for example, 4-year high school graduation rates have…


Doug Mesecar on October 12, 2016

Defining and Visioning Blended Learning: The Learning Accelerator Goes Deeper

The Learning Accelerator (TLA), a national non-profit organization that is, in their words, “seeking to transform K-12 education by accelerating the implementation of high-quality blended learning in school districts across the US through cultivating and funding the supporting ecosystem” is out with a new, expansive, experience-informed vision for blended learning. TLA’s website is chock full…


Doug Mesecar on October 5, 2016

Education Technology In The Every Student Succeeds Act

The reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act, signed into law last week by the president, includes important education technology provisions. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) represents a significant devolution of power from the federal government to states and school districts while espousing a broader concept of what constitutes academic achievement. But will the removal…


Doug Mesecar on September 21, 2016

How to Avoid ‘Surviving Education’

There is a saying in sports that is along the lines of “remembering when you were a kid and why you played the game.” While that is not an exact quote that you may have heard growing up, but I’m sure that you will get the point. When professionals were younger they were out there…


Chris Schiavone on September 6, 2016

IO Education Forms Partnerships to Help Schools Use Data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IO Education Forms Partnerships to Help Schools Use Data Effectively With IBEC and Dellicker Strategies, IO Education combines powerful tools with the training and support education leaders need to improve outcomes using student data ATLANTA – August 9 , 2016 – To guide educators on their quest to transform data into insight and…


Eric Miller on August 9, 2016

Paying for Personalized Learning In The ESSA World: What States & Districts Need to Know

Districts looking to implement personalized blended learning can look to the new federal education law for help. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) strongly encourages personalized educational strategies, including through blended learning, and attempts to ensure more equitable access to technology and digital learning experiences. The ESSA, reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, was…


Doug Mesecar on August 1, 2016

IO Education Upcoming Events

This week is going to be an exciting one for us at IO Education! For more information about the 2016 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference in Washington, DC, click here For more information about the 2016 DATAG Summer Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY, click here If you are unable to make an event, follow us on…


Eric Miller on July 11, 2016

Personalized Learning Produces Positive Outcomes

“The longer students experience personalized learning practices, the greater their growth in achievement,” according to new research by the RAND Corporation. The report, entitled Continued Progress: Promising Evidence on Personalized Learning, is an important contribution to understanding whether personalized learning is producing results and how it is being implemented. With the advent of new technology…


Doug Mesecar on July 8, 2016

Data, What is it Good For?

Data, what is it good for? My daughter’s answer, when I recently asked her this question was, “to keep track of things.” Great answer for an 8-year-old, but unfortunately it captures a still-too-common view that data is for measuring and tracking, rather than informing and guiding. Only using data to measure and track is like…


Doug Mesecar on July 5, 2016

Online learning with CaseNEX PD

Online learning is becoming the conventional way educators participate in professional development. Family demands, childcare costs and transportation expense mean a boost for distance learning.  Because of the interactive and collaborative technology tools available and innovative learning platforms, educators across the world are taking advantage of the conveniences online learning provides. Furthermore, research tells us…


Eric Miller on June 28, 2016

Michael Williamson Featured on Building The Future

On June 16th, 2016, IO Education CEO Michael Williamson was featured on Building the Future; a radio show that spotlights entrepreneurs striving to make the world a better place. In his interview Michael discusses his motivations for starting an EdTech company and the importance of data in both student and teacher success. Click below to listen…


Eric Miller on June 23, 2016

2016 Datacation EXPO Highlights

On Tuesday, May 24th DataCation hosted its 6th Annual Tech EXPO in New York City. We want to thank all attendees, panelists, presenters and members of the education community who helped make this year’s EXPO such a success. The combination of 200+ attendees and our growing product line made this year’s EXPO the most memorable yet….


Eric Miller on June 13, 2016

Longleaf Solutions, DataCation & CaseNex Rebrand as IO Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LONGLEAF SOLUTIONS, DATACATION AND CASENEX REBRAND AS IO EDUCATION The combined business, IO Education, will deliver innovative data solutions to grow student achievement, operations efficiency and educator effectiveness for K-12 school districts ATLANTA, GA. – May 24, 2016 – Longleaf Solutions and CaseNEX, announced today the rebranding of the combined business as…


Eric Miller on May 24, 2016

Longleaf Solutions and CaseNEX Join Forces

Combined business will offer comprehensive data management, teacher professional development and personalized learning solutions to the K-12 education market. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA and ATLANTA, GA, September 1, 2015 – CaseNEX and Longleaf Solutions, innovative leaders of data management and professional development solutions for the K-12 education market, today announced that the companies have merged, supported by…


Hardin Daniel on September 8, 2015

CaseNEX and Longleaf Solutions Join Forces Supported by New Investment from LLR Partners

Combined business will offer comprehensive data management, teacher professional development and personalized learning solutions to the K-12 education market. CaseNEX and Longleaf Solutions, both innovative leaders of data management and professional development solutions for the K-12 education market, today announced that the companies have merged, supported by a new investment from LLR Partners. Combining the…


Eric Miller on September 4, 2015

BaselineEdge HTML5 Update: Exciting News!

Releasing new HTML5 Start page It’s an exciting time for the BaselineEdge team and for our valued users. We are finalizing the last few components for our full HTML5 technology conversion. We have traveled this road for the past year and are within sight of completion. This technology update will provide our 50,000+(and growing) users…


Michael Williamson on July 2, 2015

2015 DataCation EXPO Highlights

Thank you to everyone who came out on Thursday, May 14th for our 5th Annual DataCation EXPO. We can’t think of a better way to bring together our friends and clients, our CaseNEX-DataCation team, and a terrific group of educators both curious and passionate about learning how to put data to its best use in the classroom. A…


Eric Miller on May 26, 2015

2015 Tech EXPO Workshops Announced

The 5th Annual DataCation EXPO is just around the corner. On Thursday, May 14th the CaseNEX-DataCation team will be together in New York City for an all-day event with educational workshops, panels, demonstrations of new products and updates. This is our way of saying thank you to all of our current and potential clients who want to learn…


Eric Miller on April 22, 2015

IO Education School Finds New Use for PupilPath

The already wildly popular student and parent data portal, PupilPath, has been put to good use by World Journalism Preparatory School in New York City. Moving beyond the success that students and parents in the school community have had using the product, the school is going one step further by using the portal for student portfolios. In a recent…


Eric Miller on April 3, 2015

School Nutrition Data

The nutrition program at a school site is a vital part of both school operations and student learning. From an operational standpoint, a significant amount of time and money is dedicated to the school nutrition program. From a student learning standpoint, kids need to eat nutritious foods in order to perform strongly in the classroom….


Hardin Daniel on January 25, 2015

Protecting Student Data and Driving Success

Keeping students’ personal data private (while still using it to drive success) Student data privacy is a hot topic across the country right now. As we move into a more computerized age, most private information is located online and readily accessible. Additionally, as schools gain more technological advances, educators use online student data portals more…


Hardin Daniel on January 12, 2015

The Importance of Teacher Evaluations

Why teacher evaluations can be a powerful practice for both educators and students. High quality teaching instruction is one of the most, if not the most, impactful elements on students’ levels of achievement. In 2007, Barber and Mourshed published a study that examined the best school systems in the world, or rather the school systems…


Hardin Daniel on December 29, 2014

IO Education and Alabama’s Universal Pre-K Partnership

IO Education and the state of Alabama have worked together to create a model universal pre-k program. Pre-k has recently come to light as one of the most important factors in closing the achievement gap and ensuring that all students start school at the same level. Children who come from working families and low-income households are…


Hardin Daniel on December 22, 2014

Driving Efficiencies in School, District Operations & Management

As costs continue to soar ahead of school funding, it becomes more and more imperative for superintendents and other district officers to get strong outcomes for the dollars spent on education. Effective district leadership has become synonymous with streamlining (and possibly re-engineering) systems to increase efficiency. Having the tools and knowledge to drive this continuous…


Hardin Daniel on December 15, 2014

IO Education Signs Student Data Privacy Pledge

The recent emphasis on the importance of using student data to boost academic achievement is not without contention, and rightfully so. It is unsettling to know that personal information about your child is floating around, potentially landing in self-serving or harmful hands. Parents have every reason to be frightened by this prospect. On the flip…


Hardin Daniel on December 5, 2014

IO Education hires key executive – Hardin Daniel

Suwanee, GA. (Sept, 2014) – IO Education welcomes a new member to the executive team. Hardin Daniel joins IO Education as Vice President of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer, helping lead the company’s next critical phase of growth. With more than 25 years of experience in the education field, Hardin will lead sales, marketing and business development activities,…


Michael Williamson on September 2, 2014

How To: Using data to differentiate instruction

What is differentiated instruction? By: Mary Conroy Almada Differentiated instruction is a term in education that gets thrown around quite a bit, but what does it actually mean? To determine what differentiated instruction is, we can start by deciding what it is not. According to TeachThought1, differentiated instruction is NOT: Grouping students by “ability” Incompatible…


Michael Williamson on August 29, 2014

Is the use of personal student data important in education?

1) Is personal student data important in education? We are collecting more student data than ever before. Information like academic performance, attendance trends, behavioral history, and the personal history of each student is readily available. When utilized by an education professional that possesses a deep knowledge of pedagogy, academic content and standards, and experience and…


Michael Williamson on August 15, 2014

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