Industry News

4/25/2014

4/25/2014
Manatee Community Action Agency, home of Manatee County’s Head Start Voluntary Pre-K, is attributing the increased preK readiness rates in a majority of its schools over the past three years to Robert-Leslie Publishing's InvestiGator Club Prekindergarten Learning System curriculum.
4/25/2014
A new interface for children has been launched by Rethink. The Student Activity Center is a special education performance management system that features computer-based activities aligned with the platform's curriculum, reporting, and progress monitoring tools.
4/25/2014
Casio America has announced the launch of Fostering Mathematical Thinking Through Music, a new volume in its Fostering Education book series.

4/24/2014

4/24/2014
Teachscape Learn Professional Learning Suite is Teachscape's newest offering. In addition to its online courses about the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, the Common Core Series in Teachscape Learn now has new video-based, self-paced courses on the CCSS for English Language Arts and Literacy.
4/24/2014
Microsoft is officially releasing an advertisement-free version of its Bing search engine to all eligible K12 schools in the U.S. In addition, the no-charge Bing in the Classroom will automatically and strictly filter to help block adult content and disable the use of student searches for targeted advertising.
4/24/2014
VINCI Education expanded its offering by launching the Elementary series of its real-time, data-enabled Math Curriculum. The curriculum, sequenced to break down the Common Core requirements to small steps, includes a series of immersive game-based content for instructional and reinforcement learning.

4/23/2014

4/23/2014
Siemens announced nearly $660 million of in-kind software grants for manufacturing programs at vocational high schools, technical community colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts. Thirteen academic partners, including five public high schools, are receiving the grants to support curriculum and training programs.
4/23/2014
Keenan has created an initiative designed to help California public schools provide a safe environment for children to learn and prosper. The new Keenan Physical and Sexual Abuse Prevention Resource Center will offer a range of tools and training courses, at no cost, that districts can utilize.
4/23/2014
Contingent on a $36.74 million bond approval by voters in May, Secant Technologies will help South Haven schools with technology upgrades, including analyzing technology needs, developing bid specifications and overseeing the bidding process for the technology portion of the bond work.
4/23/2014
A new partnership between Nepris and JASON Learning will enable K12 students taking part in the JASON Learning STEM curricula to virtually connect with science experts and bring them into their classrooms through online interactive sessions.
4/23/2014
InBloom, which launched with $100 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, is closing down amidst student data privacy concerns and withdrawn state contracts. The educational software company offered districts a cloud-based system for storing student data.

4/22/2014

4/22/2014

For Earth Day, PBS LearningMedia is featuring a collection of free resources for classrooms focused on the environment: l <3 Earth. The digital collection includes topics such as recycling, climate change and animal habitats.

4/22/2014
Benchmark Education launched a new reading practice book series in print format for students in grades three through six and aligned to Common Core State Standards. Each Short Reads for Finding Text Evidence grade-level set consists of a teacher’s guide and student practice books.
4/22/2014
Elite Screens launched its Starling retractable electric projection screen as a more refined option for CE Retail sales. It will be available in a range of sizes including 100", 120" and 135" in 16:9 HDTV format.

4/21/2014

4/21/2014
Cree, Inc. introduced the LS Series linear LED luminaire powered by Cree TrueWhite Technology, designed to replace the fluorescent strip, wrap and industrial fixtures currently installed in North America.

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