Industry News

3/28/2014

3/28/2014
A Pass Educational Group, LLC is one of 12 companies in Michigan that has been selected to receive the Michigan Small Business Development Center’s Best Small Business Award. These companies were chosen from over 5,500 small businesses that the center provided with counseling and training in 2013.

3/27/2014

3/27/2014
Edgenuity is offering new, dual credit general education courses through a partnership with Sophia. The 11 online courses can be taught and led by on-site teachers at a school or district or by Edgenuity’s virtual instructors.
3/27/2014
Tales2Go, a provider of audio books for early childhood programs and primary schools, is partnering with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to provide Tales2Go subscribers better search options to find appropriate audio book matches for individual students or grades.
3/27/2014
The Gallaudet University National Science Foundation-funded Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) released its second bilingual storybook app for the iPad, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The app is designed to facilitate language acquisition and reading in young children.

3/26/2014

3/26/2014
CDW was named Google Enterprise’s 2013 Global Partner of the Year for Google Chrome. CDW was recognized for its track record of Chrome implementations in 2013—particularly its K12 initiatives in Passaic City Schools, Achievement First and Tuscaloosa City Schools.
3/26/2014
Follett’s PreK-12 businesses will become one legal entity named Follett School Solutions, Inc., effective April 1. The new entity will integrate the content and technology capabilities of Follett Educational Services, Follett Library Resources and Follett Software Company.
3/26/2014
Discovery Education’s Discovery Educator Network (DEN) will be going on a road trip to 12 U.S. and Canadian cities with its 2014 DENapalooza tour, a series of no cost ed tech professional development events taking place over the next eight months.
3/26/2014
The district has implemented GuideK12’s geovisual analytics platform to support its 10-year master facility plan. The district currently serves 13,000 students, and is predicting rapid growth over the next ten years. Plans includes adding a third high school and three new elementary schools and renovations for two existing schools.
3/26/2014
Ed tech startup AltSchool Inc. has raised $33 million to expand its elementary and middle school services. It currently runs several “micro-schools” in the San Francisco Bay area, leasing school building space and operating the schools with its own personnel and proprietary software.
3/26/2014
Brevard Public Schools has purchased Performance Matters' system to manage data and develop, administer and score online assessments. The district plans to conduct training this spring and summer, and launch the system in the fall.

3/25/2014

3/25/2014
Hitachi America is introducing the availability of off-white-colored versions of all its 9000 Series DLP projectors. The CP-X9111, CP-WX9211 and CP-WU9411 projectors achieve up to 10,000 lumens brightness.
3/25/2014
K12 Inc.'s 2014 Academic Report provides an academic performance assessment in K12-managed public schools. Among other findings, it showed that K12-managed schools in a sample of eight states served a higher percentage of special education students compared to the percentage in the total school population in each state.
3/25/2014
Khan Academy released new math resources to support teachers and students through Common Core's rollout. The organization has created thousands of interactive exercises covering conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and real-world application.

3/24/2014

3/24/2014
Video Mount Products is launching its new FP-LWAB large flat panel wall mount with tilt and articulating capabilities at 2014 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 2-4.
3/24/2014
A quarter of administrators identified flipped learning as having a significant impact on transforming teaching and learning while 75 percent of middle and high school students agree that flipped learning would be a good way for them to learn, according to new findings from Speak Up 2013.

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