Industry News

3/28/2014

3/28/2014

MindPlay announced a new reading fluency with comprehension program for K12 schools, FLRT. This personal trainer for silent reading has been updated for text complexity and to include comprehension. Stories are certified by MetaMetrics to meet Common Core text complexity and Lexile reading level requirements.

3/28/2014

One hundred percent of over 400 K12 district administrators participating in a national Schoolwires survey responded that hosting should remain funded by the FCC as a Priority One Service within the E-rate program.

3/27/2014

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.

3/27/2014

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.

3/26/2014

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

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

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

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.

3/25/2014

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.

3/24/2014

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.

3/21/2014

3/21/2014

The bipartisan leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors, representing more than 1,000 cities with populations of 30,000 or more, called on the FCC to take swift action to modernize the E-Rate program to bring high-speed broadband to every school and library and Wi-Fi to every classroom.

3/21/2014

ASCD announced the new Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model as a strategy for improving students’ health and learning in schools. Developed by ASCD and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it combines on the traditional coordinated school health approach and the whole child framework.

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