Industry News

5/1/2015

5/1/2015

Hooked on Phonics is launching its mobile app, The Big Reading Show Classroom, on May 5. The app is an interactive exploration of letters, words, text concepts, phonemic awareness and vocabulary.

4/30/2015

4/30/2015

The Developmental Reading Assessment - Second Edition PLUS (DRA2+) iPad app guides teachers through the formative reading assessment as they observe, record and evaluate changes in reading performances of students in grades K-8.

4/30/2015

SunGard K-12 Education has selected Parchment as its premier provider for the secure transmission of electronic academic credentials, including transcripts, for the nearly 1,400 public school districts and charter schools using SunGard K-12’s eSchoolPLUS student information system.

4/30/2015

Curriculum Foundry will integrate with Google Drive starting next school year. The integration allows districts using Google Apps for Education to share the lessons, units and courses they have created in Learning.com's digital content solution.

4/29/2015

4/29/2015

To help special education departments with staffing issues, PresenceLearning is offering access to fully credentialed, qualified special education teachers located remotely who can deliver special education instruction to students with mild, moderate and severe needs.

4/29/2015

Turnitin Scoring Engine provides instant scoring of student-written texts in online learning environments, or for assessing essays at the district, state or institutional level. The Turnitin service can also assist in evaluating writing for course placement and matriculation exams.

4/29/2015

Santa Clara Unified School District has selected ORIGO's Stepping Stones, a comprehensive, web-based, core mathematics program, as its new math curriculum for students in grades K-5.

4/28/2015

4/28/2015

The Marvel Group debuted The Focus Desk, a remake of the typical classroom desk which enables children to silently adjust the height of their desk from a sitting to standing mode, without adult assistance or class disruption. In addition to the FeatherTouch lift system, drop leaves offer workspace expansion.

4/28/2015

Newsela launched Text Sets, a collaborative feature that organizes Newsela articles into collections that share a common theme, topic or standard. Text Sets allow educators to contribute and leverage collections of articles to and from a global community of educators.

4/28/2015

Several PBS KIDS apps will be included on all new Hatch iStartSmart Mobile tablets to improve kindergarten readiness skills in preschool classrooms nationwide. The apps focus on building essential reading, math and social-emotional skills while exploring song creation, imagination and creative problem solving.

4/27/2015

4/27/2015

Icestorm Island is an expansion pack for JumpStart's School of Dragons with 50 educational adventures for players to uncover.

4/27/2015

The new community and platform from Skills.com is focused on developing and sharing practical skills. Members share skills that they have mastered by uploading short videos that can then be viewed by other community members who are seeking to enhance or acquire new skills.

4/27/2015

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired the Educational Technology and Services business of Scholastic Corporation for $575 million. The segment provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services, including Read 180 and Math 180.

4/24/2015

4/24/2015

Featuring Cree TrueWhite Technology, the new LR22 LED troffer is a fully luminous, highly diffused architectural fixture that incorporates a recessed flat panel design.

4/24/2015

Kelly Educational Staffing, a substitute teacher employer, has signed with TeacherMatch for access to predictive tools including TeacherMatch EPI and professional development through the TeacherMatch Smart Practices training series.

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