Industry News

11/7/2014

11/7/2014

The latest edition of School Specialty, Inc.'s Language Enrichment Activities for Preschool (LEAP) will soon be available as part of the company’s Early Childhood product offering. The pre-K solution is a multi-curricular program in the areas of language acquisition, literacy, math, social studies, and social and emotional development skills, among other subjects.

11/7/2014

Learning.com's new Curriculum Foundry is ready for the beta pilot stage and the application process has been opened. Curriculum Foundry provides a searchable content repository that includes vetted open education resources and tools to build and share curriculum.

11/7/2014

NYTimes.com In-School Access, a new digital subscription offering for K12 institutions, has been launched by The New York Times. The subscription offers full web access to NYtimes.com on any device within a school’s IP range, with no login required.

11/6/2014

11/6/2014

GlassLab partnered with Clever, which provides school districts integration with their student information system and offers students and teachers single sign-on access to their applications.

11/6/2014

Learning Genie unveiled its new cross-platform app with mobile versions for iPad and Android, plus a web portal. The app enables preschool teachers to create daily reports, record portfolio assessments and increase parent engagement via the mobile internet technology.

11/6/2014

Renaissance Learning rolled out Accelerated Reader 360 (AR 360). While AR provides personalized, independent reading practice, the new AR 360 adds access to digital informational texts and instructional skills practice activities.

11/5/2014

11/5/2014

The Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Head Start-State Preschool Division is implementing a tiered model of intervention across all 16 of its delegate agencies. In 2016, the department plans to use the new edition of myIGDIs to begin monitoring the refined early literacy and early numeracy components of its RtI program.

11/5/2014

Five short-throw projectors were introduced by Epson. The PowerLite 520, 525W, 530, and 535W projectors and the BrightLink 536Wi interactive projector allow teachers to wirelessly connect up to 50 devices and share students’ work from up to four device screens simultaneously.

11/5/2014

GuideK12 launched SchoolSearch, an online communication tool that districts can provide to parents for more informed decisions on school locations and boundaries and program selection.

11/4/2014

11/4/2014

Blackboard Inc. and Chegg, Inc. launched a partnership that will allow Chegg's self-directed learning services – Chegg Study, Chegg Tutors, and Chegg Career Center – to be accessible within Blackboard Inc.'s teaching and learning environment.

11/4/2014

Lesson plans and a curriculum for sixth through eighth grade teachers are available from Outliers Publishing for close reading activities from the book, Ingredients of Young Outliers: Achieving Your Most Amazing Future.

11/3/2014

11/3/2014

Researchomatic updated its theses and dissertations section with new research-based topics on more than 1000 subject areas, including medical school, economics and nature.

11/3/2014

Districts who use Peachjar will now have the ability to use their mobile apps, powered by ParentLink, to provide streamlined eflyer distribution to parents.

11/3/2014

SkillsUSA is welcoming middle-school members into the national organization for the first time starting with the current school year. Middle-school students will now be eligible to join local SkillsUSA chapters in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

10/31/2014

10/31/2014

The New Mexico Public Education Department has approved Common Core Coach for high school instruction in American literature, world literature and composition throughout the state. Developed by Triumph Learning, districts can implement the learning program for supplemental instruction and assessment beginning January 1.

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