Industry News

University of California grants approval of nearly 100 Fuel Education courses

The University of California “a-g” review board approved 95 of Fuel Education's online and blended courses. Eighteen of the courses that are approved through May of 2016 are AP courses.

SANS Inc. announces new version of language lab software

SANS Inc. has released Version 14.3 of the Sony Virtuoso and Sony Soloist digital language lab software. Enhancements include error detection and correction as well as Quality of Service settings for the SANSTalk Audio Router Software.

Tech platform helps manage high school academics and college prep

Campus Steps, a new free platform for students, parents and counselors, hosts multiple online and mobile ready apps to allow students to keep tabs of their academics, search colleges, apply for colleges and communicate with their counselor. The company is being incubated by Campus Explorer in partnership with developers from Learning Core.

Cupcake Digital releases enhanced storybook app

Cupcake Digital, Inc. launched Wubbzy’s Racecar, an enhanced storybook app featuring the character Wubbzy from Nick Jr.' Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! television series.

Copilot Family launches app to guide the use of technology for children

Copilot Family, a parental control for mobile devices, was launched for iOS and Android devices. Now available in the App Store and Google Play, the app is a tool for parents to remotely guide their children’s experience on smartphones and tablets.

PublicSchoolWORKS' safety suite implemented in N.Y. district

To help manage safety compliance tasks, staff training, accident management and risk prevention, Otsego Northern Catskill BOCES has implemented PublicSchoolWORKS EmployeeSafe Suite.

SPARK works out with Oregon school district

David Douglas School District in Portland has adopted SPARK, made possible through a Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools grant. The district will be integrating high-intensity and inclusive activities from SPARK’s K-2, 3-6 and Middle School Physical Education Programs as well as teacher training sessions.

Pearson and LearnSprout collaborate to deliver new insights

LearnSprout has joined Pearson’s PowerSchool independent software vendor partner program to offer student engagement and performance insights. PowerSchool Student Information System administrators will now be able to identify historical trends in attendance and spot chronically absent students in addition to monitoring with college-readiness tracking tools.

The White House and Discovery Education expand virtual field trip series

The White House and Discovery Education are expanding the "Of the People: Live from the White House” virtual field trip series. Offering upper elementary, middle and high school students access to White House and government officials as well as subject matter experts, Of the People will bring a series of 30-minute virtual events hosted by a student and broadcast live.

Frontline Technologies launches new teacher marketplace

Frontline Technologies debuted Teachwise, a new website for teachers. Teachwise provides an online marketplace for teachers to buy and sell original educational materials.