Industry News

New evaluation and learning assessment program launched

A new Mindprint Learning, LLC cognitive evaluation and learning platform, the Mindprint assessment, is an online cognitive test for children ages 8 to 21. The one-hour, self-administered assessment offers insight into how each child learns best.

Hillsborough County Schools renews 'Read on myON' program

The Florida district and six other community partners are renewing their Community of Readers Initiative with myON. The community-wide program is working to raise literacy by providing full access to myON’s personalized literacy environment for every child in Hillsborough County from birth to eighth grade.

InFocus Corporation debuts video conferencing and collaboration system

The new Mondopad 2.0 offers new features that make sharing, annotating, archiving and overall collaboration easier, particularly between multiple locations.

Val Skinner Foundation partners with Discovery Education

A national innovative science curriculum for high school students is being launched with a focus on cancer genetics. In 2008, the Val Skinner Foundation and the LIFE Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey established BioCONECT, an inquiry-based biology curriculum for high school students designed to increase breast cancer awareness.

Schools plan released with real-time analysis and reporting, an advanced analytics and reporting system for Learning Management Systems powered by Moodle, launched a Schools subscription plan for online schools and school districts. The plan is an enhanced version of its virtual dashboard with instant real-time analytics and unlimited reports.

Colorado city adopts Expeditionary Learning curriculum

In addition to providing professional development for more than 600 teachers and administrators, Expeditionary Learning will provide Denver Public Schools with the curriculum for grades 4-8 for the 2015-16 academic year. The school system will also use its English Language Arts curriculum for approximately 18,000 students.

Collaboration extended covering Discovery Education digital content

Discovery Education signed a three-year renewal of its 15-year partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting providing educators across Georgia access to digital learning content from Discovery Education Streaming service.

Gryphon House releases Literacy for All Young Learners

Literacy for All Young Learners offers 65 research-based strategies tied to the Common Core State Standards to support literacy learning with children from pre-K through third grade.

Scholastic sells educational technology business unit

Scholastic Corporation has completed the sale of its Educational Technology and Services business segment to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, including the equity in International Center for Leadership in Education and Tom Snyder Productions, Inc., for $575 million.

Skyward enhances data interoperability for school districts

The school administrative software provider has broadened the use of the Ed-Fi Data Standard in a move to dramatically improve data interoperability between districts and state agencies for local data-reporting requirements.