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Performance Matters picked for Florida county's 185 schools

Performance Matters has partnered with the Palm Beach County School District to provide its 185 schools with new tools for assessment and data management, including Measured Progress assessment resources developed to support Florida’s new math and reading standards.

Blackboard launches public cloud version of it learning environment

Blackboard plans to launch a new version of its flagship learning environment that is delivered via the public cloud. The public cloud delivery option of the company's learning and synchronous collaboration environment will be fully available later this summer.

AT&T contributes $50,000 to university programs for high schoolers

AT&T made contributions totaling $50,000 to support two Pennsylvania programs. Its contribution to Lehigh University will help launch a two-week, residential engineering and technology program for high school students. In addition, AT&T 's support at Carnegie Mellon will go toward a summer residential program that introduces high school students to STEM careers.

SchoolReach teams up with National Rural Education Association

SchoolReach and the National Rural Education Association are partnering again to provide rural schools with improved parent communications and professional development opportunities. The school notification system includes voice, email, text and social media messaging technology.

Snapwiz debuts Edulastic, a free formative assessment platform

Snapwiz announced the release of a free solution that directly addresses Common Core implementation challenges. Edulastic is a web-based, formative assessment platform that helps teachers prepare and deliver effective Common Core curricula by simultaneously improving the assessment creation, assignment and grading processes.

Kankana introduces Arabic book app

Kankana LLC recently released Ahlam, an interactive children's book app in Arabic. Using an easily understood colloquial Arabic, Ahlam can be downloaded on the iPad from Apple’s App Store.

DecisionEd data warehouse solution selected by Illinois district

Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200, a public four-year comprehensive high school district, has signed with DecisionEd to implement a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics and reports.

Tinkerine announces online 3D printing course initiative

Developed in partnership with Ready Labs Inc., Tinkerine Studios Ltd.'s Tinkerine U platform delivers online 3D printing educational content for STEAM courses with a curriculum to introduce students to designing, prototyping and manufacturing with 3D printing technology.

South Carolina school protects teachers with wireless panic buttons

School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties will pilot the Tattletale Panic System at one of its elementary schools. Distributed nationally by Argus Agents Inc., Tattletale Portable Alarm System is a portable and cellular wireless panic button system designed specifically to protect schools.

New kindergarten math app presented by MakeData

MakeData LLC announced the launch of Papermals Pre-K for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Available in English and Spanish, the app is a kindergarten primer for ages four through six that uses highly interactive animations to help children learn math.