Industry News

Unlimited K12 content now available on-demand

Teachwise Inspire is a new platform for educators that provides members with unlimited access to tens of thousands of downloadable resources with Common Core alignment and detailed teacher reviews in addition to a library of professional development courses.

Real-world news program released

The Week in Rap Junior, a weekly program that engages elementary students in cross-curricular learning through age-appropriate news stories, introduces kindergarten through fifth-grader students to news videos, exercises and an interactive creative challenge each week.

Environmental education curriculum now available

Kindergarten through second grade teachers can now access Think Earth materials to teach students about the environment and the everyday behaviors that can help protect it. Updated Think Earth units for third grade will be available in September, and grades four through eight will be available online in 2015 and 2016.

SPARK joins forces to combat childhood obesity

School Specialty's SPARK teamed up with KIDS in the GAME and ICAN Foundation to provide the Oakhurst Intermediate School in Mississippi with resources to develop a comprehensive physical education and health program. SPARK also collaborates with other supporting organizations to promote active and healthy living.

New computer-adaptive screener and diagnostic tool debuted

Designed for administration in the fall, winter and spring, RAPID (Reading Assessment for Prescriptive Instructional Data) Assessment uses a computer-adaptive process to identify and monitor reading and language skills for students in grades 3–12 so that teachers can quickly acquire actionable data for instruction and measure the long-term growth of each student’s skills.

Pearson unveils behavior assessment system for children

The third edition of Pearson's comprehensive clinical assessment for identifying, remediating and managing emotional and behavioral issues in children and young adults has been released. The Behavior Assessment System for Children analyzes behavior from the self, teacher and parent perspectives.

MobyMax launches cognitive skills science curriculum

The company released new Touch Curriculum technology that uses more than 20,000 cognitive skill manipulatives to deepen elementary and middle school students’ mastery of science concepts.

Edgenuity expands instructional services offering to Georgia charter school

Graduation Achievement Charter High School has selected Edgenuity’s Instructional Services offering and curriculum as the Atlanta-based virtual school’s primary learning solution.

Hobsons debuts learning platform for college preparation

Naviance Test Prep is a new online learning platform that makes placement test preparation engaging and personalized for students with game-based mechanics to deliver content from publishers, including McGraw Hill, Allen Prep, Cengage Learning and MasteryPrep.

VNC SDK incorporated into new classroom management solution

Lightspeed Systems has integrated RealVNC's VNC technology into its Classroom Orchestrator product, a classroom management solution designed to give teachers a centralized view of students’ screens.