Industry News

Parent Student Portal released by Kickboard

Kickboard added the Parent Student Portal to its instructional management solution. The portal provides real-time updates about students' success in school using a computer or mobile device to parents and students.

InfoSnap and WSIPC expand partnership

Infosnap, Inc. expanded its partnership with WSIPC. More than 280 schools and districts are WSIPC members across the western states. In addition to offering its customized online enrollment and registration solutions to WSIPC members, the expanded partnership will include school choice, lottery and open enrollment solutions.

Miami-Dade County School District partners with myON

Florida’s Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the U.S., is implementing myON in all 250 of the district’s K8 schools for the current school year.

Key Data Systems and Performance Matters deliver assessments

Performance Matters is partnering with Key Data Systems to offer new Common Core items and over 200 pre-built assessments as part of the Unify next generation assessment platform.

Dr. Seuss e-books offered for school library lending

The children’s book series by Dr. Seuss is now available for libraries and schools in the U.S. and Canada through digital media platform OverDrive. Forty titles in open industry standard EPUB3 digital format will be offered on a one-copy per-user basis in OverDrive Read, OverDrive’s browser-based reader.

Web-based calendar company bought by eSchoolView

eSchoolView acquired DynaCal, a national web-based calendar and facility management software company. DynaCal's web-based calendaring and facility scheduling system functions from a public point of view. It also has a work order management component that can be used internally between departments.

Class action lawsuit against K12 Inc. dismissed

A federal court has struck down a class action securities lawsuit against virtual education provider K12 Inc. because the allegations failed to show K12 or its officers made any false or misleading statements to the market.

California district launches health care simulations

Oakland USD will launch a series of interactive health care simulations for high school students. Toolwire co-created the multi-episode Healthcare Experience and Real World Training LearnScape with subject matter experts from OUSD and input from students at Life Academy of Health and Bioscience in Oakland.

Verso educational app adopted by Texas district

Denton Independent School District has adopted the Verso app, which works on any device, students are asked to submit their own independent responses to challenges designed by their teacher before gaining access to their peers’ responses.

Giant touchscreens launched by InFocus

InFocus Corporation is adding 80-inch models to two of its giant touchscreen lines: JTouch display and BigTouch all-in-one PC.

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