Industry News

Fuel Up breakfast grant program kicks off

General Mills Foodservice and National Dairy Council are partnering again to help K12 schools expand their breakfast programs by offering Fuel Up Breakfast Grants. Schools that participate in the National School Breakfast Program and are enrolled in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program are eligible for the grant program.

Two new PA Series projectors added by NEC Display Solutions

NEC Display Solutions of America has incorporated two new PA Series projectors, the PA672W and PA722X. With built-in HDBaseT connectivity technology, PA Series projectors run uncompressed full-HD digital video, audio, Ethernet, power and various other controls through one cable.

Califone launches 901 Wireless Headphone

Califone International has released its new 901 Wireless Headphone. The rechargeable headphone and separate 3.5 mm transmitter connect students to listening activities on computers, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices.

Three Wisconsin districts select Skyward

Neenah Joint, Menasha Joint and Marion Independent School Districts have designated Skyward to improve business and student operations within their districts. Two of the three districts will be implementing Skyward’s School Business Suite, while the third will be deploying the Student Management Suite.

Teacher evaluation support report released

School Improvement Network released a report on teacher professional development policy in all 50 states. The report findings indicate that schools, districts and states lack the professional development and support needed to make soon mandated teacher evaluations a meaningful part of professional growth towards educator effectiveness.

Corporations commit to NAFTrack Certified Hiring credential

The National Academy Foundation (NAF) and nine companies announced NAFTrack Certified Hiring, a new academic and work-based learning initiative that prepares high school students for college and careers. The companies committed to giving special consideration to job applicants who, as high school graduates, earned NAF credentials.

Sunrise Digital announces stick-anywhere MagiCling posters

Sunrise Digital is now making posters on MagiCling, a material that allows posters to stick to virtually any surface. This thin 2-mil white film is electrostatically charged to cling to a flat surface.

Lenovo and the National Academy Foundation launch Lenovo Scholar Network

Lenovo signed an agreement with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) to bring a mobile app development curriculum and delivery program to NAF academies. The Lenovo Scholar Network program provides STEM curriculum and technology exposure for high school students.

Massachusetts' district brings in BeSafe Technologies

BeSafe Technologies has been awarded a contract with the Attleboro School Department to secure its eleven school sites. The agreement provides for the installation and training necessary to provide a computerized floor plan and emergency response information system that can be kept updated on demand, as often as needed, as school layouts and information change.

Discovery Education expands services with Texas district

Burkburnett Independent School District is deepening its nine-year partnership with Discovery Education. The district is expanding access to Discovery Education’s digital content for all students in the coming school year and launching a new comprehensive professional development program.