Industry News

New Mexico approves Triumph Learning’s coach curriculum

The New Mexico Public Education Department has approved Common Core Coach for high school instruction in American literature, world literature and composition throughout the state. Developed by Triumph Learning, districts can implement the learning program for supplemental instruction and assessment beginning January 1.

Learning Sciences International partners with Des Moines Public Schools

The 5-year grant from the Wallace Foundation will be utilized by the Iowa district to improve principal effectiveness with Learning Sciences International by targeting professional development and implementation of the Marzano District Leader and School Leader Evaluation Models.

Insight Education Group launches observation and evaluation tools

Insight Education Group released two new tools as part of its cloud-based ADVANCE platform. ADVANCEcalibrate's calibration exercises with master-scored videos and ADVANCElearn's interactive e-learning for teachers work with the video-based ADVANCEfeedback observation tool.

San Juan USD implements Schoology districtwide

The California district, which has been using the Schoology Learning Management System, has purchased the enterprise version of Schoology. The new districtwide system provides additional analytics, integration with San Juan USD’s student information system, and administrative features.

Blackboard releases tablet app for teachers

Blackboard Inc. released a tablet app designed to improve faculty workflow around assignments and track student submissions. Through Bb Grader, teachers and faculty can easily track, sort and grade student assignments across multiple courses directly from their iOS tablets.

Securly launches monitoring offering for parents

Securly’s Securly for Parents offers granular reporting and real-time alerts for parents to see their kids' browsing activities. The weekly reports can help parents find out about online activities, searches, social network use and more.

KickinNutrition.TV launches digital health-nutrition curriculum

KidsCOOK Productions debutedKickinNutrition.TV (KNTV), a new online health and wellness curriculum for grades four through eight. KNTV is a flexible plug-and-play solution that supports blended, flipped and project-based learning models to educate students to make healthier food and exercise choices.

New wireless fire sensing system launched by Honeywell

Honeywell's new commercial wireless fire alarm solution has been released to protect challenging applications, high-cost installations and building expansions. The Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology detectors and modules integrate with fire alarm systems from Fire-Lite Alarms, Gamewell-FCI and NOTIFIER.

Texas Instruments and NCTM launch new resources

Under a new collaboration between Texas Instruments and The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the two will develop practical ideas and classroom activities to help teachers with new classroom lessons for middle grades through high school.

Skyward's Positive Attendance improves student tracking

Positive Attendance is a new feature from Skyward that automates attendance and enables schools to locate, track and moderate students within the building during the school day. Two Wisconsin-based schools have implemented Positive Attendance, which gives students the power to mark themselves present, not absent.