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A Pass Educational Group wins Michigan small business award

A Pass Educational Group, LLC is one of 12 companies in Michigan that has been selected to receive the Michigan Small Business Development Center’s Best Small Business Award. These companies were chosen from over 5,500 small businesses that the center provided with counseling and training in 2013.

New reading fluency program from MindPlay

MindPlay announced a new reading fluency with comprehension program for K12 schools, FLRT. This personal trainer for silent reading has been updated for text complexity and to include comprehension. Stories are certified by MetaMetrics to meet Common Core text complexity and Lexile reading level requirements.

K12 administrators affirm need to continue E-rate

One hundred percent of over 400 K12 district administrators participating in a national Schoolwires survey responded that hosting should remain funded by the FCC as a Priority One Service within the E-rate program.

Bilingual storybook app for iPad released by VL2

The Gallaudet University National Science Foundation-funded Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) released its second bilingual storybook app for the iPad, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The app is designed to facilitate language acquisition and reading in young children.

Tales2Go and MetaMetrics partner on search measures

Tales2Go, a provider of audio books for early childhood programs and primary schools, is partnering with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to provide Tales2Go subscribers better search options to find appropriate audio book matches for individual students or grades.

Edgenuity partners with Sophia on dual credit courses

Edgenuity is offering new, dual credit general education courses through a partnership with Sophia. The 11 online courses can be taught and led by on-site teachers at a school or district or by Edgenuity’s virtual instructors.

Florida district implements Performance Matters system

Brevard Public Schools has purchased Performance Matters' system to manage data and develop, administer and score online assessments. The district plans to conduct training this spring and summer, and launch the system in the fall.

Iowa City Community district implements GuideK12 to support master plan

The district has implemented GuideK12’s geovisual analytics platform to support its 10-year master facility plan. The district currently serves 13,000 students, and is predicting rapid growth over the next ten years. Plans includes adding a third high school and three new elementary schools and renovations for two existing schools.

Follett’s PreK-12 businesses unite as Follett School Solutions, Inc.

Follett’s PreK-12 businesses will become one legal entity named Follett School Solutions, Inc., effective April 1. The new entity will integrate the content and technology capabilities of Follett Educational Services, Follett Library Resources and Follett Software Company.

Hitachi expands 9000 Series large-venue projector options

Hitachi America is introducing the availability of off-white-colored versions of all its 9000 Series DLP projectors. The CP-X9111, CP-WX9211 and CP-WU9411 projectors achieve up to 10,000 lumens brightness.

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