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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.

New math resources from Khan Academy

Khan Academy released new math resources to support teachers and students through Common Core's rollout. The organization has created thousands of interactive exercises covering conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and real-world application.

K12 Inc. releases 2014 Academic Report

K12 Inc.'s 2014 Academic Report provides an academic performance assessment in K12-managed public schools. Among other findings, it showed that K12-managed schools in a sample of eight states served a higher percentage of special education students compared to the percentage in the total school population in each state.

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Speak Up 2013 findings show growth in flipped classroom implementation

A quarter of administrators identified flipped learning as having a significant impact on transforming teaching and learning while 75 percent of middle and high school students agree that flipped learning would be a good way for them to learn, according to new findings from Speak Up 2013.

VMP Launches new large flat panel

Video Mount Products is launching its new FP-LWAB large flat panel wall mount with tilt and articulating capabilities at 2014 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 2-4.

Mayors conference urges FCC to modernize E-Rate program

The bipartisan leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors, representing more than 1,000 cities with populations of 30,000 or more, called on the FCC to take swift action to modernize the E-Rate program to bring high-speed broadband to every school and library and Wi-Fi to every classroom.

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New Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model

ASCD announced the new Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model as a strategy for improving students’ health and learning in schools. Developed by ASCD and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it combines on the traditional coordinated school health approach and the whole child framework.