Industry News

New professional learning platform launched by Vetica

As a private online collaborative environment, creates a school and district wide professional learning community with the ability to share resources, hold discussions and work together.

Cerebellum launches a Standard Deviants video streaming website

Cerebellum Corporation has launched a new video streaming website for its line of Standard Deviants educational videos. Now students and educators can use the SD Instant Access digital delivery and playback platform to instantly download or stream 274 Standard Deviants titles.

IBA’s In Case of Crisis emergency management app releases new version

Irving Burton Associates’ In Case of Crisis released its new 3.0 version in four editions–Corporate, Education, Hospitality and Government. The mobile emergency management product is available as an iOS and Android app and now includes incident reporting capabilities and a host of new data security features.

Pearson is Taking Hypersign Back to School

Hypersign's digital signage software will soon be integrated into PowerSchool's Environment from Pearson. This will allow users to manage Hypersign within Powerschool itself.

First Lady leads Discovery Education virtual field trip from China

Discovery Education and the White House announced that later this month First Lady Michelle Obama will lead U.S. students in a cultural exchange with their peers in China as part of the Of the People: Live from the White House Virtual Field Trip series. On March 25, Discovery Education will broadcast an interview between Mrs. Obama and an American student studying in China.

Hobsons launches Naviance College and Career Readiness Curriculum

In an effort to make college a possibility for all students, particularly students who would be first in their families to attend college, Hobsons announced the release of the Naviance College and Career Readiness Curriculum, a blended learning college and career readiness solution for students in middle and high school.

Knowre named in Fast Company’s top 10 innovative ed companies

KnowRe, an educational technology company with an adaptive mathematics curriculum, was listed in Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies 2014 series as one of The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.

Video Insight awards second security grant to Colorado Springs school

Harrison School District Two, the recipient of Video Insight's second School Security In-Kind Grant Program, will receive a grant valued at over $20,000 that includes Video Management Software licenses, IP video surveillance cameras and more.

10 Ohio schools connect directly to first responders with radio system

Motorola Solutions and Chardon Area Schools launched the SchoolSAFE Solution, which provides an instantaneous link to first responders in an emergency. The software enables interoperable radio communications between school personnel and first responders in compliance with National Incident Management System guidelines.

FCC reveals proposed E-rate program updates for funding year 2015

The FCC issued a Public Notice revealing E-rate program reform actions under consideration, including a one-time targeted support for schools and libraries that lag behind in broadband connectivity. E-rate consulting firm Funds For Learning will discuss the E-rate program news in a free webinar on March 13.