Industry News

SunGard K-12 Education releases family app for eSchoolPLUS

Designed to tighten the feedback loop between schools and families, the eSchoolPLUS Family App puts quickly connects students, parents and guardians with classwork, schedules, attendance, grades, activities and more on their mobile devices.

Texas ISD chooses TalentEd Recruit & Hire to manage applicant tracking

The nation’s 22nd-largest school system, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, has selected Netchemia’s TalentEd Recruit & Hire to manage its applicant tracking and hiring processes.

Destination Imagination partners with PCG Education

Through a new partnership with Destination Imagination (DI), PCG Education will repurpose and incorporate DI hands-on STEM, arts and service learning content into in-school curriculum and afterschool programs for K12 students. PCG will also partner with DI to deliver summer camp programming.

Pearson upgrades working memory training program

Cogmed Working Memory Training, an evidence-based, computerized training program designed by neuroscientists to strengthen students’ working memory, has been updated by Pearson to make it more user-friendly, flexible and comprehensive for educators and clinicians.

Oakland USD selects Comcast Business

Comcast Business' ethernet services have been selected by the California district to provide high-capacity internet connectivity and expanded bandwidth support for Oakland USD's personalized learning curriculum and applications.

ISTE launches Project ReimaginED

Developed in collaboration with the National Center for Literacy Education and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) Project ReimaginED is a new social learning community for teacher and technology coaches to collaborate real time to develop lessons that align to the standards.

Inventor and InventHelp design learning tool for early readers

A Tennessee inventor and InventHelp created a learning tool for early readers to encourage reading literacy. The EASY READER helps readers focus, track words and keep their place as they read. The invention features a fun and practical design that is easy to use by children, parents, teachers and librarians.

Two Ill. districts choose Skyward to streamline business operations

The School Business Suite from Skyward has been picked by Prairie Grove CSD 46 and Lyons School District 103 to reduce costs and improve district-wide business efficiencies.

New InFocus projector series brings low-cost high-brightness

Working with the trend of naturally lit offices, InFocus Corporation released ultra-bright IN3130a network projectors. With up to 4500 lumens, InFocus designed the IN3134a, IN3136a and IN3138HDa specifically for use in spaces with significant ambient light.

ParentLink bought by Blackboard

Blackboard Inc. has acquired ParentLink, uniting two K12 communications providers. ParentLink currently supports more than eight thousand schools.