Industry News

New student assessment inventory tool released by Achieve

Achieve has launched Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts, an audit tool which will enable district leaders to take stock of how many assessments are administered throughout a school year and for what purposes they give assessments.

Premier Literacy debuts Premier Cloud Connect

Premier Literacy released Version 16 of its flagship suite of Accessibility Software, now including the launch of Premier Cloud Connect to directly link students, their learning tools and essential content to the Cloud via Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive services.

Nonprofits adopt Torsh platform for professional development

Two new education nonprofits have adopted Torsh Inc.'s TALENT platform. Teaching Trust will utilize the product in its leadership development programs to capture and share on­-the-­job video while Breakthrough Collaborative will incorporate TALENT this summer into its Breakthrough Birmingham and Breakthrough Oakland locations.

Tennessee districts to implement Skyward system

Franklin Special, Tipton County and Sevier County School Districts have designated Skyward as their student information system vendor beginning this fall.Tennessee selected Skyward as a preferred Student Information System vendor to maximize the collection and reporting of student data and information.

Edgenuity unveils new Algebra I course

Edgenuity has released its new Algebra I, a full-year course focuses on the Common Core model pathway for algebra. The program is designed to deepen students’ understanding of linear and exponential functions and develop fluency in writing and solving one-variable equations and inequalities.

Discovery Education and Maryland county grow partnership

Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public Schools and Discovery Education are expanding their 10-year partnership. In this new phase of collaboration, Discovery Education will present the largest professional development event in the school system’s history, as well as provide students access to Discovery Education Science Techbook in the 2014-2015 school year.

New PlascoTrac referral-incident system to launch in S.C. district

PlascoTrac's new cloud-based incident management solution, Hero, has been selected by Horry County Schools in Myrtle Beach, S.C., to help streamline the process of creating, approving and reporting incidents within its schools using the Incident Manager module of PlascoTrac's PowerSchool.

Foundation boosts grants for school arts programs

The Oregon Community Foundation has announced a new statewide arts education initiative. Studio to School is a multi-year grant program to support collaborative projects between schools and community arts organizations to design and deliver sustainable arts education opportunities that have the potential for replication.

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New Habits of Mind instructional animation series launched

The Institute for Habits of Mind and WonderGrove Studios launched a new series of instructional animations based on 16 Habits of Mind. Each instructional animation includes 20 related extension lessons that can be used to reinforce the Habits of Mind. All materials are available in both English and Spanish.

InFocus Mondopad family grows with 80-inch boardroom tablet

InFocus Corporation has added an 80-inch Mondopad to its family of large-format touchscreen conference room tablets. InFocus has also released a new version of the Mondopad software with many enhanced features.

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