Industry News

Three new apps support children's social and emotional health

Momentous Institute and AT&T, through the AT&T Aspire initiative, have released three mobile apps that use the social emotional health practices developed by Momentous Institute. The free apps include a deep breathing exercise app, one that focuses on good feelings and releasing worries and a third that works to reduce distractions.

New program introduced to help educators manage student internet

Kajeet's latest program is designed to help educators better manage their students’ home broadband connectivity. With the Kajeet Managed Education Broadband program, Kajeet handles the filtering, time restrictions, data consumption, and analysis and reporting of students' internet access at home.

Odysseyware releases additional career and technical education courses

Sixteen additional career and technical education courses have been added to Odysseyware's offerings for the 2015-16 school year. The new courses cover a broad range of topics, including architecture, communications and government.

SunGard K-12 Education and InfoSnap announce alliance

The two companies are working together to support SunGard K-12’s eSchoolPLUS customers with implementing online student enrollment, registration, school choice and lottery solutions.

New elementary supplemental curriculum unveiled by Mentoring Minds

Total Motivation is a supplemental curriculum that provides California educators with a comprehensive resource that explains state standards.

x2VOL integrated with PowerSchool

School administrators can now more easily manage the tracking, reporting, signups and verification of student community service and service learning through the PowerSchool student information system from Pearson as part a partnership with x2VOL from intelliVOL.

Chartwells K12 brings health living theater to its schools

Chartwells K12 School Dining Services will offer FOODPLAY - a national theater show about healthy eating and active living - to the 35,200 children and family members it serves at 22 schools throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.

New educational teaching app launched to help improve reading skills

Planet Read!, a free, educational teaching app, has debuted as a tool to help students learn to read and spell using interactive games, stories and pictures. Available in the Apple Appstore, this phonics-based app teaches preschool students how to read without memorizing.

SMART introduces next-generation interactive whiteboard system

The new SMART U100w projector offers a bright, high definition widescreen image with a lamp life upgrade that reduces classroom downtime and maintenance costs compared to previous SMART UX80 projector models.

K12 professional development company bought by Frontline Technologies

Frontline Technologies has acquired My Learning Plan, a provider of K12 educator professional growth and management tools. Serving more than 1,000 customers, My Learning Plan's products include systems for professional development management, educator evaluations and evaluator training.