Industry News

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.

Learning Upgrade offers free access to online curriculum to two new schools

A Louisiana elementary school and an Arizona junior high school are working to increase math and reading support for students by using free licenses offered by Learning Upgrade. Teachers can enroll students into any of the Math Upgrade and English Upgrade courses, which feature songs, video and games.

Ready Mathematics program expanded by Curriculum Associates

Curriculum Associates has expanded its Ready Mathematics program to include a student "Practice and Problem Solving Book," as well as online Math Center Activities for grades 2–5, to help students further develop conceptual understanding, problem-solving strategies and procedural fluency.

Intel Security and Discovery Education launch “Think Before You Link” program

Intel Security, in partnership with Discovery Education, debuted the Intel Security Digital Safety Program, a three-year national education initiative designed to teach children to make safer decisions when using the internet. The cybersecurity initiative will equip educators, students and parents with the tools they need to be confident, safe digital citizens.

PingPong unveils classroom communication tool to jumpstart student engagement

PingPong released a new version of its smart communication tool, which increases interaction between teachers and students in the classroom, encourages participation, and makes learning more fun.

Walker Partnerships introduces new resources for troubled students

Walker Partnerships introduced new resources to struggling school districts to help build their capacity to maintain students with social/emotional/behavioral needs in a less costly and restrictive manner.

New test prep courses debuted by Odysseyware

To prepare high school students and adult learners for new versions of high school equivalency tests, Odysseyware has launched three new test prep courses for the 2014 GED, HiSET and TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion.

Tobii Dynavox expands with Spanish version of Compass Software

Tobii Dynavox released a Spanish version of its Compass Software to help bilingual individuals with disabilities to communicate at home, school and work.

Kajeet's education broadband extends learning for Fayette County

Fayette County Schools has teamed up Kajeet to provide mobile broadband coverage to students in the district’s Title I schools.