Industry News

Excelligence Learning Corporation bought by Brentwood Associates

Brentwood Associates has acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation, a developer, manufacturer, distributor and retailer of educational products. The company serves the pre-K and elementary markets with over 20,000 products, including arts and crafts, active play, furniture, math, language and science.

Technology literacy assessment available to Texas districts

For the fifth year, Texas districts will have free access to a technology literacy assessment for eighth grade students through the continuation of a partnership between the Texas Computer Education Association and The online assessment, based on the Technology Applications TEKS, measures and reports technology skills.

American Reading Company and Literacy Design Collaborative team up

American Reading Company is partnering with Literacy Design Collaborative, a teacher-created instructional design system that utilizes online tools and resources to facilitate collaboration, content development and professional learning to implement college and career readiness standards.

Student scientists launch experiments to space with SpaceX

SpaceX's fifth commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station will carry scientific research conceived and designed by students who are learning first-hand what it takes to conduct research in space.

Eton Institute launches enhanced online language courses

Online self-study Mango Languages courses, providing access to over 60 languages, interactive learning and cultural understanding, have been launched by Eton Institute.

Curriculum partnership focuses on ending relationship violence

The Baltimore Ravens and The One Love Foundation are partnering to offer a new film curriculum to inspire Maryland high school and college students to end relationship violence, including the rollout of One Love's Escalation feature film-based workshop curriculum and a team-based initiative.

BloomingKids Releases additional Android teaching apps

Blooming Kids Software, which makes teaching programs for autistic, learning disabled and young children, has added to its list of apps that run on Android mobile devices.

Mouse Gate launches new site lauched its new website, including a new series of books targeting the younger audience, and its call for new authors to write books that center around Walt Disney locations around the world.

Grant brings MIND Research Institute's math program to 19 Pa. schools

Hyundai Motor America and MIND Research Institute are giving a grant to expand a math program in Philadelphia public schools. The grant brings MIND’s ST Math software program to 6,300 students and 280 teachers at 19 campuses in the School District of Philadelphia this school year.

Charter educator training facility opened by Charter Schools USA

Charter Schools USA opened Leading Edge, a training facility with on-site trainings and virtual seminars to be used for charter school teachers, principals, assistant principals and staff.