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OpenEd resources aligned to TEKS standards

The online library now features resources aligned to all Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards. With this additional content, Texas' more than 300,000 K12 teachers can link assessment to instruction to accelerate their students’ progress toward TEKS standards.

Follett unveils interactive multimedia springboard

Lightbox is an interactive, multi-dimensional interface to help pre-K through 12 teachers improve student engagement, comprehension, vocabulary and literacy development with audio, video, activity, slideshow, quiz and other components on specific topics.

Preschool offerings expanded by LeapFrog

LeapFrog is expanding the LeapTV Learning Library to include games featuring Disney's Frozen and Nickelodeon's Blaze and the Monster Machines, plus LeapFrog characters with Mr. Pencil Presents DoodleCraft and LeapFrog's Letter Factory.

Product line grows with new wheels and animals

VTech has expanded its Go! Go! Smart Wheels, Go! Go! Smart Animals and Go! Go! Smart Friends product lines, bringing the total to nearly 75 different playsets, accessories, animals, vehicles and figures in the collection for children ages 1 to 5 years.

New resources for educators released

Over 1,000 new teacher-created lesson plans are now available from for educators. New this school year, the pre-k through fifth grade lesson plan cover subjects such as math, science, reading, social studies and more.

Reach-out program finds success with Shmoop

The College Reach-Out Program at Hillsborough Community College, which serves disadvantaged middle and high school students in central Florida, used Shmoop to prepare students for standardized tests and the college application process.

State-specific versions of smart-practice solution released

New versions of Waggle, Triumph Learning's smart practice solution, align with learning standards in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. The three versions help students master math and ELA skills and educators monitor real-time student progress.

Encouraging students to think like scientists

The new Inspire Science is a core elementary science curriculum for K5 students that blends science and engineering practices with problem-based learning to engage students in STEM while improving literacy and math skills.

Newly formed assessment board taps provider to lead

Open Assessment Technologies S.A.—an Open Source assessment platform provider—will head up the new IMS Executive Board on Assessment. The organization seeks to accelerate the adoption of e-assessment solutions by establishing strong interoperability between assessment content and platforms.

One of largest high school districts selects Edgenuity

Phoenix Union High School District has selected the company as their primary online and blended learning solution to provide access to its full curriculum and offer Blended Learning and Blended Learning Services to the district’s 16 schools and over 27,000 students.