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Scenario Learning launches professional development system

The Exceptional Child Online Professional Development System provides on-demand special education training for staff members who support students with disabilities. Scenario Learning is also developing the Exceptional Child Training Management System that will allow administrators to assign and track special education training and customize courses.

Ohio district advances personalized learning with icurio

Ross Local School District in Ohio has selected icurio to target digital resources to meet individual student needs as a key component of the district's 1:1 Personalized Learning Initiative.

New American Revolution books series to debut in 2016

The Journal of the American Revolution is launching a new nonfiction book series in March 2016 on the American Revolution in partnership with Westholme Publishing, LLC.

Tennessee school districts enhance security with the Raptor System

School district administrators in Shelby County, Maury County and Rutherford County selected Raptor Technologies' new visitor management software system to implement in 200 schools to screen individuals entering and leaving school buildings.

Project ChildSafe releases new firearm safety video

The National Shooting Sports Foundation debuted How to Talk to Your Kids about Firearm Safety. The a new educational video, starring champion shooter and mother Julie Golob, was created as a resource to start positive and constructive conversations about firearm safety and help responsibly demystify the subject of guns.

Forecast5 debuts analytics platform for California schools

A new business intelligence and data analytics platform, 5Sight, is being introduced by Forecast5 Analytics, Inc. to the California public education market. 5Sight enables school administrators to review historical trend data and compare performance metrics for finance, human resources, academic achievement and other school operations.

New version of math learning app launched by Tabtor

Tabtor's redesigned Tabtor app, currently available for download in iOS and Android versions, now features a more intuitive navigation structure and new gaming elements. The app features multimedia math tutorials and adaptive analytics.

Yaskawa Motoman introduces STEM platform for education development

The STEM Robotics Platform is designed specifically for classrooms, robotics labs and robotics training centers. Material handling and welding platforms are available and include robots that are speed-limited for enhanced student safety.

New instructional professional development tools offered by Texthelp

Texthelp launched Teach for Google, a comprehensive professional development solution that offers a library of short courses with instructional videos, strategy overviews, templates, checklists and more through Google Apps for Education.

Software AG grows relationship with California teachers’ pension fund

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System, America’s second largest public pension fund, expanded their relationship with the implementation of Software AG’s zIIP Enabler for Natural. The transaction platform takes advantage of IBM’s specialty processors to lower the total cost of ownership of operating a mainframe.