Industry News

Scholastic sells educational technology business unit

Scholastic Corporation has completed the sale of its Educational Technology and Services business segment to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, including the equity in International Center for Leadership in Education and Tom Snyder Productions, Inc., for $575 million.

Skyward enhances data interoperability for school districts

The school administrative software provider has broadened the use of the Ed-Fi Data Standard in a move to dramatically improve data interoperability between districts and state agencies for local data-reporting requirements.

Integration improvements simplify teachers' data input efforts

Designed to simplify the grading and data input, Blackboard Inc. launched an improved integration between Blackboard's teaching and learning solutions and Pearson's PowerSchool student information system to eliminate the need for teachers to double enter assignments and grades into the two systems.

FamilyTime launches parent's app for iOS

The parent’s version of the FamilyTime – Dashboard app was released for iOS to help parents keep in touch with their children and manage parental controls from their iOS devices even on the go.

Hypersign collaborates with Google and Samsung Electronics America

The three companies launched a new digital signage solution called theconnectEDU. The bundled offering enables students and staff to receive a wide range of content via digital displays and desktops such as campus broadcasts and timely alerts for emergency preparedness.

HarperCollins e-books offered to students nationwide

Follett has launched a collection of nearly 18,000 e-book titles for preK-12 students through a strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers.

Cricket Media joins myON publisher program

A wide array of content from Cricket Media's portfolio of children’s books and magazines will now be available to students reading on Capstone's myON. The partnership will provide content to supplement middle and high school curriculums.

Washington County Public Schools hires PlanMember Services

The Maryland school system has enlisted PlanMember Services Corporation and its Columbia-based financial center, Paladin Advisor Group, to provide a comprehensive array of supplemental 403(b) products and services to help Washington County Public Schools' employees plan for retirement.

A basketball-themed Go Math! Academy created for New England

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and the Boston Celtics launched SCORE with Go Math! Academy and the Boston Celtics, an online math resource for third through fifth graders in New England schools based on a basketball-themed version of HMH’s Go Math! Academy.

Florida district adopts ClassLink as its single sign-on solution

Orange County Public Schools, the 10th largest district in the United States and the fourth largest in Florida, recently adopted ClassLink districtwide. ClassLink will provide the district’s 180,000 students and 21,000 staff with single sign-on accessible from any device.