Industry News

Dr. Seuss e-books offered for school library lending

The children’s book series by Dr. Seuss is now available for libraries and schools in the U.S. and Canada through digital media platform OverDrive. Forty titles in open industry standard EPUB3 digital format will be offered on a one-copy per-user basis in OverDrive Read, OverDrive’s browser-based reader.

Web-based calendar company bought by eSchoolView

eSchoolView acquired DynaCal, a national web-based calendar and facility management software company. DynaCal's web-based calendaring and facility scheduling system functions from a public point of view. It also has a work order management component that can be used internally between departments.

Class action lawsuit against K12 Inc. dismissed

A federal court has struck down a class action securities lawsuit against virtual education provider K12 Inc. because the allegations failed to show K12 or its officers made any false or misleading statements to the market.

California district launches health care simulations

Oakland USD will launch a series of interactive health care simulations for high school students. Toolwire co-created the multi-episode Healthcare Experience and Real World Training LearnScape with subject matter experts from OUSD and input from students at Life Academy of Health and Bioscience in Oakland.

Verso educational app adopted by Texas district

Denton Independent School District has adopted the Verso app, which works on any device, students are asked to submit their own independent responses to challenges designed by their teacher before gaining access to their peers’ responses.

Giant touchscreens launched by InFocus

InFocus Corporation is adding 80-inch models to two of its giant touchscreen lines: JTouch display and BigTouch all-in-one PC.

New AEON 'edge-free' projection screen released

The Aeon Series is a fixed frame projection screen that uses Elite’s EDGE FREE technology with an internal frame.

Keystone Central School District selects InfoSnap

The Pennsylvania district will move to an online solution for registering new and returning students with its recent partnership with InfoSnap. The online solution will use SmartForm technology to collect relevant data based on previously entered information or choices.

Princeton Public Schools signs for Sunesys services

Sunesys, LLC announced a turn-up of SunIP Internet connectivity and transport solution for New Jersey's Princeton school district to two Northeast-based backup data centers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Kickboard releases parent-student portal

A new instructional management solution, the Parent Student Portal, has been added to Kickboard's product offerings. The portal provides real-time updates about students’ course grades, missed assignments, merits and demerits and more to parents and students via a computer or mobile device.