Industry News

Chartwells K12 brings health living theater to its schools

Chartwells K12 School Dining Services will offer FOODPLAY - a national theater show about healthy eating and active living - to the 35,200 children and family members it serves at 22 schools throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.

New educational teaching app launched to help improve reading skills

Planet Read!, a free, educational teaching app, has debuted as a tool to help students learn to read and spell using interactive games, stories and pictures. Available in the Apple Appstore, this phonics-based app teaches preschool students how to read without memorizing.

SMART introduces next-generation interactive whiteboard system

The new SMART U100w projector offers a bright, high definition widescreen image with a lamp life upgrade that reduces classroom downtime and maintenance costs compared to previous SMART UX80 projector models.

K12 professional development company bought by Frontline Technologies

Frontline Technologies has acquired My Learning Plan, a provider of K12 educator professional growth and management tools. Serving more than 1,000 customers, My Learning Plan's products include systems for professional development management, educator evaluations and evaluator training.

Alliance announces new K12 education technology pledge

National Academic Group and 3rd Quote Schools have launched EDU Ready Pledge, a new tool to help schools identify education technology vendors committed to collaborations with schools, open and transparent communication, and business and data ethics.

Teacher dashboard released by Lightspeed Systems

The Teacher Dashboard is a classroom control product that allows teachers to manage devices and student activity, restrict or expand online access, and share educational content from a single dashboard.

New seamless digital signage offering launched

Hypersign collaborated with Google and Samsung Electronics America to debut a new K12 digital signage solution . The bundled offering enables students and staff to receive a range of content on digital signage and desktop PCs, including standard school broadcasts and alerts for emergency preparedness.

Hooked on Phonics to debut classroom mobile app with free access on National Teacher Day

Hooked on Phonics is launching its mobile app, The Big Reading Show Classroom, on May 5. The app is an interactive exploration of letters, words, text concepts, phonemic awareness and vocabulary.

NWEA and DC Charter Association sign assessment collaboration

The new partnership between Northwest Evaluation Association and the DC Association of Chartered Public Schools will make the Measures of Academic Progress assessment available to charter school organization's members and provide access to online professional development resources through Destination PD.

New web-based food service platform debuted

NutriStudents K-12, a new, web-based self-operated food service platform from CKC Good Food, has been launched to help school districts comply with federal guidelines for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.