Industry News

Pearson enhances reading intervention program

With the new enhancements, Pearson’s iLit tablet-based reading intervention program for grades 4-10 is now device-agnostic and can be delivered on any iOS, Android, Windows 8 or web browser.

Northwest Evaluation Association connects assessment results to classroom instruction

A new collaboration with Khan Academy will enhance teacher and student access to personalized instructional resources linked to student scores from Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. Teachers can use RIT scores from MAP and MAP for Primary Grades to identify instructional resources in math via Khan Academy.

Rugged G5 iPad case introduced by Sunrise Hitek

Sunrise Hitek introduced its new line of of rugged slim tough cases for iPad Air and iPad 2/3/4. Scheduled for a November release, the case includes a dual-layer rugged design with a protective silicone skin over an inner hard case and a naked frame.

Schoology releases native mobile annotations

A new update to Schoology’s iOS mobile application streamlines instructor grading and workflows with the ability to annotate assignments within the Schoology app. It also includes a new grading workflow.

K12 Inc. chosen as curriculum provider for Pennsylvania charter school

A three-year contract was awarded to K12 Inc. to provide the academic curriculum for Pennsylvania's Agora Cyber Charter School commencing in the 2015-2016 school year.

Quintron’s AccessNsite picked by Ohio district

Quintron Systems, Inc.'s access control system, AccessNsite, has been installed districtwide in Kettering City Schools system by Copp Integrated Systems. The district needed to replace and upgrade perimeter doors with electrical systems integration for access control and video surveillance, as well as a new intercom communication system.

Motorola Solutions unveils lightweight two-way radio

Motorola Solutions announced a new handheld mobile device for schools and universities. The MOTOTRBO SL300 digital portable radio is a two-way, push-to-talk communication device that offers a shatterproof Active View display with LED and a long battery life.

Mobile County grows partnership with Discovery Education

Mobile County Public School System, Alabama's largest school system, has expanded its partnership with Discovery Education with the launch of the Digital Literacy Media Project. Under the professional development program, a network of teachers and media specialists create and share innovative teaching strategies for BYOD transitions.

Vernier expands its offering of wireless sensors for tablets

Vernier Software & Technology has expanded its offerings with the Go Wireless pH and the NODE+ CO2 Gas and Thermocouple sensor modules. Using the Go Wireless pH, teachers and students can remotely monitor and collect pH data. The CO2 Gas sensor module measures CO2 gas concentration in air while the Thermocouple measures temperatures.

Pearson’s WISC-V on Q-interactive features enhanced content

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V), the latest version of a cognitive assessment for school-aged children, is now available on Q-interactive, Pearson’s intuitive digital assessment management system.