Industry News

Denver Public Schools to expand AVID college readiness system

AVID and Denver Public Schools are starting the AVID Denver Neighborhood Project, a 3-year grant funded by the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation to expand and strengthen the AVID College Readiness System in a cluster of schools in two underrepresented neighborhoods served by the district.

WorldStrides and England’s Rhapsody Tours join forces

Rhapsody Tours of Kent, England has been acquired by WorldStrides, joining its lineup of travel enrichment programs for teachers, parents, students and adults. Rhapsody Tours offers student group travel programs in the UK and across Europe, focused on culture, history, and science.

California school districts enhance security with the Raptor system

Chula Vista Elementary School District and Val Verde USD are enhancing on-site security measures with visitor management software produced by Raptor Technologies. The system screens school building visitors against a registered sex offender database and custom alert database.

Austin ISD provides high school students free test preparation through Edgenuity

The Texas district is partnering with Edgenuity to expand support for all high school students by offering free test preparation services for college entrance exams, including the SAT. Austin ISD students may enroll in the web-based courses, which will allow them to complete lessons at their own pace.

Extron introduces new presentation switcher model

DTP CrossPoint 84, a new model without an integrated control processor or amplifier, has been added to Extron Electronics’ family of DTP CrossPoint matrix switchers.

Virginia district decides on five Blackboard solutions

Albemarle County Public Schools and Blackboard are partnering further to bring the district's full education technology suite under one unified platform with five Blackboard solutions that center on teaching, learning and community engagement.

Two new tools from Shmoop launched

After asking students a series of questions, Shmoop’s new College Planning Tool then compiles a personalized list of safety, target and reach schools. Resume Redux enables students to reformat their resumes.

Connecticut district expands use of myON

Bridgeport Public Schools expanded its partnership with myON to strengthen Connecticut district's literacy program to its 37 schools serving over 21,000 students.

Isabella Products' pilot program expands to New York City

Through an initiative with New York City Public Schools, Isabella Products, Inc. expands its children's tablet pilot program to include Harlem. Fable, a browser-free tablet and content delivery platform designed for children, will be used in second grade classrooms at several schools.

New Jersey school chooses EBSCO Discovery Service

Princeton High School, a public high school in New Jersey, has selected EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services to improve discoverability of its library resources and to raise the level of the research being conducted by students.