Industry News

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.

Programmable robot platform released by iRobot

iRobot Corp. updated its STEM outreach program, including launching Create 2. The preassembled robot platform is based off the company’s Roomba to give educators, students and developers robotic programming experience. iRobot also unveiled online resources, including 3D printable files for new parts and faceplate drilling projects.

ETS launches Georgia's teacher leadership assessment

ETS recently launched the GACE Teacher Leadership assessment, which measures the leadership roles that teachers play in contributing to student and school success. Its six task-specific rubrics address specific standards within the Georgia Teacher Leadership Program Standards.

Partnership signed between Generation Ready and LDC

Generation Ready, a professional learning and school improvement service provider, has signed a national partnership with Literacy Design Collaborative, a national community of professional educators that delivers tools and resources to help students with the Common Core State Standards.

SKILLS program adopted by Arizona school district

Maricopa USD implemented the Skills Behavior Intervention Plan Builder. The program is designed to address challenging behaviors commonly displayed by individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental and behavioral disorders.

New York governor chooses Mutualink K12 technology

The Mutualink K12 communications platform is now being piloted in 20 New York schools, enabling schools to establish a direct link to police, fire and other entities in an emergency.

MindPlay launches online literacy professional development course

MindPlay debuted MindPlay Teacher Companion, an online reading and professional development program designed to help teachers learn about scientifically-based reading instruction through lectures, videos and activities.

New bilingual website and curriculum launched by WGBH

WGBH launched a bilingual website and curriculum for Peep and the Big Wide World, its preschool science and math series. The new website, available in both English and Spanish, includes PEEP animated episodes, live-action videos, games, family activities and educational materials and professional development tools.

Disney debuts new early learning approach

Disney Publishing Worldwide unveiled Disney Imagicademy, a technology-driven learning initiative designed for families with children 3 to 8. With more than 30 app-based experiences, the integrated program focuses on fundamental educational concepts combined with Disney characters and stories.