Industry News Inc. launches practical skills platform

The new community and platform from is focused on developing and sharing practical skills. Members share skills that they have mastered by uploading short videos that can then be viewed by other community members who are seeking to enhance or acquire new skills.

Scholastic’s educational technology business sold for $575 million

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired the Educational Technology and Services business of Scholastic Corporation for $575 million. The segment provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services, including Read 180 and Math 180.

SchoolBondFinder launches online education bond tracking solution

SchoolBondFinder has launched an interactive database that tracks school district’s capital improvement projects across the United States. The datacase provides companies the ability to filter funding projects specific to their solutions.

Bayer CropScience backs new plant science certification

CEV Multimedia joined forces with Bayer CropScience to expand industry-backed certification program available through iCEV and offer resources and training. The Plant Science Certification addresses major topics in the plant science industry.

TeacherMatch delivers substitute teacher management solution

Kelly Educational Staffing, a substitute teacher employer, has signed with TeacherMatch for access to predictive tools including TeacherMatch EPI and professional development through the TeacherMatch Smart Practices training series.

Cree introduces new commercial lighting

Featuring Cree TrueWhite Technology, the new LR22 LED troffer is a fully luminous, highly diffused architectural fixture that incorporates a recessed flat panel design.

Bluepulse 1.5 updates formative assessment

The new Bluepulse version 1.5 formative assessment software from eXplorance is a two-way communication platform enables teachers to collect real-time feedback anonymously from students on specific topics mentioned in the summative review.

California city signs deal with Mobile Active Defense

The Los Angeles County Office of Education, a provider of integrated, educational programs and services for over 1.5 million students, has selected Mobile Active Defense to secure its mobile education ecosystem. The services include tamper resistance, full username resolution and traffic filtering.

Illinois district to implement InfoSnap registration solution

Bloom Township High School District will move from a paper-based system to an online solution for student registration. InfoSnap’s integration with PowerSchool will offer real-time, on-demand data transfer between the two systems to streamline data collection for new and annual student registration.

Mvix systems boost communication in Delaware district

Capital School District implemented multi-campus digital signage systems across the district's 10 schools. Mvix’s digital signage solution, bundled with its web-based software, provides a centralized, cloud-based network that can be managed from any location while eliminating the need for onsite storage servers.