Industry News

Mobile County system rolls out state's first propane autogas bus fleet

The Alabama district has purchased 30 buses that will use propane autogas instead of diesel fuel. The Blue Bird Propane Vision buses, which use Rousch CleanTech autogas fuel systems, are projected to reduce the system's fuel and maintenance costs.

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ASCD offers new resources for educators

ASCD is offering a new selection of teacher and administrator resources, including the ASCD New Teacher Bundle, the Hanging In: Working with Challenging Students webinar and the ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership, among other publications and events.

LeapFrog launches new Learning Friends brand

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. has debuted the Learning Friends brand, a new collection of friendly characters for children ages 2-5 years old. Featuring 11 animal school friends, the characters help children prepare for their first days of school through pretend play and fun dialogue.

California USD granted $4.7 million for efficiency upgrades with Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric announced that Vista USD became the third of San Diego County’s 42 school districts to have its Proposition 39 Energy Expenditure Plan approved by the California Energy Commission. The district will receive $4.7 million that will be used for a variety of energy efficiency retrofits.

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E3 Embedded Systems introduces processor independent embedded platform

E3 Embedded Systems has developed its patent-pending Processor Independent Embedded Platform to support a number of embedded controllers. The engineered system is optimized for field-deployable industrial systems, educational development platforms and experimental prototyping.

Acer offers new mini commercial desktops

Acer announced its new Veriton N4630G series commercial mini desktops for businesses and educational institution. The new models include the Veriton N4630G-i54570X with an Intel Core i5-4570T processor (4M cache, up to 3.60Ghz) and the Veriton N4630G-i34150X with an Intel Core i3-4150T processor (3MB cache, 3.0GHz).

Grom Social, Inc. and Florida Virtual School launch new mobile app

Zach Marks and Grom Social, Inc. have teamed up with Florida Virtual School to launch a new app called Solar Skate. The mobile skateboarding game reinforces geometry concepts and is aimed at kids in 4th through 8th grades.

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New internet management solution from NetRef launched

Teachers and administrators can ring in the school year with a new solution for managing Internet access with NetRef, an educational security system that safeguards all Internet access points. The multi-platform software empowers teachers to guide students by setting the boundaries kids need.

New fischertechnik partnership brings STEM Learning to N.Y. students with special needs

The fischertechnik division of Studica recently partnered with Minnick Schools to bring some of the fischertechnik learning kits to students with learning disabilities, special needs, behavioral issues and autism.

DynaVox debuts dedicated speech-generating tablet

DynaVox Systems, LLC unveiled the DynaVox T15, a 15-inch dynamic display tablet for individuals with advanced access needs, visual impairments or physical limitations.

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