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CK-12 and Clever team to deliver integration and access to OER STEM Curriculum

CK-12 is partnering with Clever to make it easier for districts to deploy CK-12, and for users to access their customizable CK-12 math and science content.

ORIOS LED lamps launched by OSRAM SYLVANIA

OSRAM SYLVANIA of OSRAM Americas is launching ORIOS LED lamps, including A-line, MR16, BR, R and PAR lamps. The lamps are rated at up to 25,000 hours. ORIOS PAR, BR30 and R20 LED lamps are dimmable down to 10 percent and are indoor/outdoor rated.

New InFocus projectors bring bright HD to large venues

InFocus Corporation released a new group of large-venue, professional installation projectors, the IN5310a series, to deliver bright image and flexible projection options to large classrooms. The DLP IN5310a series, which consists of the 6000-lumen IN5312a and the 1080p IN5316HDa, provides connectivity and lenses, and has small form factor to suit most large spaces.

Reading Eggs releases Eggy Times Tables app

The creators of Reading Eggs have launched a new educational math application for iPad, iPhone and Android. Suitable for children aged five to 10, Eggy Times Tables features interactive activities and animations to teach young children essential multiplication skills.

Over 30 Pennsylvania schools will implement dropout program

The dropout prevention Early Warning System and Interventions Catalog from the state's department of education will be implemented in 35 Pennsylvania school districts and charter schools. The schools, located in 23 counties across the commonwealth, will start using the system during the 2014-2015 school year.

Espresso Education rebrands under Discovery Education

Espresso Education and Discovery Education will join together under the Discovery Education name. The name change follows Discovery Education’s acquisition of the U.K.'s Espresso Group Ltd. Espresso Primary's services will be under the name Discovery Education Espresso while Espresso CPD offerings are now Discovery Education Professional Development.

Cengage Learning’s offers research paper writing tools

A new suite of writing tools from Questia supports students in organizing and writing research papers. From Cengage Learning’s, the new Questia Writing Center features support tools such as a topic and source generator, a thesis statement builder, and an outline creator and project organizer, among others.

VIP Learning unveils a customizable study platform

Kahrds is a new learning platform from VIP Learning that allows students, teachers and instructors to customize their own study sets. In addition to providing content, the users determine the subject and the level of each one of the study sets. The study platform then turns the entered information into games, flash cards and tests.

A new resource version launched by Learning Bird

Learning Bird released a new 3.0 version designed to improve user experience for teachers, students and parents. The new version features enhanced homepages, including the debut of a “Popular Lessons” section that showcases lessons users have rated positively.

Truenorthlogic joins Digital Learning Alliance

Truenorthlogic, a talent management company for K12 school districts and state departments, has joined the Digital Learning Alliance to promote personalized education through technology and education reform.