Industry News

K12 Inc. chosen as curriculum provider for Pennsylvania charter school

A three-year contract was awarded to K12 Inc. to provide the academic curriculum for Pennsylvania's Agora Cyber Charter School commencing in the 2015-2016 school year.

Quintron’s AccessNsite picked by Ohio district

Quintron Systems, Inc.'s access control system, AccessNsite, has been installed districtwide in Kettering City Schools system by Copp Integrated Systems. The district needed to replace and upgrade perimeter doors with electrical systems integration for access control and video surveillance, as well as a new intercom communication system.

Motorola Solutions unveils lightweight two-way radio

Motorola Solutions announced a new handheld mobile device for schools and universities. The MOTOTRBO SL300 digital portable radio is a two-way, push-to-talk communication device that offers a shatterproof Active View display with LED and a long battery life.

Mobile County grows partnership with Discovery Education

Mobile County Public School System, Alabama's largest school system, has expanded its partnership with Discovery Education with the launch of the Digital Literacy Media Project. Under the professional development program, a network of teachers and media specialists create and share innovative teaching strategies for BYOD transitions.

Vernier expands its offering of wireless sensors for tablets

Vernier Software & Technology has expanded its offerings with the Go Wireless pH and the NODE+ CO2 Gas and Thermocouple sensor modules. Using the Go Wireless pH, teachers and students can remotely monitor and collect pH data. The CO2 Gas sensor module measures CO2 gas concentration in air while the Thermocouple measures temperatures.

Pearson’s WISC-V on Q-interactive features enhanced content

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V), the latest version of a cognitive assessment for school-aged children, is now available on Q-interactive, Pearson’s intuitive digital assessment management system.

Latest InFocus LiteShow outputs HD content to projectors and touch displays

InFocus Corporation launched LiteShow 4, an adapter that wirelessly connects digital content from computers and mobile devices to nearly any projector or display. LiteShow 4 adds 1080p high-definition output capabilities, HDMI connectivity and refined presentation from mobile devices with the MirrorOp app.

Putnam County chooses Naiku’s assessment software

Naiku's classroom assessment software will be implemented districtwide for Putnam County School System's nearly 11,000 students in Tennessee. The cloud-based software measures and tracks each student’s proficiency of standards in any subject and grade.

NETGEAR introduces new wireless access points, firewalls and storage

NETGEAR, Inc. is improving the speed, performance and capabilities of its products designed for K12 education facilities. New offerings for wireless access, security and storage include Dual Band High Powered 802.11n Weatherproof Outdoor Access Point and Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless Access Point.

New online archives launched by National Museum of the Pacific War

The National Museum of the Pacific War has launched its digital archives to the public. There are collections currently up on the digital archive include the World War II Veterans Oral History Collection, the World War II Photograph Collection and the Chester W. Nimitz Personal Letters (1893-1911), among others.