Industry News

Online training course focuses on discriminatory harassment

PublicSchoolWORKS has released a new online staff training course to address peer discriminatory harassment and the confidentiality, due-process rights and freedom of speech requirements for district administrators.

NAO Robot available for Intelligent Laptop Cart

A+ Mobile Solutions' Aldebaran NAO Robot and its development software are available as an optional add-on to its Mobile STEM Lab - Intelligent Laptop Cart. Students can learn to program the robot to perform simple to complex behaviors using the Choregraphe software.

New movement curriculum launched by Gryphon House Inc.

Gryphon House Inc. has released Move to Learn: Integrating Movement into the Early Childhood Curriculum to help educators turn their classrooms into environments that encourage movement activities throughout the early childhood curricula.

Iowa City Community Schools implements new communication platform

The Iowa school district is utilizing GuideK12’s SchoolSearch to provide an efficient way to share assigned school details and other information from the Iowa City Schools homepage with the parents in the community.

Capstone Partners with Cantata Learning

The two companies have partnered to distribute Cantata Learning's product line through direct and wholesale channels. Twenty-nine Cantata Learning products are now available as Capstone Interactive eBooks and as print picture book/audio bundles, with an additional 42 new books set for release this year.

Cinedigm and Bright Educational Media plan to launch network

Bright, a linear and VOD network centered on live action, learning and education themed content, will be launched by Cinedigm and Bright Educational Media. Content will be curated both from Cinedigm’s film and TV episode library, as well as from outside producers.

EarthEcho International launches new adventure-inspired educational tools

EarthEcho International has released a collection of standard-aligned educational materials and documentary videos on their second youth expedition, EarthEcho Expedition: Beyond the Dead Zone.

Frontline Technologies buys competing company

Frontline Technologies has acquired CRS Advanced Technology, which produces a competing product for substitute teacher placement and absence management. Though CRS Advanced Technology's SubFinder users will not see any immediate change, Frontline intends to eventually retire the SubFinder system.

Follett to debut summer school reading, math bundles

Follett debuted summer school reading and math bundles geared to students who will be entering grades 2-6. The summer school bundles include fiction and informational texts with lesson extension ideas, writing prompts and other elements.

SmartStart debuted by Waterford

Waterford Institute launched its new Waterford SmartStart pre-K program, a multimodal resource for teaching reading, math and science concepts in classrooms and childcare centers. The program includes computer-based adaptive curriculum and teacher tools and offline group materials.