Industry News

Collaboration to address challenges of first-generation college students

UBS committed $2 million to launch The TalentED Project, a new initiative aimed at increasing college success through strategic partnerships with the Tennessee College Access & Success Network and Discovery Education. The portal pilot will begin in October, connecting college admissions officers with college access professionals to best match students to colleges.

Georgia district expands learning districtwide

Marietta City Schools and Discovery Education expanded their 15-year partnership. The district will provide students districtwide access to Discovery Education’s Science Techbook series.

Partnership to bring spoken English language learning technologies to students

With Carnegie ESL, Carnegie’s proprietary technologies include real-time voice analysis of 110 native languages ensuring that each learner, regardless of where they are from, has individualized, adaptive ESL program. Carnegie ESP, or Early Speech Program, provides a program for students in K-5 who only visit school speech pathologists and language therapists 1-2 times per week.

Collaborative effort results in blend of digital and physical learning tools

This partnership will bring Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s (HMH) math programs, learning content and manipulatives to the new Osmo Numbers game, which utilizes Osmo’s Reflective Artificial Intelligence technology to create a collaborative and interactive physical and digital environment for children learning math.

Partnership offers suite of apps for struggling readers

Sunburst and MaxScholar have partnered to release three solutions for K12: MaxPhonics Early Start, MaxPhonics & Reading K-2, and MaxGuru. MaxScholar is a multi-sensory reading and language program addressing phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

Product launched to change access to digital learning resources

ClassLink has added OneRoster to streamline the delivery of class roster information to any publisher/platform application. Class roster information can be used to automate user account activations and populate student and teacher accounts into appropriate classes.

Partnership enhances collaborative technology for classrooms

Touchjet, a company that creates interactive touch technology, is partnering with MightyMeeting, a company that designs apps to bring collaboration to any presentation in the classroom or boardroom. With the combination, a presenter can turn one-way presentations into interactive experiences.

New Jersey district upgrades student registration

Pennsville Township School District launched an online solution that simplifies student registration. InfoSnap’s integration with PowerSchool, Pennsville’s student information system, generates real-time, on-demand data transfer between the two systems.

TRUE Fitness expanding its cardio product line

The latest line of equipment – the HIT Series (High Intensity Training) – will contain equipment that will provide users with an extremely intense workout session. The Traverse helps users sculpt their cores and lower bodies while the Spectrum combines three separate machines into an all-in-one piece of cardio equipment.

Sunburst Digital introduces technology skills integrated curriculum

For its new 2015-16 portfolio of curriculum solutions, Sunburst has been working with three companies – StudioWeb, Tynker and Wonder Workshop – to introduce programming, coding and computer science to K12 students with Wonder Workshop, Tynker for School and Studio Web.