Industry News

Impero Education Pro picked by Calif. county for classroom tech management

The Los Angeles County Office of Education has selected Impero Education Pro as its network and classroom management solution for the launch of a new initiative to modernize and update the technology infrastructure across its entire network of more than 80 public school districts.

Austin ISD adds iCEV to career and technical education program

The Texas school district has added Principles & Elements of Floral Design to its curriculum resources offered through CEV Multimedia's iCEV online platform. Career and technical education courses are offered in 33 of Austin ISD's schools.

Updated Power2U outlet integrates two USB ports

NewerTech's NewerTech Power2U dual USB wall outlet now enables charging of up to four mobile devices at a single electrical outlet. The Power2U features two traditional 15 amp power outlets, plus two USB ports delivering an additional 2.5 amps via the USB ports.

One-press classroom deadbolt avoids door barricade dangers

In contrast to door-blocking devices, the Securitech QID (Quick Intruder Deadbolt) classroom lock is activated by pushing a button to instantly activate both the deadbolt and the lever handle lock. The mechanism can also be opened from the outside by first responders and other authorized personnel.

Massachusetts district first in state to select Skyward

Newton Public Schools will be the first district in Massachusetts to implement Skyward, Inc.'s student information system. The Boston suburb school system serves more than 12,500 students in 21 schools.

Partnership brings computer programming to K12 educators

Sunburst Digital, Inc. is teaming up with Tynker, a start-up that has introduced more than 20 million kids to computer programming. Tynker’s game-based programming platform offers interactive tutorials, puzzles and code challenges.

WIN Learning partnering with the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

As part of an effort to close the gaps in graduation rates for many groups of disengaged or disadvantaged students, WIN Learning will support National Dropout Prevention Center/Network's communication efforts about college and career readiness measures, including participation in regional and national events.

Pearson announces publishing partnership with Wide Range, Inc.

Pearson will take over all responsibilities for the publication of all Wide Range assessments, including the Wide Range Achievement Test 4; the Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning, Second Edition; the Wide Range Intelligence Test; and the Wide Range Assessment of Visual Motor Abilities.

Virginia adopts new approach to purchasing and accessing educational content

Virginia’s new digital textbook and instructional materials marketplace will begin operations this coming September. This new instructional materials library, based on a customized version of Copia's core Copia Class technology, has been implemented over the past 12 months.

Latest IN110x series projectors launched by InFocus

InFocus Corporation's new five IN110x series classroom-optimized projectors each feature 3200-lumen brightness and 15,000:1 contrast ratio to fit school budgets and the ambient-light levels of most classrooms.