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Music Prodigy offers new music assessment tool to teachers

Music Prodigy Quiz is a comprehensive music classroom student evaluation tool for general music students, ensemble students and university students. Teachers can select from the test question database or create their own questions in a variety of formats in one assessment.

With TEAMS launch, El Paso ISD enrolls 40,000 students online

The Texas district successfully enrolled two-thirds of its student population online during the initial implementation phase of Prologic Technology Systems, Inc.'s TEAMS Online Student Registration & Enrollment System. El Paso ISD will continue the rollout by conducting a series of computer literacy classes for parents.

Rizk Ventures acquires online technology education company

Classroom24-7, LLC, an online education technologies and services provider, has been bought by Rizk Ventures, LLC. The company offers a range of services required to build large-scale online education programs.

Destiny upgrade features EasyBib integration

Several enhancements have been added to Universal Search, Follett's content search and discovery tool available in the latest upgrade of Destiny Library Manager. New features include integration with EasyBib, an intuitive information literacy platform that provides students with citation, note taking and research tools.

Iowa school districts add Lexia Reading Core5

Council Bluffs CSD has chosen to implement Lexia Reading Core5. In addition, Davenport CSD has expanded its use of the reading program from use in grades K3 to all students in grades K5.

New version of learning platform designed by McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education released an updated tablet-friendly interface for ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces), an adaptive learning system that provides an individualized learning experience for K20 students based on their unique strengths and weaknesses.

San Marcos USD granted $4.1 million for energy efficiency upgrades

Schneider Electric announced that the California Energy Commission has awarded a $4.1 million grant to the California school district to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects including heating, ventilation, HVAC replacements, energy management system optimization, LED lighting and photovoltaic systems.

Boopsie launches platform to streamline resources for libraries

AccessILS is a newly available platform that allows library industry content providers struggling with developing technology to integrate their digital catalogs with their legacy systems to manage their physical catalogs.

Anti-bullying solution launched by Bridg-it

Bridg-it School is an online school safety solution that addresses the full lifecycle of an incident, from reporting through resolution. It offers a resource center of curated content with restorative techniques that foster positive outcomes.

Nonfiction Holocaust reader released by Scholastic for classrooms

Scholastic published The Holocaust: The Story of Nazi Persecution and the Impact of Hate on Humanity, a nonfiction reader for grades 7-10 that covers the timeline, history, participants and impact of the Holocaust.