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Corporations commit to NAFTrack Certified Hiring credential

The National Academy Foundation (NAF) and nine companies announced NAFTrack Certified Hiring, a new academic and work-based learning initiative that prepares high school students for college and careers. The companies committed to giving special consideration to job applicants who, as high school graduates, earned NAF credentials.

Sunrise Digital announces stick-anywhere MagiCling posters

Sunrise Digital is now making posters on MagiCling, a material that allows posters to stick to virtually any surface. This thin 2-mil white film is electrostatically charged to cling to a flat surface.

Lenovo and the National Academy Foundation launch Lenovo Scholar Network

Lenovo signed an agreement with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) to bring a mobile app development curriculum and delivery program to NAF academies. The Lenovo Scholar Network program provides STEM curriculum and technology exposure for high school students.

Massachusetts' district brings in BeSafe Technologies

BeSafe Technologies has been awarded a contract with the Attleboro School Department to secure its eleven school sites. The agreement provides for the installation and training necessary to provide a computerized floor plan and emergency response information system that can be kept updated on demand, as often as needed, as school layouts and information change.

Discovery Education expands services with Texas district

Burkburnett Independent School District is deepening its nine-year partnership with Discovery Education. The district is expanding access to Discovery Education’s digital content for all students in the coming school year and launching a new comprehensive professional development program.

New InFocus software applications released

InFocus Corporation adding two new applications to its lineup. The company's BigNote 1.2 interactive whiteboard software for PC and BigConnect PC video calling software are designed to improve how people communicate ideas and capture information wherever they are located.

Math-based embedded games announced by Think Through Math

Think Through Learning's Think Through Math learning system will include a series of new educationally-oriented games for the start of the school year.

PD 360 is becoming Edivation

On July 16, PD 360 will become Edivation. In addition to keeping PD 360's current professional learning solutions, Edivation will offer a new operating platform and interface.

New RFID software launched by Hayes Software Systems

Hayes Software Systems has launched a new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) inventory and audit module that will be integrated to make the process of conducting asset inventory audits more efficient. The solution, called TIPWeb-RFID, will include fully integrated RFID handheld readers, compatible tags and consulting services.

Scantron announces alliance with Curriculum Advantage

Scantron Corporation has announced an alliance with Curriculum Advantage, Inc., developer of Classworks, an online instructional solution for kindergarten through ninth grade. The partnership integrates Scantron Performance Series and Scantron Achievement Series assessment solutions with Classworks.

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