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Scenario Learning unveils new active shooter course

Scenario Learning has released a new SafeSchools Training Active Shooter for Administrators course, written by school safety experts Michael and Chris Dorn. Created for school and district administrators, the course outlines evidence-based methods to improve the odds of survival during an active shooter event. updates EasyTech digital literacy curriculum has incorporated enhancements to EasyTech, a digital literacy curriculum that helps students develop technology skills while they study core subjects. The updates include new technology pre-tests for Next-Generation Assessments, new lessons and more.

McGraw-Hill Professional offers content via Follett’s Destiny platform

McGraw-Hill Professional announced a partnership with Follett to further expand availability of its eBook collection to K12 school library customers globally.

OnCourse Systems reveals new app

OnCourse Systems for Education debuted its new OnCourse SGO application to help educators cope with Student Growth Objectives paperwork. It features dashboards, smart automation and a state submission.

CK-12 Foundation introduces journalism FlexBook

The CK-12 Foundation has added the high school-level journalism FlexBook by Nina Scott to its free library of open-source textbooks.

Kaplan and Microsoft partner on math practice app

Kaplan has teamed up with Microsoft Corp. to create Core Score, a free educational app for Windows devices that provides students in grades three through eight with math practice questions created for the Common Core State Standards.

Lerner Publishing Group offers new e-books with audio product

Lerner Publishing Group will launch Audisee eBooks with Audio from Lerner Digital on August 1, 2014. Starting with 80 titles available across age levels, interests and genres, Audisee eBooks with Audio feature fixed formatting with sentence highlighting and audio narration.

Monkimun releases new Chinese learning mobile app

Monkimun, a game studio that designs language educational games for children, has released Monki Chinese Class, the first free application in its new line of Monki Class products. Monki Chinese Class, available in the Apple App Store, is an app that teaches third-graders and older how to write basic Mandarin Chinese.

ETS launches new website for K12 science assessments

ETS's Research & Development Division has launched a new website designed to inform science educators and researchers of ETS's work developing science assessments for the primary and secondary school levels. The site is a result of the Cognitively Based Assessment of, for, and as Learning (CBAL) initiative.

Pearson launches integrated data sharing service

Pearson is integrating its GradPoint and PowerSchool applications, allowing customers to synch course and student data on a regular basis. PowerSchool is a web-based student information system while GradPoint is a collection of more than 200 standards-based online courses for students in grades six through 12.