Industry News

New student information system version released

With HTML5 as its core technology, eSchoolPLUS 4.0 offers expanded features including responsive design, advanced navigation tools, and mobile-first design concepts.

MasteryConnect launches professional development platform

In addition to offering unique content from MasteryConnect, the new web-based Mindful professional development platform will offer teachers access to School Improvement Network’s library of more than 2,500 videos.

Data Recognition Corporation acquires assets of McGraw-Hill Education

The educational assessment services provider is buying key assets of the CTB assessment business of McGraw-Hill Education. Data Recognition Corporation will acquire CTB's statewide custom business and summative shelf assessment products, including TerraNova, LAS Links, TABE and TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion high school equivalency assessment.

Collaboration bolsters Edgenuity program's ability to personalize the student learning experience

Edgenuity MyPath, a supplemental instruction program in mathematics and reading, will soon incorporate Scantron assessment data to deliver personalized learning plans to students. MyPath can be used for intervention, grade-level support, or academic enrichment through individualized learning paths.

New digital science textbook released

The new Discovery Education Science Techbook is designed specifically to help teachers transition to the Next Generation Science Standards framework. It includes content such as video, audio, text, interactives with hands-on activities and virtual labs.

New application makes tablets more suitable for classroom use

To help make tablets more classroom ready, Educational Resources created its EdRedi application to enable classroom teachers to intuitively supervise and control their students’ name-brand devices — such as the Acer Iconia 10.1 tablet, the first EdRedi-enabled device.

Module added by BrightBytes to develop school leaders

A leadership module has been added to BrightBytes' Clarity platform. Created in partnership with McREL International, the module is based on McREL's research about the leadership practices that have the largest impact on student outcomes.

New cost-effective way for teachers to wirelessly collect scientific data

Vernier Software & Technology has launched the Go Wireless Link to provide a way to wirelessly collect data from more than 40 sensors on tablets and mobile devices in science and STEM classrooms.

Four new mobile device products launched by LocknCharge

The K12 mobile device management company released a carrier cart and three charging stations to safely store, sync and charge mobile devices at schools, especially those with 1-to-1 programs and flexible learning environments.

Social and emotional assessment to be integrated into curriculum

Apperson Inc. has partnered with Open Circle, a provider of evidence-based curriculum and professional development for social and emotional learning in elementary schools. Apperson will align the skills from its Evo Social-Emotional Learning assessment with skills and practices from the Open Circle Curriculum.