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New company offers electronics projects for families and teachers

How to make STEM learning fun brought together two education technology entrepreneurs to create KitHub, a new electronics kit company. The company partner with toymakers, technologists and teachers to create and offer new kits monthly in addition to classroom sets and curriculum and step-by-step guides.

New Florida approval won for online courses

Edmentum has received Florida Department of Education approval of 26 courses for the 2015–16 school year. These courses, accessible through Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy, were approved for grades 6 through 12.

Class-wide announcements feature debuted by FreshGrade

The new feature allows teachers to remind parents and students of upcoming assignments and events, and works seamlessly within FreshGrade's student digital portfolios.

New evaluation and learning assessment program launched

A new Mindprint Learning, LLC cognitive evaluation and learning platform, the Mindprint assessment, is an online cognitive test for children ages 8 to 21. The one-hour, self-administered assessment offers insight into how each child learns best.

Hillsborough County Schools renews 'Read on myON' program

The Florida district and six other community partners are renewing their Community of Readers Initiative with myON. The community-wide program is working to raise literacy by providing full access to myON’s personalized literacy environment for every child in Hillsborough County from birth to eighth grade.

InFocus Corporation debuts video conferencing and collaboration system

The new Mondopad 2.0 offers new features that make sharing, annotating, archiving and overall collaboration easier, particularly between multiple locations.

Val Skinner Foundation partners with Discovery Education

A national innovative science curriculum for high school students is being launched with a focus on cancer genetics. In 2008, the Val Skinner Foundation and the LIFE Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey established BioCONECT, an inquiry-based biology curriculum for high school students designed to increase breast cancer awareness.

Schools plan released with real-time analysis and reporting, an advanced analytics and reporting system for Learning Management Systems powered by Moodle, launched a Schools subscription plan for online schools and school districts. The plan is an enhanced version of its virtual dashboard with instant real-time analytics and unlimited reports.

Colorado city adopts Expeditionary Learning curriculum

In addition to providing professional development for more than 600 teachers and administrators, Expeditionary Learning will provide Denver Public Schools with the curriculum for grades 4-8 for the 2015-16 academic year. The school system will also use its English Language Arts curriculum for approximately 18,000 students.

Collaboration extended covering Discovery Education digital content

Discovery Education signed a three-year renewal of its 15-year partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting providing educators across Georgia access to digital learning content from Discovery Education Streaming service.