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Newsela launches text sets for teachers

Newsela launched Text Sets, a collaborative feature that organizes Newsela articles into collections that share a common theme, topic or standard. Text Sets allow educators to contribute and leverage collections of articles to and from a global community of educators.

New student-adjustable desk built for children with learning challenges

The Marvel Group debuted The Focus Desk, a remake of the typical classroom desk which enables children to silently adjust the height of their desk from a sitting to standing mode, without adult assistance or class disruption. In addition to the FeatherTouch lift system, drop leaves offer workspace expansion.

JumpStart expands School Of Dragons

Icestorm Island is an expansion pack for JumpStart's School of Dragons with 50 educational adventures for players to uncover. Inc. launches practical skills platform

The new community and platform from is focused on developing and sharing practical skills. Members share skills that they have mastered by uploading short videos that can then be viewed by other community members who are seeking to enhance or acquire new skills.

Scholastic’s educational technology business sold for $575 million

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired the Educational Technology and Services business of Scholastic Corporation for $575 million. The segment provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services, including Read 180 and Math 180.

SchoolBondFinder launches online education bond tracking solution

SchoolBondFinder has launched an interactive database that tracks school district’s capital improvement projects across the United States. The datacase provides companies the ability to filter funding projects specific to their solutions.

Bayer CropScience backs new plant science certification

CEV Multimedia joined forces with Bayer CropScience to expand industry-backed certification program available through iCEV and offer resources and training. The Plant Science Certification addresses major topics in the plant science industry.

TeacherMatch delivers substitute teacher management solution

Kelly Educational Staffing, a substitute teacher employer, has signed with TeacherMatch for access to predictive tools including TeacherMatch EPI and professional development through the TeacherMatch Smart Practices training series.

Cree introduces new commercial lighting

Featuring Cree TrueWhite Technology, the new LR22 LED troffer is a fully luminous, highly diffused architectural fixture that incorporates a recessed flat panel design.

Bluepulse 1.5 updates formative assessment

The new Bluepulse version 1.5 formative assessment software from eXplorance is a two-way communication platform enables teachers to collect real-time feedback anonymously from students on specific topics mentioned in the summative review.