Industry News

Bretford introduces charging cart optimized for Chromebooks

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. has introduced Core 36M, a 36-unit charging cart that is optimized for Chromebooks. The cart also supports most tablets, laptops/hybrids and ultrabooks used in K12 education environments.

Leading Edge Certification debuts new certification

Leading Edge Certification has launched its fourth certification. Professional Learning Leader is a six- to eight-week course that is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online trainings.

LocknCharge announces new charging and storage classroom cart

LocknCharge announced a new, compact Carrier 30 Cart. Expected to ship this fall, the portable, steel Carrier 30 Cart is compatible with iPad, Chromebook, tablet and laptop devices, enabling simultaneous charging of up to 30 devices.

BenchPrep chosen by Louisiana school district

Lafayette Parish School System has selected BenchPrep to provide digital courses for college readiness and ACT preparation for the 2014-2015 school year. The online program will launch in August 2014 and will be offered to all high school juniors in the district.

New York state selects HP for PC initiative

HP signed a two-year contract for five out of six categories in the New York State (NYS) Aggregate PC Initiative. As part of the Initiative, HP will be the first-choice provider for nearly 65,000 desktops and 27,000 notebooks for all state agencies.

STI expands offerings with several company acquisitions

In addition to raising a new round of funding, STI has acquired a series of companies. The recent acquisitions include Chalkable, a grade book and educational content platform; Learning Earnings, an online behavior and performance incentive program; and Spiral Universe, a next generation SIS for the private school market.

Torsh and New Teacher Center launch Ask a Mentor

Torsh Inc. and New Teacher Center have launched a beta version of its Ask a Mentor service, powered by Torsh. The new mentoring service for teachers offers on-demand access to expert mentors. The full launch of Ask A Mentor will occur in late August.

myON expands personalized reading platform with literacy toolkit

myON is expanding its digital literacy platform to include a set of literacy tools to personalize the reading experience for students, while growing instructional capabilities for teachers. The first set of tools to be released support close reading.

Naiku, Inc. updates its classroom assessment software

Naiku released new support enhancements for standards-based grading, increased the number of reports available to teachers and administrative staff, and expanded item and test creation options.

PBS KIDS video app launches on Android and Chromecast

PBS KIDS' video app is now available on Android and compatible with Chromecast. The PBS KIDS Video App gives families free, streaming access to thousands of videos, including clips and full episodes from PBS KIDS series.

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