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EducationCity introduces computing as new elementary school topic

Edmentum added computing as a new subject available in EducationCity, a foundational learning program for grades pre-K through 6. The new subject provides an introduction to computer science, digital literacy and information technology using interactive content.

Preply returning to U.S. online tutoring market

American-Ukrainian startup is coming back to the U.S. market with an updated product – a marketplace for local and online language tutoring. Preply has officially started acquiring tutors in the U.S. and several other English-speaking countries.

New online digital reading international resource library launched launched a new, free digital and physical library resource for International Baccalaureate schools, international schools, and librarians and information science professionals to fulfill the requirements of international school accreditation bodies.

Platform to bring IT and cybersecurity training to classrooms

Cybrary has launched a new education training platform designed to help K12 and higher education educators plan, manage and monitor IT and cybersecurity curriculums.

Social-emotional learning book integrates with lesson planning

Gryphon House, Inc.'s new activity book, “Getting to the Heart of Learning: Social-Emotional Skills across the Early Childhood Curriculum” by Ellen Booth Church, offers activities designed to connect social-emotional learning to the classroom curriculum with child-development tips, guidelines and support information for teachers.

New mobile device management products debuted

LocknCharge launched four new products for schools to safely store, charge and sync mobile devices in locked steel carts or stations at schools.

McGraw-Hill Education releases new Building Blocks version

The new edition of Building Blocks includes 50 percent more games, increased support through grade 8 based on Common Core and state standards and iPad accessibility. The supplemental math program uses games, adaptive learning technology and personalized lessons to improve student math skills.

Funds2Orgs launches micro-entrepreneur curriculum

The free educational program shows students the essentials of becoming successful micro-entrepreneurs and how to benefit local communities. In five curriculum modules, students learn about business basics, micro-enterprises, business plans, finance and marketing.

New digital curriculum launched for English language learners

Middlebury Interactive Languages and Fuel Education launched a suite of digital instructional materials designed to boost language acquisition and achievement for English language learners. The new programs include digital curriculum frameworks for elementary and middle school students and teacher professional development.

Colorado districts choose Enrich for special education programs

Boulder Valley, Cherry Creek and Poudre school districts have purchased Excent's Enrich, a web-based special needs software platform that provides compliance assurance and functionality, teacher ease of use, and an IT architecture designed for future special program needs.