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Discovery Education adds exclusive content from family of networks

Discovery Education has added 38 exclusive videos from Discovery Communications’ family of networks to its suite of digital resources. Educators can now integrate series from Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Animal Planet and American Heroes Channel into classroom instruction through Discovery Education’s digital education services.

FreshGrade secures funding for classroom engagement and assessment tool

FreshGrade announced it has secured $4.3 million in seed funding from education and venture capital firms: NewSchools Venture Fund, Emerson Collective, Accel Partners and Social Capital. Designed by developers in collaboration with teachers and parents, FreshGrade is a classroom engagement and real-time assessment resource for administrators, teachers and parents.

Indigo Project offers career assessment tool

The Indigo Project has been developed, in collaboration with TTI Success Insights, to provide an assessment system that measures motivation, strengths and skills specific to an individual student. Indigo then matches this evaluation to an extensive database of higher-education programs and, when appropriate, potential employers.

Blackboard debuts free app to help students discover career paths

Blackboard Inc. announced the release of Job Genie, a free mobile app designed to minimize student anxiety around the job selection process by helping them explore potential career paths and options for college.

Interactive platform for Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe launched by Childhelp

Childhelp has partnered with 6Connex to create a new virtual campus for its comprehensive child abuse and bullying prevention education program, Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe. The virtual campus will offer curriculum, facilitator training, continuing education opportunities, guest speaker lectures and more to educators.

Smart Coos launches e-learning language site

Smart Coos, Inc. debuted its new web-based language learning product for babies and children, newborns to age 8, and their parents. The e-learning language community provides parents and early childhood educators with books, videos and tutors on its subscription-based website.

Fuel Education and LearnBop partner on math tutoring and analytics

Fuel Education is partnering with LearnBop this fall to offer LearnBop through its Fuel Education's personalized learning platform, PEAK. Further, in the coming months Fuel Education will also make LearnBop available through its PEAK Library.

Imagine Learning and Scantron form alliance

Imagine Learning is partnering with Scantron to combine Scantron’s online assessments with the Imagine Learning platform.

S.C. district enhances science curriculum with Discovery Education’s digital textbook

Charleston County School District and Discovery Education announced an expansion of their partnership that brings Discovery Education’s digital science textbook to elementary and middle school classrooms districtwide. Through this expansion, students will have access to Discovery Education’s Science Techbook series.

Rethink offers student behavioral challenge support to teachers

Rethink has launched a management and tracking platform that helps teachers improve student behavior. The new mobile-based Behavior Support tool helps teachers to identify student behavior challenges and provide personal attention to students, by eliminating paperwork and helping teachers customize their behavior invention plans.