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Cree's new replacement tubes cut energy costs

Cree introduced a series of LED T8 replacement tubes that offer 30 percent energy savings and near-universal driver compatibility.

Schools seek part of $250 million Ohio grant program

A total of 662 organizations, including 446 public districts, have requested more than $761 million in the second round of the Straight A Fund grant award process. The applicant pool includes 73 percent of Ohio school districts. The $250 million Straight A Fund was created to promote innovative local ideas and programs to help transform and modernize Ohio’s education system.

Vernier Software & Technology to hold STEM-science teacher workshops

This summer, Vernier Software & Technology will offer more than 20 full-day, hands-on training institutes to help science and STEM teachers integrate data collection technology into their science curriculum.

Aspex Solutions releases the TeacherFit Urban Assessment

The TeacherFit Urban K12 teacher applicant prescreening assessment from Aspex Solutions will allow principals and hiring managers to identify teachers who are most likely to be effective teachers in an urban school setting.

New K12 content integration planned by Blackboard and Discovery Education

Blackboard and Discovery Education will be partnering later this year on an integration for K12 students and instructors that will provide access to Discovery Education Streaming Plus content. The service provides more than 151,000 standards-aligned resources.

3D Systems launches digital literacy programs

A series of 3D digital literacy initiatives has been launched by 3D Systems. The long-term MAKE.DIGITAL initiative includes an education webpage on 3DS' Cubify.com, curriculum and training resources for a range of STEAM subjects and age groups, and partnerships with programs and scholarships.

Classroom sound line version announced by FrontRow

FrontRow released a new version of its Juno classroom sound line: Juno Connect. It lets teachers use voice commands to control projectors and other devices, record and post screen capture videos, and initiate and answer intercom calls without touching a computer.

ConnectEDU follows Gates Foundation grant with Ch. 11 bankruptcy

Months after receiving a $500,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Boston-based ed tech startup ConnectEDU has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In its filing, ConnectEDU cited its inability to pay debt owed to over 200 creditors.

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Scholastic launches subscription e-reading programs

Scholastic launched Storia School Edition, a subscription-based e-book solution for pre-K through six, for group and individual classroom reading, and Core Clicks, a web-based instructional program for K5 that supports content area reading in social studies and science.

Common Core course released by Virtual Education Software

Virtual Education Software debuted a new graduate level online course titled, "Understanding & Implementing Common Core Standards" (CCS). VESi's CCS course is available to pre-K through 12 education professionals.

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