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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.

PresenceLearning resource focuses on blended learning and special education

PresenceLearning has added, “Getting Smarter About SPED: A Conversation about Blended Learning Decisions and Implications” to its online resource library. Based on a webinar featuring Tom Vander Ark, Maria Carr and Robin Wise, the free download outlines how properly executed blended learning models can positively impact special education students.

Google opens its learning management tool to all teachers

Google announced the limited preview of Classroom, a tool that aims to make it easier for teachers to stay in touch with their students and to give them assignments and feedback. Anyone with a Google Apps for Education account can now use the service.

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Green ABCs launches green line of school supply kits

An eco-friendly line of school supplies made with recycled materials, renewable recources or innovations in biodegradability has been launched by Green ABCs.

NEC DisplayNote software now available in the cloud

NEC Display Solutions of America's NEC DisplayNote Software is now available through the cloud. The tool lets educators, students and professionals present and share content, and collaborate across any device using Windows, IOS and Android operating systems.

Compass Learning curriculum earns University of California certification

Compass Learning's Compass Learning High School curriculum has achieved certification from the University of California (UC) for the 2014–2015 school year. A number of college-preparatory courses have met the criteria established by UC to ensure that students can master rigorous curricula areas required to enter the University’s first-year program.

New screen cleaning solution from WHOOSH!

WHOOSH! has released a new, non-toxic Screen Shine solution for tablet and computer screens that also forms a protective layer to resist dirt build-up, smudges and fingerprints.

Roadtrip Nation and Hobsons partner on college and career prep curriculum

Roadtrip Nation and Hobsons have partnered to launch a college and career exploration curriculum for students in grades 6-12. The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action around CGI America initiative targets markets with large at-risk, low-income, minority populations, historically high dropout rates, and the highest student-to-counselor ratios.

Learning A–Z announces Headsprout product merger

Learning A–Z, a Cambium Learning Group, Inc. company, is merging its two Headsprout software products, Headsprout Early Reading and Headsprout Reading Comprehension, into one comprehensive K5 online reading program.

My Dino companion for kids launched

Tiltan Games announced a new educational initiative for preschool, pre-K and kindergarten. Available on iOS and Android, My Dino companion introduces new concepts to young kids at their own pace with a dinosaur avatar and activities.