Industry News

Elite Screens launches Starling screen

Elite Screens launched its Starling retractable electric projection screen as a more refined option for CE Retail sales. It will be available in a range of sizes including 100", 120" and 135" in 16:9 HDTV format.

New series debuted by Benchmark Education

Benchmark Education launched a new reading practice book series in print format for students in grades three through six and aligned to Common Core State Standards. Each Short Reads for Finding Text Evidence grade-level set consists of a teacher’s guide and student practice books. offers online Spanish tutors to students announced a new online Spanish tutor service for students who are studying Spanish at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels including AP Spanish.

Cree introduces LS Series linear LED luminaire

Cree, Inc. introduced the LS Series linear LED luminaire powered by Cree TrueWhite Technology, designed to replace the fluorescent strip, wrap and industrial fixtures currently installed in North America.

WIN Learning to utilize Kuder's planning system

WIN Learning and Kuder Inc. are partnering to provide educators and students with advanced capabilities for career guidance and planning. WIN Learning will utilize Kuder Navigator, a comprehensive online education and career planning system, as the foundation of its myStrategic Compass.

Scientific Learning chooses first National Leadership Center in Georgia

Scientific Learning Corp. has named Murray County Schools a National Leadership Center due to strong student achievement gains after the use of the company's Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant programs. The district is the first National Leadership Center in Georgia and one of only four across the U.S.

Two new programs debuted by Scholastic

Scholastic launched two new education programs for global markets. Scholastic Literacy Pro is a digital reading comprehension assessment program for elementary through high school students while PR1ME Mathematics is a mathematics proficiency program for grades 1 through 6.

Enhanced Notes feature added to Odysseyware's online curriculum

Odysseyware has added more refinements to its online curriculum platform's new user interface. With the redesigned Notes feature, both students and teachers can now write multiple notes directly in the margins of every assignment.

SMART unveils next generation interactive flat panel for education

SMART Technologies released the SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel for education. The first in a new line of SMART Board interactive flat panels, it offers ultra-HD 4K resolution to teachers and administrators.

Follett renews partnership with MetaMetrics

Follett and MetaMetrics are continuing to partner on education-focused content and reading data to help educators connect students with age and reading level appropriate books, ebooks and digital resources. In addition to other collaborations, Follett is currently integrating MetaMetrics' Lexile measures into its Follett Shelf Classroom Connections.