Industry News

SAFARI Montage integrates with Knovation’s netTrekker

SAFARI Montage announced a new partnership with Knovation that will provide SAFARI Montage and netTrekker co-customers with Federated Search access to over 360,000 educator-curated, standards-aligned digital learning resources through the SAFARI Montage Learning Object Repository.

Bretford debuts PureCharge carts and stations for iPad

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. debuted the PureCharge family of iPad and iPad mini charging carts and stations, which will be available later this summer.

Bretford introduces charging cart optimized for Chromebooks

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. has introduced Core 36M, a 36-unit charging cart that is optimized for Chromebooks. The cart also supports most tablets, laptops/hybrids and ultrabooks used in K12 education environments.

Leading Edge Certification debuts new certification

Leading Edge Certification has launched its fourth certification. Professional Learning Leader is a six- to eight-week course that is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online trainings.

LocknCharge announces new charging and storage classroom cart

LocknCharge announced a new, compact Carrier 30 Cart. Expected to ship this fall, the portable, steel Carrier 30 Cart is compatible with iPad, Chromebook, tablet and laptop devices, enabling simultaneous charging of up to 30 devices.

BenchPrep chosen by Louisiana school district

Lafayette Parish School System has selected BenchPrep to provide digital courses for college readiness and ACT preparation for the 2014-2015 school year. The online program will launch in August 2014 and will be offered to all high school juniors in the district.

New York state selects HP for PC initiative

HP signed a two-year contract for five out of six categories in the New York State (NYS) Aggregate PC Initiative. As part of the Initiative, HP will be the first-choice provider for nearly 65,000 desktops and 27,000 notebooks for all state agencies.

STI expands offerings with several company acquisitions

In addition to raising a new round of funding, STI has acquired a series of companies. The recent acquisitions include Chalkable, a grade book and educational content platform; Learning Earnings, an online behavior and performance incentive program; and Spiral Universe, a next generation SIS for the private school market.

Torsh and New Teacher Center launch Ask a Mentor

Torsh Inc. and New Teacher Center have launched a beta version of its Ask a Mentor service, powered by Torsh. The new mentoring service for teachers offers on-demand access to expert mentors. The full launch of Ask A Mentor will occur in late August.

myON expands personalized reading platform with literacy toolkit

myON is expanding its digital literacy platform to include a set of literacy tools to personalize the reading experience for students, while growing instructional capabilities for teachers. The first set of tools to be released support close reading.