Industry News

Top Masters in Education releases list of highest paying public school districts

Top Masters in Education published a list of the top paying school districts in each state for first-year teachers. Topping the list is New York's Katona-Lewisboro School District. While the cost of living in this region is exceptionally high, this district pays well above the second highest paying district, exceeding it by close to $30,000.

ASCD releases professional development resources for literacy instruction

ASCD has assembled professional development resources to help educators integrate literacy into their instruction with videos, courses and channels and webinars, including Vocab in Action, The Innovators and Reading in Meaning, among others.

SST launches SecureCampus gunfire detection for school campuses

SST, Inc. launched SecureCampus, a gunfire detection system designed to provide both indoor and outdoor coverage at school campuses. SecureCampus instantly detects gunfire and notifies law enforcement, campus security personnel, on-site staff, and other first responders.

Eastern DataComm expands ShoreTel offerings with cloud solutions

Eastern DataComm is now offering ShoreTel Sky solutions to its customers, joining the "Enabled tier" of the Champion Partner Program - Cloud track. The Champion Partner Program is designed to enable solution providers with UC expertise to provide ShoreTel’s end-to-end communications products and services.

LocknCharge launches two syncing and charging carts

LocknCharge launched two new syncing and charging carts specifically designed for iPad devices. The iQ 30 Cart and EVO 40 Cart are designed for iPad, iPad Air or iPad Mini device collections in school environments. Schools can store, sync, charge, secure and transport as many as 30 devices in the iQ 30 and 40 devices in the larger EVO 40.

Nutrition and fitness app integrated by Alabama school

The Walker County Public School System in Jasper will integrate the Kids Making Healthy Choices app into its iPad-enabled health and physical education curriculum at Bankhead Middle School. The app includes the digital ebook adaptation of the Making Healthy Choices—A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids book, kid-friendly recipes, online tools and resources and more.

School Specialty partners with Ohio community to furnish high school

School Specialty, Inc.'s Projects by Design team worked closely with the Shelby City School District to outfit learning spaces in the new Shelby High School with furniture and equipment. Implemented solutions included student tables that can change configurations for different types of class projects to flexible seating.

University of California grants approval of nearly 100 Fuel Education courses

The University of California “a-g” review board approved 95 of Fuel Education's online and blended courses. Eighteen of the courses that are approved through May of 2016 are AP courses.

SANS Inc. announces new version of language lab software

SANS Inc. has released Version 14.3 of the Sony Virtuoso and Sony Soloist digital language lab software. Enhancements include error detection and correction as well as Quality of Service settings for the SANSTalk Audio Router Software.

Tech platform helps manage high school academics and college prep

Campus Steps, a new free platform for students, parents and counselors, hosts multiple online and mobile ready apps to allow students to keep tabs of their academics, search colleges, apply for colleges and communicate with their counselor. The company is being incubated by Campus Explorer in partnership with developers from Learning Core.