Industry News

HarperCollins e-books offered to students nationwide

Follett has launched a collection of nearly 18,000 e-book titles for preK-12 students through a strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers.

Cricket Media joins myON publisher program

A wide array of content from Cricket Media's portfolio of children’s books and magazines will now be available to students reading on Capstone's myON. The partnership will provide content to supplement middle and high school curriculums.

Washington County Public Schools hires PlanMember Services

The Maryland school system has enlisted PlanMember Services Corporation and its Columbia-based financial center, Paladin Advisor Group, to provide a comprehensive array of supplemental 403(b) products and services to help Washington County Public Schools' employees plan for retirement.

A basketball-themed Go Math! Academy created for New England

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and the Boston Celtics launched SCORE with Go Math! Academy and the Boston Celtics, an online math resource for third through fifth graders in New England schools based on a basketball-themed version of HMH’s Go Math! Academy.

Florida district adopts ClassLink as its single sign-on solution

Orange County Public Schools, the 10th largest district in the United States and the fourth largest in Florida, recently adopted ClassLink districtwide. ClassLink will provide the district’s 180,000 students and 21,000 staff with single sign-on accessible from any device.

FileWave picked by McKinney ISD

The 29-school Texas district selected FileWave to manage systems and devices for its approximately 20,000 Mac and Windows machines and 5,000 mobile devices.

New project-based professional development tool launched

Information in Action, a new K5 teaching resource published by Scholastic, provides educators with a suite of professional learning materials, including four complete model units at each grade-level to help students integrate reading, writing and research to create, present and launch projects.

New K5 teaching resource takes student writing into real-world applications

Nell K. Duke and Scholastic debuted Information in Action, a new professional development tool that guides teachers to use project-based instruction to help students become better readers and writers of informational text.

New app released as part of new partnership

Sunburst Digital, Inc. and Parlor Labs partnered bring Ponder, a browser add-on and iOS app used to create micro-responses and annotations. Teachers and students are using Ponder to manage open-ended, self-directed learning across the internet, PDFs and videos.

Epiphany Learning debuts new schedule feature

As a new feature in its K12 web-based personalized learning application, Dynamic Schedule gives students more choice while reducing the amount of time teachers spend scheduling flexible environments.