Industry News

Schoology contracts with Uruguay's Plan Ceibal 1-to-1 initiative

Schoology has signed a contract supplying all schools in Uruguay with the Schoology learning management system. Schoology will be powering Uruguay’s 1-to-1 instruction program, Plan Ceibal, to deliver instruction and resources while connecting students and teachers in a learning-centered, secure community platform.

K12 Inc. completes sale of select businesses

K12 Inc. has completed the sale of select businesses to Safanad Education Ventures Limited. The businesses consist of K12's post-secondary business, K12's interest in an existing Middle East joint venture currently operating with a Safanad Limited affiliate and a private international brick and mortar school.

New publishing division launched by Learning Sciences International

Learning Sciences International is launching a new publishing division with a 10-book series, the Marzano Center Essentials for Achieving Rigor. The first volume of the research-based instructional guide series will be available this month, with the remaining nine titles following throughout the summer. Publications will initially be released in print, followed immediately by e-books.

Kaplan division partners with Education is Freedom

Kaplan K12 Learning Services is teaming up with Education is Freedom to help the Dallas-based nonprofit in its mission of helping thousands of underserved high school students across the Dallas ISD with the college admissions process. Through the partnership, students can access Kaplan’s SAT, ACT and PSAT preparation resources.

PassTheNotes and NEC Corporation of America sign content agreement

PassTheNotes signed a reseller agreement with NEC Corporation of America to bring together their technological capabilities, channel partners' sales presence and collaborative tools to provide a complete cloud-based content management solution.

Mayor-school board collaboration strengthens school governance

Collaboration between mayors and school boards—not mayoral takeovers—can lead to better school governance and student achievement, according to a report by the Center for Public Education at the National School Boards Association. The report also found that mayors can provide great benefits to public schools, enabling better integration and coordination of services for children and families.

Illinois district expands its partnership with Discovery Education

Des Plaines CSD 62 has expanded its partnership with Discovery Education to include an extensive professional development program. District 62 will work with Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corps multi-year program to develop teacher leaders to actively participate in the district’s digital transition.

Sony Electronics adds new mini-dome camera model

Sony Electronics is adding a new model to its X Series line of IP mini-dome cameras. The SNC-XM631 is powered by the IPELA Engine EX signal processing system, allowing it to deliver full HD picture quality in challenging lighting conditions using Sony´s wide dynamic range technology (View-DR) and image stabilization technology.

ClassLink LaunchPad signs with 10th largest Florida district

ClassLink inked a multiyear agreement for its ClassLink LaunchPad with Brevard County Schools. The full-scale adoption will be the framework that ties together Brevard’s Learning Management System programs for over 8,500 staff and 72,000 students. The adoption will be funded through the district’s local Race to the Top allocation.

Securly debuts new student analytic software

Securly, a cloud-based provider of internet security for K12 schools, has launched Student Achievement Analytics to help school leadership use a combination of visual charts and commands to answer questions about aggregate student activity. The new offering shows how students and teachers are really using technology.