Industry News

Frontline Technologies unveils enhanced version of Jobulator

With Jobulator, substitutes get notified of new job offers in Aesop and can easily accept job offers from their mobile devices or desktops.

History instruction upgraded with multimedia content at ABC-CLIO

ABC-CLIO Solutions' new World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras and World History: The Modern Era video modules contain tools to provide history instruction, including word-for-word video transcripts and essential vocabulary terms. The company also released a text-to-speech functionality, translation tool and World Geography & Culture Concepts.

New learning assessment offered by Apperson

Apperson introduced Evo Social-Emotional, a social and emotional learning assessment system developed with Devereux allowing educators and parents to rate the frequency of student behavior over time to screen and monitor the progress of students’ skill development.

Backyard Engineers unveiled by Filament Games

Filament Games debuted Backyard Engineers, a game that teaches engineering concepts and problem solving skills by giving students the opportunity to design and adjust catapults for fictional water balloon fights.

Audiovisual equipment for testing launched by Califone

Califone International LLC unveiled the E1, E3T and E3USB earbuds, the PA283 VoiceSaver personal voice amplifier and the KB3 wireless keyboard to support preparation and testing requirements in any state.

Schoology picked by Texas district for virtual school initiative

Aldine Independent School District has migrated to Schoology's core learning management system for managing curriculum, virtual instruction, credit recovery, staff development and other educational initiatives.

Pennsylvania-based career project partners with WIN Learning

The Erie Regional Career Planning Project is launching an "Educonomy" model in 16 school districts across Erie and Crawford Counties. The WIN Learning Career Readiness System begins with the myStrategic Compass career exploration, planning and guidance tool and also offers students college and career readiness courseware.

Education association demands moratorium on high-stakes testing

ASCD is calling on policymakers to institute a two-year moratorium on using new state standardized assessments for accountability purposes. The hiatus will allow time for policymakers and education leaders to design and implement a new accountability model that more accurately reflects the full range of student learning and school support.

New partnership extends online learning to special education students

Through Fuel Education’s PEAK, PresenceLearning and Fuel Education are offering a live, online special education solution that provides schools and districts access to a nationwide network of speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, special education teachers, and mental health/behavioral health professionals.

Follett partners with Vocabulary.com

Follett Corporation has invested in Vocabulary.com, a global online adaptive learning platform that takes a personalized approach toward driving vocabulary proficiency and literacy development.

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