Industry News

School Specialty launches curriculum-based security initiative

SSI GUARDIAN is a new curriculum-based security and preparedness program from School Specialty, Inc. that is focused on strengthening campus and school safety by providing administrators with the professional development tools to address safety and risk mitigation.

SEAS Education’s educational planning software implemented in two districts

Florida's Duval County School District and California's San Diego USD have adopted SEAS Education's Achieve 2.0 Educational Planning Management Software. Achieve 2.0 supports school district education plan types including Academic and Behavior RTI, Section 504, English Language Learner and Gifted.

Casio expands projector portfolio with Ecolite Lampfree model

A new introductory model has been added to Casio America, Inc.'s portfolio of projector offerings. The EcoLite XJ-V1 projector provides a 30 percent increase in LED light output, offering a greater increase in color spectrum.

Epson expands line of projectors for large venues

Epson introduced eight new PowerLite Pro G-Series projectors delivering enhanced connectivity and installation flexibility for large spaces. The new models have a built-in HDBaseT interface for easier connectivity.

A new Knowledge Delivery Systems and Insight Education course debuts

Knowledge Delivery Systems, Inc. and Insight Education Group have developed an online course that helps teachers implement new practices that will have a direct impact on their students’ achievement of college and career readiness standards.

Research Solutions subsidiary expands reach with three new deals

Research Solutions' Reprints Desk, Inc. subsidiary signed new agreements with University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Consortium of Libraries, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, and the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium to provide group purchase pricing incentives to more than 200 academic library members.

ClassDojo updates helps teachers, parents and students communicate better

ClassDojo, a teaching aid platform designed for use in schools, updated its core offering to provide a specifically tailored view for teachers, students and parents. On the teacher’s side of things, the app allows for feedback to be given directly from any student or parent profile.

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SMART Technologies unveils new interactive flat panel displays

SMART Technologies Inc. introduced a new value line of interactive flat panels designed specifically for the education market. There are two new models in the SMART Board 4000 series with the 4065 and 4055 interactive flat panels a new 6055 model in the 6000 series.

Denver Public Schools to expand AVID college readiness system

AVID and Denver Public Schools are starting the AVID Denver Neighborhood Project, a 3-year grant funded by the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation to expand and strengthen the AVID College Readiness System in a cluster of schools in two underrepresented neighborhoods served by the district.

WorldStrides and England’s Rhapsody Tours join forces

Rhapsody Tours of Kent, England has been acquired by WorldStrides, joining its lineup of travel enrichment programs for teachers, parents, students and adults. Rhapsody Tours offers student group travel programs in the UK and across Europe, focused on culture, history, and science.