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Learnosity integrates handwriting recognition technology

A new suite of assessment tools from Learnosity will leverage MyScript handwriting recognition technology to allow students to write and solve complex equations using handwritten input.

Scanner app for Android debuted by Quick Key

Quick Key Mobile released an Android version of its mobile scanning app. With a user-friendly interface, Quick Key Mobile digitally scans and grades formative assessments.

Think Through Math partners with MetaMetrics

Under the terms of the agreement, MetaMetrics' Quantile Framework for Mathematics will now be integrated with Think Through Learning's Think Through Math supplemental math curriculum. This collaboration will impact more than 2.6 million U.S. students who currently use Think Through Math in their classrooms.

MindPlay introduces program about dyslexia

Understanding Dyslexia, a new professional development program about dyslexia, has been launched by MindPlay as an online program that helps teachers identify and better understand students who have dyslexia.

Urban superintendents academy launched

The AASA/Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy, a new collaboration between AASA, The School Superintendents Association and Howard University, has been launched to prepare school district leadership for certification and success in urban and increasingly diverse suburban settings.

CTL Education Chromebooks offered with Securly security

As part of a new partnership, CTL and Securly are launching the CTL Education Chromebook with Securly to help school IT administrators meet CIPA compliance requirements. It offers a dashboard summary of student activity and a full audit trail of websites students have either visited or been blocked from accessing.

Audiobook connection offered to school libraries

Brook Forest Voices has created the BFV Audiobook Connection for public and private schools, a service designed to allow schools to offer audiobooks by streaming audio or on CD.

WriteReader launches educational app

The Scandinavian online learning platform for developing early literacy is now launching in the U.S. The WriteReader app uses the Write to Read approach to help kids become readers by first teaching them to write.

Mississippi Department of Education adds iCEV

The state has added CEV Multimedia's iCEV as a state-approved curriculum for career and technical education programs. As part of the 2014-15 Instructional Materials Adoption, Mississippi schools can choose to implement iCEV’s seven family and consumer science courses and 11 business and marketing courses.

Egmont USA titles bought by Lerner Publishing Group

Following Egmont’s decision in January to close their U.S. office, Lerner Publishing Group purchased its remaining U.S. assets, totaling 100 titles.