Industry News

Questar Assessment Inc. chosen to provide state summative assessments

The Mississippi State Board of Education has chosen the company to be responsible for the program management of the state's grades 3–8 English language arts and mathematic summative assessments, as well as several end-of-course assessments.

New platform debuted by mobile application creator

Guidebook launched a new platform, Guidebook Builder, which gives any organization the ability to create and manage native iOS and Android apps for venues and events.

Partnership formed to re-engage Ohio high school students

Smart Horizons Career Online Education is teaming up with Hamilton County Educational Service Center in Ohio to re-engage struggling learners by redesigning the classroom to use blended learning practices and offer students various AdvancED/SACS accredited workforce certificates.

Texas district to implement solutions to increase data access and security

Leander ISD has signed an agreement with Tyler Technologies, Inc. covering software licenses, related professional services, maintenance and support. In addition to using Tyler's Munis enterprise resource planning system, the district will integrate Tyler Content Manager and Tyler Pulse products.

New SaaS software for school nutrition program accountability released

The new cloud-based point of sale and school meal program accountability software, Solana, enables school nutrition staff to capture and report the data required for meal program accountability, including fast payment, student eligibility management, and a real-time reporting center.

TeachPoint launches professional development tool

The TeachPoint PD Tracking Tool is designed to track, manage and streamline the entire professional development process for schools, including events, activities, collaborative tools and a link between ongoing professional development and the evaluation process.

Alignment provides teachers instant access to STEM videos

As part of an exclusive partnership, more than 1,000 of Twig World Ltd.'s standards-aligned, content connection videos will be seamlessly embedded into STEMscopes, Accelerate Learning’s digital STEM curriculum.

Impero Education Pro picked by Calif. county for classroom tech management

The Los Angeles County Office of Education has selected Impero Education Pro as its network and classroom management solution for the launch of a new initiative to modernize and update the technology infrastructure across its entire network of more than 80 public school districts.

Austin ISD adds iCEV to career and technical education program

The Texas school district has added Principles & Elements of Floral Design to its curriculum resources offered through CEV Multimedia's iCEV online platform. Career and technical education courses are offered in 33 of Austin ISD's schools.

Updated Power2U outlet integrates two USB ports

NewerTech's NewerTech Power2U dual USB wall outlet now enables charging of up to four mobile devices at a single electrical outlet. The Power2U features two traditional 15 amp power outlets, plus two USB ports delivering an additional 2.5 amps via the USB ports.