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Epson releases five new projectors for K12 classrooms

Five short-throw projectors were introduced by Epson. The PowerLite 520, 525W, 530, and 535W projectors and the BrightLink 536Wi interactive projector allow teachers to wirelessly connect up to 50 devices and share students’ work from up to four device screens simultaneously.

Communication tool debuted by GuideK12

GuideK12 launched SchoolSearch, an online communication tool that districts can provide to parents for more informed decisions on school locations and boundaries and program selection.

Chegg integrates into Blackboard

Blackboard Inc. and Chegg, Inc. launched a partnership that will allow Chegg's self-directed learning services – Chegg Study, Chegg Tutors, and Chegg Career Center – to be accessible within Blackboard Inc.'s teaching and learning environment.

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Outliers Publishing releases student leadership curriculum

Lesson plans and a curriculum for sixth through eighth grade teachers are available from Outliers Publishing for close reading activities from the book, Ingredients of Young Outliers: Achieving Your Most Amazing Future.

SkillsUSA debuts middle school initiative

SkillsUSA is welcoming middle-school members into the national organization for the first time starting with the current school year. Middle-school students will now be eligible to join local SkillsUSA chapters in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

Peachjar and ParentLink forge partnership

Districts who use Peachjar will now have the ability to use their mobile apps, powered by ParentLink, to provide streamlined eflyer distribution to parents.

New research material added to Researchomatic's collection

Researchomatic updated its theses and dissertations section with new research-based topics on more than 1000 subject areas, including medical school, economics and nature.

New Mexico approves Triumph Learning’s coach curriculum

The New Mexico Public Education Department has approved Common Core Coach for high school instruction in American literature, world literature and composition throughout the state. Developed by Triumph Learning, districts can implement the learning program for supplemental instruction and assessment beginning January 1.

Learning Sciences International partners with Des Moines Public Schools

The 5-year grant from the Wallace Foundation will be utilized by the Iowa district to improve principal effectiveness with Learning Sciences International by targeting professional development and implementation of the Marzano District Leader and School Leader Evaluation Models.

Insight Education Group launches observation and evaluation tools

Insight Education Group released two new tools as part of its cloud-based ADVANCE platform. ADVANCEcalibrate's calibration exercises with master-scored videos and ADVANCElearn's interactive e-learning for teachers work with the video-based ADVANCEfeedback observation tool.

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