Industry News

New mobile device management products debuted

LocknCharge launched four new products for schools to safely store, charge and sync mobile devices in locked steel carts or stations at schools.

McGraw-Hill Education releases new Building Blocks version

The new edition of Building Blocks includes 50 percent more games, increased support through grade 8 based on Common Core and state standards and iPad accessibility. The supplemental math program uses games, adaptive learning technology and personalized lessons to improve student math skills.

Funds2Orgs launches micro-entrepreneur curriculum

The free educational program shows students the essentials of becoming successful micro-entrepreneurs and how to benefit local communities. In five curriculum modules, students learn about business basics, micro-enterprises, business plans, finance and marketing.

New digital curriculum launched for English language learners

Middlebury Interactive Languages and Fuel Education launched a suite of digital instructional materials designed to boost language acquisition and achievement for English language learners. The new programs include digital curriculum frameworks for elementary and middle school students and teacher professional development.

Colorado districts choose Enrich for special education programs

Boulder Valley, Cherry Creek and Poudre school districts have purchased Excent's Enrich, a web-based special needs software platform that provides compliance assurance and functionality, teacher ease of use, and an IT architecture designed for future special program needs.

myON adds content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The four new digital packages — Picture Books, Award Winners, and Middle and High School packages — from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt are bring introduced to myON's Publisher Program.

New software installed to track HP educational devices

Absolute Software Corporation's Persistence technology will be installed in a new suite of HP’s mobile devices. With the technology installed, K12 districts will be able to track, manage and secure the HP devices. The new HP Education Edition tablets and notebook are specifically designed for classroom learning.

Adobe introduces cloud solution

Adobe Document Cloud consists of a set of integrated services that use a consistent online profile and personal document hub. People will be able to create, review, approve, sign and track documents at home, in the office and across devices.

SafeStop, Inc. releases second generation app for parents

In addition to SafeStop App's current real-time bus locator, predictive arrival times and messaging areas, the new version will include an updated parent portal website.

Renaissance Learning and OpenEd collaborate

Under a new partnership, when teachers deliver a STAR assessment from Renaissance Learning, results will directly link to a large collection of skill-aligned resources from OpenEd. ­