Industry News

NASSP celebrating National Assistant Principals Week

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has declared the week of March 31-April 4, 2014 as National Assistant Principals Week to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students.

A+ Mobile Solutions introduces two new products

A+ Mobile Solutions launched its new Mobile STEM lab, a platform designed with tools, activities and teaching materials for implementing hands on STEM activities in the classroom. In addition, The Intelligent Laptop Cart has been introduced as a learning and charging platform for mobile computer devices.

Gradeable unveils digital grading mobile app

Gradeable launched a new mobile app that integrates with the freestanding Gradeable Inbox and enables teachers to grade faster. Students submit assignments to the Inbox that are scanned, graded and analyzed by the teacher.

K12 Inc. releases 24 new AP Exam Prep Apps for mobile devices

K12 Inc., a provider of online learning solutions for K12, has doubled its mobile product catalog with the addition of 24 new AP Exam Prep apps. The new products cover subjects such as biology, calculus and English language and composition.

Mobento launches private digital learning accounts for schools

Mobento, a free, curated library provider of video learning resources, announced optional paid features for academic institutions. With School Accounts, schools can manage, centralize and distribute their digital learning resources.

A Pass Educational Group wins Michigan small business award

A Pass Educational Group, LLC is one of 12 companies in Michigan that has been selected to receive the Michigan Small Business Development Center’s Best Small Business Award. These companies were chosen from over 5,500 small businesses that the center provided with counseling and training in 2013.

New reading fluency program from MindPlay

MindPlay announced a new reading fluency with comprehension program for K12 schools, FLRT. This personal trainer for silent reading has been updated for text complexity and to include comprehension. Stories are certified by MetaMetrics to meet Common Core text complexity and Lexile reading level requirements.

K12 administrators affirm need to continue E-rate

One hundred percent of over 400 K12 district administrators participating in a national Schoolwires survey responded that hosting should remain funded by the FCC as a Priority One Service within the E-rate program.

Bilingual storybook app for iPad released by VL2

The Gallaudet University National Science Foundation-funded Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) released its second bilingual storybook app for the iPad, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The app is designed to facilitate language acquisition and reading in young children.

Tales2Go and MetaMetrics partner on search measures

Tales2Go, a provider of audio books for early childhood programs and primary schools, is partnering with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to provide Tales2Go subscribers better search options to find appropriate audio book matches for individual students or grades.