Industry News

2/19/2014

2/19/2014
Two K12 tech and service providers, Blackboard and Pearson, announced a collaboration to improve the integration and flow of data between their complementary K12 solutions.
2/19/2014
A handful of nonprofit and for-profit groups are working to address what they see as a national education crisis: Too few of America's K12 public schools actually teach computer science basics and fewer still offer it for credit. It's projected that in the next decade there will be about 1 million more U.S. jobs in the tech sector than computer science graduates to fill them. And it's estimated that only about 10 percent of K12 schools teach computer science.

2/18/2014

2/18/2014
The learning company released a new Open Badge platform called Acclaim, which gives organizations the ability to translate and recognize someone's professional achievements and learning outcomes.
2/18/2014
The K12 digital content and professional development provider will host this second annual event focusing on implementing effective, district-level digital transitions that prepare students for citizenship, college and careers.
2/18/2014
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America will showcase new displays, projectors and software to provide technology solutions for education and other industries.

2/14/2014

2/14/2014
Staff Development for Educators (SDE) have developed a seminar based around the framework of mini-lessons to aid teachers with Common Core reading standards and systematically develop students' knowledge through reading.
2/14/2014
ASCD launched three new professional development books and a new ASCD Arias publication for educators.
2/14/2014
The new Success Highways Resiliency Assessments, geared for grades 3-5, enable educators to identify social-emotional factors that affect student performance.
2/14/2014
The agreement establishes Sunburst Digital as the sole supplier in the U.S. of Digital Directions International’s HELP Math, an online math intervention program system.

2/13/2014

2/13/2014
Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund Members now have no-cost access to the SafeSchools and SafeColleges Staff Training Systems and a suite of 11 online safety courses.
2/13/2014
DecisionEd has entered into an agreement with Community Unit School District 308 to deliver performance management solutions, implementing a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics and reports.
2/13/2014
The white paper explores the variety of data points educators should collect and analyze, so as to make instructional decisions based on a “360-degree” understanding of the whole child.

2/12/2014

2/12/2014
Miami-Dade County Public Schools teamed up with Microsoft as part of the district’s 1-to-1 device initiative, which seeks to give students the technology they need to succeed in school and the workplace.
2/12/2014
Fuel Education marked its debut in the education technology market with a major platform capability that enables teachers to customize courses and to track student progress at a granular level.
2/12/2014
Capital Region BOCES is seeking $3.4 million over four-and-a-half years from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer more science, technology, engineering and math programs for local students.

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