Georgia district implements identity and access management systems
DeKalb CSD has implemented Tools4ever's Identity Access Manager (previously known as UMRA) to automate most of their basic account management functions. They also integrated the company's Self-Service Reset Password Management program.
Texas district signs energy performance contract
ABM has initiated an energy performance contracting program for El Paso ISD. The customized solution is projected to save the Texas school district more than $14.8 million in energy and operating costs over a 15-year period, which the school system will utilize to upgrade its infrastructure in 14 schools.
Understanding the use and impact of video coaching
Edthena’s new Organization Stats dashboard provides data and evidence-based insights that administrators and department chairs can use to determine the overall impact of video reflection and coaching as part of the professional development process within their organization.
Enhanced vape detection sensor unveiled
The latest model of the FlySense vaping and bullying detection and smart alert system is available. The new features for FlySense 255 include environmental sensors that read temperature and humidity, 5 GHz Wi-Fi supports, and an algorithm to detect compounds that are present when e-cigarettes are used.
Creating math courses on demand
Walch Mathematics has created Curriculum Engine, a platform that enables the on-demand design, editing and publishing of high school math courses that districts will own outright. Educators can tailor existing core and supplemental resources to their needs or create new courses.
Improving math readiness across Texas
IXL Learning has been selected by the Texas Education Agency as an approved blended learning program for the statewide Math Innovation Zones initiative. Campuses within nine pilot and exploratory sites across the state are currently using IXL's personalized learning platform to improve math outcomes for students in pre-K through eighth grade.
Expanding school purchasing contract by the Alabama Department of Education
An expanded agreement through the state’s Alabama K-12 Joint Purchasing program allows schools to purchase CDI Technologies' (formerly CDI Computer Dealers) classroom-ready technology, including recertified devices and charging carts, as well as technologies from its Acer, ASUS and Google partners.
Fostering equity in educational opportunities
NWEA's new initiative, Educators for Equity Grant Program, will award grants of up to $10,000 to schools, school districts, and non-profit organizations to help fund initiatives and programs designed to support the academic development of under-served students.
Amplify expands offerings with adaptive reading program
Storytelling is at the heart of Amplify Reading, whether in an imaginative game world where a character that students create grows as their reading skills grow (grades K–1) or as a fighter in a novel (grades 6–8). The program contains more than 50 games mapped to specific reading skills and standards.
Acquisition expands STEM solutions to programming and robotics
Boxlight Corporation has acquired Modern Robotics, Inc. The STEM education company develops MyBot, a K12 ecosystem and robotics program that helps students develop skills for programming and robotics. Educators receive a curriculum, STEM lessons, tutorials and videos.
New Spanish-language science resources debuted
Carolina Biological Supply Company launched new Spanish-language instructional materials for schools using Building Blocks of Science 3D. Student and teacher resources also provide instructions to teachers and students who are English-language learners.