Helping blind and visually impaired children learn Braille
The LEGO Foundation and LEGO Group are supporting a project that will help blind and visually impaired children learn Braille. The customized LEGO Braille Bricks will be molded with the same number of studs used for individual letters and numbers in the Braille alphabet, while remaining compatible with the LEGO System in Play.
Closing the classroom connectivity gap
A partnership will leverage GeoTel Communications' geospatial telecom datasets to deliver strategic insight, enabling EducationSuperHighway to assist the more than 2.3 million students across the nation who still lack access to the minimum connectivity required for digital learning and the 1,350 schools without a fiber-optic connection.
School districts chosen to pilot Michigan data collection project
Merit Network, in partnership with Michigan State University’s Quello Center and Measurement Lab, is addressing the digital divide in Michigan with access and availability data collection, and infrastructure investment and societal impact investigation and education. Three districts will pilot the Michigan Moonshot broadband data collection project.
School solar project slated for completion in Minnesota
New Energy Equity, Region Five Development Commission and Rural Renewable Energy Alliance have partnered to develop six solar arrays for Pine River-Backus and Pequot Lakes school districts, and Central Lakes College. These three projects will reduce each school's carbon footprint by 1,420 metric tons of C02.
Renewing support for Future Ready Schools
bulb Digital Portfolios announced the renewing of its partnership with Future Ready Schools as the sole sponsor of the FRS Leadership Institute Instructional Coaches strand. The framework emphasizes collaborative leadership and innovative school culture for district leaders.
New standing desks debut for active classrooms
VARIDESK is launching two height-adjustable standing desks for students. Sit-Stand SchoolDesk has a dry erase writable desktop for drawing and taking notes for students in third through 12th grade. Made for fifth grade through 12th grade, SchoolDesk also has a dual-level ergonomic footrest.
District enterprise solution enhances records management
The new K12 district enterprise solution centralizes and streamlines records management districtwide. The platform delivers print or electronic transcripts with mobile tracking into college admissions offices, offers online request processing for any record type, streamlines record ordering, and more.