Industry News: New partnerships help schools enhance services for students, educators

New Mexico and Texas, plus districts in Tennessee, Michigan and California, partner with suppliers to provide assessments; boost literacy; improve student readiness; and upgrade facilities for safety, energy efficiency
By: | Issue: January, 2020
December 23, 2019
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The New Mexico Public Education Department has chosen Cognia to provide the state’s mathematics and English language arts assessments for grades 3 through 8. Cognia will also provide student success data.

The Texas State Board of Education has approved Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Into Literature Texas program for grades 9 through 12. Multiple Texas schools have recently adopted HMH’s Into Reading and ¡Arriba la Lecura! programs for K-8.

Metro Nashville Public Schools (Tennessee) will equip 159 pre-K teachers with Hatch WePlaySmart multitouch tables to improve kindergarten readiness. Hatch will also provide online and in-person PD.


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Montague Public Schools (Michigan) has installed a NAPCO Security Technologies system that controls access to and opening times for up to 32,000 doors. The district also adopted Alarm Lock’s Trilogy locks that can enact full lockdowns in 10 seconds. 

Hayward USD (California) recently completed an energy program with ENGIE Services U.S. and TRiGroup that is projected to save $65 million in energy costs. The project includes solar installations at all 33 schools that could generate 90% of the district’s energy needs. 

Anadarko Public Schools (Oklahoma) is helping Native American students overcome school readiness barriers through a four-year project with the National Indian Education Association, Communities in Schools Mid-America, and Wichita and Affiliated Tribes of Oklahoma. The project provides supports to ensure college and career readiness. 


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