QwertyTown, a web-based application that teaches keyboarding, digital literacy and online communication skills, has relaunched as version 2.0 with all new and updated lessons, games, teacher and admin tools, as well as a completely redesigned website.
The company recently acquired administrative software solutions company SunGard K–12. More than 100 million educators, parents and teachers now have access to a comprehensive and integrated platform that includes SIS, ERP and PowerSchool’s Unified Classroom platform.
Allovue, an education finance technology company, has launched a new budgeting product for school districts. Balance Budget, part of the Balance software platform, was built to simplify the time-consuming process of creating and managing district budgets across central office departments and schools.
D-Tech International, a designer and manufacturer of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products and library security systems, has won the 2017 Modern Library Platinum Award for its ComputeIT laptop lending kiosk system and the 2017 Modern Library Gold Award for its innovative RFID solutions.
Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Education (ED), could be the most controversial pick for that post in American history. After her confirmation hearing and narrow approval Tuesday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), two Republican senators — Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — said they would vote against DeVos in the full Senate.
To help schools select principals that match their needs, the talent management software company has launched a new solution that can determine which candidate will make the most positive impact on a school.
Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development (PD) for K–12 classrooms, invites superintendents and educators nationwide to participate in Powerful Practices: The Instructional Leadership Experience. These two, free, one day interactive PD events will take place Feb. 24 in San Francisco and March 10 in Seattle, WA.
The program, the Emperor Science Award, now in its second year, will award 100 high school students with mentoring opportunities that will include placement with a "university-level research scientist on a rewarding multi-week cancer research project." Winners will also receive a Google Chromebook and will be eligible for a stipend of up to $1,500 to cover expenses.
The PD Learning Network (PDLN) and California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) have launched a new online professional development (PD) course for educators under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
After running a successful pilot program in 13 schools, Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) is expanding the use of two online reading intervention programs from Scientific Learning to all 37 elementary schools for this semester.