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West's SchoolMessenger Launches Program To Simplify Education Product Discovery, Deployment

An updated Passport catalog and the new SchoolMessenger Ecosystem Program address pain points for both districts and companies: providing a method for schools to learn about and deploy new products within a controlled environment that keeps districts in control of the process. Read More »

LEGO's New Wireless, Tablet-Ready Robot-Based Learning System

LEGO® Education announced LEGO Education WeDo 2.0, a hands-on science solution designed for elementary classrooms using a robot-based learning system. The unique solution combines the LEGO® brick, classroom-friendly software and engaging, standards-based projects to teach elementary students essential science practices and skills. Read More »

Library Readers Borrow Record Numbers of eBooks and Audiobooks in 2015

2015 was a banner year for libraries with record numbers of readers turning to their local library to borrow and download popular eBooks and audiobooks. OverDrive reports that in 2015 readers borrowed more than 169 million digital books. This is an increase of 24 percent over 2014 with a notable surge in audiobooks usage, which achieved a faster growth rate than eBook library borrowing. Read More »

Pitsco's 2016 Big Book

With a new year comes a new Pitsco Education catalog, and the 2016 Big Book has many exciting products to spark the imagination of any K-12 student. Every year, Pitsco Education looks to bring something a little bit different to classrooms. While the classics such as CO2 dragsters (with new Science of Speed 2 STEM Units) and model airplanes are back, the Big Book features plenty of new items... Read More »

Monarch Center for Autism Sponsors the Teaching Students with Autism PLC is delighted to announce that Monarch Center for Autism has joined the consortium that sponsors Teaching Students with Autism, a free professional learning community (PLC) where educators can share information to help support the needs of students with autism. Read More »

Benetech Partners with New York Public Library

Benetech announced a new partnership with The New York Public Library (NYPL), making over 370,000 accessible ebooks free to their patrons with print disabilities. Every New Yorker with an eligible print disability will now have free access to Bookshare's vast online library including bestsellers, literature, non-fiction, picture books, educational texts, career guides, and more... Read More »

TeacherLists Partners with Blackboard

TeacherLists, today announced a partnership with Blackboard, Inc. to help teachers and schools manage and share school supply lists quickly and easily by integrating the TeacherLists tool with Blackboard’s leading classroom, school, and district website solution, Blackboard Schoolwires. Read More »

Odysseyware Adds "Principles of Coding" to Its Curriculum

Odysseyware has added a "Principals of Coding" course to its curriculum. "Principles of Coding" is designed to introduce middle school students to the basics of coding and to help them delve into the thought processes behind designing technology by creating games, simulations, and even a mobile application. Read More »

PresenceLearning Surpasses One Million Live, Online Therapy Sessions

PresenceLearning recently reached a major milestone by providing more than one million live, online therapy sessions. Serving thousands of students with special needs every day, PresenceLearning has vastly increased the number of sessions it delivers year after year since its founding in 2009 while continually expanding service offerings to schools and health care organizations. Read More »

New Podcast Series, "Scholastic Reads," Launches

"Scholastic Reads," a new podcast about children's books and the joy and power of reading launches today with a behind-the-scenes look at the Harry Potter series... This new, biweekly podcast from Scholastic, will feature in-depth interviews with bestselling children's book authors and illustrators, editors and experts... Read More »