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Pitsco's Website Revamp - Fast & Easy Searches

Now, at Pitsco.com, searches are fast and easy. A website revamp, which went live on January 12, 2015, sports a new look and navigation that combines catalog and curriculum products and includes 91 new landing pages as well as new search capabilities such as the Standards Navigator. Read More »

New Search Feature and Evaluation Tool from 3rd Quote

3rd Quote has launched the first search tool and collaborative evaluation tool designed to empower schools to quickly identify Edtech providers that have signed the Student Privacy Pledge. 3rd Quote is also the exclusive company that provides schools the opportunity to evaluate Edtech providers based on their protection of student data. Read More »

Southern CA Districts Enhance Security with the Raptor System

Chula Vista Elementary School District in Chula Vista, California and Val Verde Unified School District in Perris, California are enhancing on-site security measures with visitor management software produced by Raptor Technologies, the nation’s leading provider of visitor management technologies for K-12 schools. Read More »

Children's eBook Sales Surge in 2014

OverDrive announced today that library spending on children's, juvenile, and young adult eBooks in 2014 grew by 48% over 2013. Helping drive this dramatic growth was OverDrive's 2014 launch of narrated eBooks and highly-illustrated best-selling children's titles using open industry-standard EPUB3 and OverDrive Read. Read More »

New Badges To Identify Ed Tech Products that Protect Privacy

iKeepSafe has launched the first independent assessment program for Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), designed to help schools find ed tech programs and services that protect student data privacy. iKeepSafe will soon announce the first companies and products that earn iKeepSafe FERPA badges. Read More »

edWeb.net and Common Sense Education Launch PLC

Common Sense Education is partnering with edWeb.net to present Digital Classroom: Teaching with Tech, a free professional learning community for educators to share ideas and best practices around the meaningful integration of technology and teaching. Read More »

GreyED Solutions and SmartBrief Join Forces for Content Distribution

SmartBrief is pleased to announce "Tech Tips Tuesdays" in SmartBrief on EdTech, the leading daily K-12 Ed Tech newsletter. The tips, written by educators for educators, are being produced in partnership with GreyED Solutions, a company headed by nationally recognized education leaders serving K12 schools and the EdTech Industry. Read More »

SIIA Comments on President’s New Privacy Protections

“SIIA and our member companies agree with the need to safeguard student data. We appreciate the President’s support for the student data privacy pledge now signed by 75 education technology companies. .....We are concerned that, unless a new federal law pre-empts all state laws, it risks adding another layer to the confusing patchwork of regulations now facing local schools and service providers." Read More »

DQC Applauds White House Efforts To Safeguard Student Data

"We are pleased that President Obama and the administration are prioritizing the safeguarding of student data, said Aimee Rogstad Guidera, founder and executive director of the Data Quality Campaign. Everyone who has a stake in education has a role to play in ensuring that we protect the personal information of our students as we use data to personalize learning and help our young people achieve their goals." Read More »

Vernier Launches Its Spring 2015 Data-Collection Workshop Series

Vernier Software & Technology will host 34 free workshops across the nation to help science and STEM educators integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. During each four-hour workshop, educators will engage in hands-on training using Vernier’s award-winning technology, including its Go Wireless® Temp, the first in a family of wireless sensors for use with iPad® and compatible mobile devices. Read More »