RoboKind Appoints Brad Baird as Chief Operations Officer

RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, appoints Brad Baird as Chief Operations Officer to lead all operational aspects of the company. Drawing on his extensive operations management experience, a key focus for Baird is growing Robots4Autism, a program featuring humanoid robots built to teach children with autism. more

Kentucky School Improves Math Proficiency with Triumph Learning’s Coach

Lee County Middle School in Beattyville, Kent. improved student math proficiency after implementing Common Core Coach from Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools. Lee County Middle School used the program to help students master Common Core math skills. After using Common Core Coach Mathematics, Lee County Middle School sixth, seventh and eighth grade students experienced a significant increase in math achievement. To learn more about the success Lee County Middle School has experienced with Common Core Coach, download the case study. more

DynaVox Compass Arrives on iPad

DynaVox, a Tobii Technology Company and the industry-leading provider of speech-generating solutions and symbol-adapted special education software, announced today that its acclaimed DynaVox Compass software is now available for an affordable, one-time app purchase. The comprehensive AAC software can now be purchased directly on a user’s iPad through the Apple App Store, making the DynaVox Compass App the most portable, comprehensive and accessible communication app for those with disabilities. For more information or to arrange a trial of the new DynaVox Compass App, http://www.mydynavox.com/DynaVoxCompassapp. more

Skyward Announces Scholarship Winners for 2014-15 Academic Year

Skyward, an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, is pleased to announce the Skyward scholarship recipients for Mid State Technical College (MSTC) and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UW-Stevens Point) for the 2014-2015 academic year. MSTC award recipients include Jonathan Dunn, Kyle Pavloski and Matthew Metcalfe. Five UW-Stevens Point students, Michael Firkus, Natalie Jansen, Axel Larsen, Kierstan Leaf and Dustin Hasenohrl, will also receive scholarships from the Stevens Point-based software provider. Skyward’s academic scholarships are based on employee donations and company-matched contributions. more

Knovation Conducts National Digital Content & Curriculum Survey

Knovation, the leader in advanced personalized learning solutions, releases results of its 2014 National Digital Content & Curriculum Survey, which outlines the attributes of a K-12 digital curriculum strategy that are most important to educators.The National Digital Content & Curriculum Survey, which compiled insights from 141 educators and administrators across 31 states, features information for districts on the selection, quality and rigor, organization and most important attributes of digital learning resources.To view the complete survey results, visit www.knovationlearning.com/digital-curriculum-survey. more

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