Category: In the News

Trox signs an exclusive agreement to offer Clevertouch 

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Oct. 5, 2021 – Trox, a leading provider of education technology serving nearly 30 million students in North America, today announced an expanded agreement with Boxlight, a leading provider of interactive technologies, to sell Clevertouch products across North America.

Under the terms of the agreement, Trox + Tierney will be the exclusive partner for Clevertouch K12 products in the U.S. and Canada, excluding the state of Texas. The company will offer the Clevertouch education solution suite, including Impact and Impact PLUS interactive display solutions.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Sarah Goncalves
South Region Inside Sales RVP
888-226-5727 x3730

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Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence

September 8, 2021

SANTA CLARA, CA—Tech & Learning names Deledao as a winner of their latest Awards of Excellence in the category of “Secondary Education.” In the past few weeks, Deledao was also shortlisted in two other international edtech competitions, the Teach Secondary Awards and the Tech Edvocate Awards.

“We are grateful that EdTech judges across the globe are noticing the tremendous value that Deledao brings to schools,” says Shuang Ji, CEO of Deledao. “We are committed to helping schools navigate the digital learning environment, which is more crucial than ever in these times.”

Tech & Learning’s Awards of Excellence for “The Best Tools for Back to School” is their new program to help schools prepare for the 2021-2022 school year. There are three categories: “Primary Education,” “Secondary Education,” and “Higher Education.”

“Our judges chose the winning products recognized here for their versatility, compatibility, value, and ability to help schools solve challenges and support continuous instruction,” says Tech & Learning Group Publisher Christine Weiser. “Congratulations to all of our winners.”

Meanwhile, the Teach Secondary Awards shortlisted Deledao in their new “Remote Learning” category of the 2021 Teach Secondary Awards. The Teach Secondary Awards is an annual showcase of the best resources selected by Teach Secondary, a U.K.-based education magazine. The winners will be announced this October.

Furthermore, the Tech Edvocate Awards named Deledao as a Finalist in the “Best Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning App or Tool” category in 2021. This global competition is hosted by The Tech Edvocate, a media outlet based in the U.S. that covers edtech news, reviews, and opinion pieces.

About Deledao

Deledao is a digital wellness company that helps people make thoughtful choices online by providing the tools to make the internet a positive experience. Deledao burst onto the school market in 2019 with Deledao Education, helping schools in more than 20 states and quickly growing.

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Deledao is committed to student data privacy. Deledao is a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge and adhere to strict data protection standards. Deledao only collects the data it needs and deletes the data once it has fulfilled its purpose. Student data is never sold.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Deledao Education
Jasen Whetstone
Account Executive

Kyle Thomas
SM SLED Manager

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Veritone aiWARE Now Available on Carahsoft GSA Schedule

New Award Expands aiWARE Availability for US Federal, State, and Local Agencies

DENVER and RESTON, Va., Aug. 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Veritone (Nasdaq: VERI), the creator of the world’s first operating system for artificial intelligence, and Carahsoft, The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced that Carahsoft has added Veritone’s aiWARE™ to its GSA IT Schedule 70 contract, making Veritone’s AI-powered solutions widely available to the Public Sector through Carahsoft and its reseller partners.

The move provides broader access to Public Sector organizations to accelerate intelligence discovery, analysis, and actionable outcomes for agency missions. aiWARE enables public safety agencies to safeguard citizens by rapidly extracting actionable intelligence from evidence — accelerating investigations and the judicial process.

“We are pleased to add Veritone’s FedRAMP authorized aiWARE to Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule,” said Steve Jacyna, who leads the Veritone Team at Carahsoft. “This expansion, along with the support of our reseller partners, allows us to provide the Public Sector with an innovative AI operating system, enabling public safety agencies to accelerate their investigations.”

This recent contract award significantly expands Veritone’s availability to Federal, State, and Local agencies. In addition to the GSA schedule, Veritone is also available on Carahsoft’s NASA SEWPTexas DIR-TSO-4288Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP), and Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC)NJSBA contract vehicles greatly assisting both Public Sector agencies and Carahsoft’s reseller partners to procure and implement Veritone’s AI-based solutions.

“We’re excited to expand the availability of our solutions to Government agencies through Carahsoft’s contracts which greatly simplify the process for Federal and Public Sector agencies to do business with Veritone,” said Jon Gacek, Head of Government, Legal and Compliance at Veritone. “Working with Carahsoft will vastly expand opportunities for agencies to accelerate discovery, analysis, and actionable outcomes for agency missions through our operating systems for AI.”

aiWARE is available through Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule 70 No. GS-35F-0119Y and additional Federal, State, Local and Educational contracts and cooperative purchasing agreements. For more information, contact the aiWARE team at Carahsoft at (866) 335-5246 or

About Carahsoft Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State, and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets. As the Master Government Aggregator® for our vendor partners, we deliver solutions for Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source, Customer Experience and Engagement, and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators, and consultants, our sales and marketing teams provide industry-leading IT products, services, and training through hundreds of contract vehicles. Visit us at

About Veritone Veritone (NASDAQ: VERI) is a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and solutions. The company’s proprietary operating system, aiWARE™, powers a diverse set of AI applications and intelligent process automation solutions that are transforming both commercial and government organizations. aiWARE orchestrates an expanding ecosystem of machine learning models to transform audio, video, and other data sources into actionable intelligence. The company’s AI developer tools enable its customers and partners to easily develop and deploy custom applications that leverage the power of AI to dramatically improve operational efficiency and unlock untapped opportunities. Veritone is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and has offices in London, New York, and San Diego. To learn more, visit

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Martin Gavin
ILTPP Program Manager

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Introducing the CTL Chromebook NL72

New product alert! The CTL Chromebook NL72 is a new collection that will be available in the following models: the CTL Chromebook NL72 and CTL Chromebook NL72T powered by the Intel® Jasper Lake Dual-Core N4500 CPU processor, and the CTL Chromebook NL72TW powered by the Jasper Lake Quad-Core Intel® N5100 CPU processor. NL72 series users can take full advantage of streaming media, fast web surfing, and multitasking with multiple apps and open tabs without having to sacrifice performance!

The CTL Chromebook NL72 series feature Jasper Lake processors that are up to 35% more powerful than their Gemini Lake Refresh predecessors. Both the Jasper Lake Dual-Core Intel® N4500 CPU processor and Quad-Core Intel® N5100 CPU processor have a 4MB L3 cache with 1.10 GHz base and 2.80 GHz burst frequency. The CTL Chromebook NL72 series is also equipped with Wi-Fi 6, allowing users to work from the convenience of their homes, in the office, or in hybrid classrooms. Wi-Fi 6 ensures a secure, quality connection while using very little battery to keep your Chromebook powered when you need it most.

Choose between the CTL Chromebook NL72 and CTL Chromebook NL72T non-touch and touchscreen clamshell models paired with the Jasper Lake Dual-Core Intel® N4500 CPU processor with 4GB RAM/32GB storage with the option to upgrade to 8GB RAM/64GB storage. The CTL Chromebook NL72TW offers a touch-screen version powered by Jasper Lake Quad-Core Intel® CPU processors with 8GB RAM/64GB storage for the ultimate setup.

The CTL Chromebook NL72 Series devices measure in at 11.6” and are installed with 1366 x 768 Intel® UMA graphics. With an IP41 rated design, the NL72 has been drop tested to 70cm. The CTL Chromebook NL72 Series is as powerful on the outside as it is within. Featuring a USB interface HD camera integrated with an LED indicator and rotational camera, the NL72 can easily connect multiple devices to create the ultimate work setup. Each model in the NL72 series features two USB ports, an audio port, and 2 in 1 card reader. The CTL Chromebook NL72 Series has an AUE of June 2028.

Please contact your dedicated Account Manager for more information. Check out more computer monitors, Chromebooks, and Chromeboxes today at

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Aaron Pearson
Senior National Account Manager

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2021 Campus Safety BEST Winner: CENTEGIX

As schools prepare for in-person learning this fall, there is a concern for an increased number of safety incidents as students, parents, staff members, and faculty members experience stress and mental health issues due to the pandemic.

Dean Olds, VP of Innovation and Strategy at CENTEGIX, spoke with Robin Hattersley-Grey, Campus Safety Magazine Editor-in-Chief, on the need for panic alarms and how every second matters.

CENTEGIX was recently recognized as the 2021 Campus Safety BEST Winner for Safety & Security Apps, and Panic Alarms / ID Badging / Visitor Management. This year’s winning entries were chosen by independent voting by a panel of judges and the editors of Campus Safety. Learn more about all that CENTEGIX has to offer by reaching out to the ILTPP dedicated Account Manager, Steve Gambill.

CDW Announces Acquisition of Focal Point Data Risk

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CDW Corporation (Nasdaq: CDW), a leading multi-brand technology services and solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare customers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, announced today that it has acquired Focal Point Data Risk, a leading provider of cybersecurity services with customers across a diverse set of industries.

“Helping our customers leverage technology to protect their most critical data is core to our mission,” said Christine A. Leahy, president and chief executive officer, CDW. “Adding Focal Point’s array of security consulting, customer workforce skills development and professional services capabilities expands CDW’s services portfolio and enhances our ability to address risks posed by malicious cyber threats and cyber workforce shortages, while helping customers successfully navigate shifting data protection laws.”

Focal Point is a leading U.S.-based cybersecurity services firm working with key security technology providers to address customer priorities – including those in the most highly regulated and complex industries such as government, financial services and healthcare. Focal Point brings an expert team with deep capabilities in today’s most important cybersecurity domains, from identity and access management to cloud security to DevSecOps. With complementary customer relationships and with security as a top focus area for CDW customers, this acquisition expands our ability to support the full technology lifecycle for our customers.

“For our customers and coworkers, joining CDW creates a meaningful opportunity to build a world that is secure by design and protected by default,” said Brian Marlier, chief executive officer, Focal Point. “More than ever, our customers need us to mitigate risk as they progress their digital journey. Focal Point and CDW are well-aligned with shared values and a reputation for exceeding customer expectations.”

“With the Focal Point team joining forces with CDW, our intent is clear – to deliver the industry’s best customer experience as we use our unparalleled expertise to protect our customers today and in the future,” said Andy Eccles, senior vice president, Integrated Technology Solutions, CDW. “As we focus increasingly on a cloud-first approach with our customers, it’s essential that we deliver identity management and data protection services which support the full technology lifecycle.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Focal Point is not expected to have a material impact on CDW’s 2021 Non-GAAP earnings per share.

About CDW

CDW Corporation (Nasdaq:CDW) is a leading multi-brand provider of information technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare customers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Index, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs over 10,000 coworkers. For the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2021, CDW generated Net sales of approximately $19 billion. For more information about CDW, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including without limitation statements regarding the expected benefits of the transaction and any statements regarding the plans, strategies and objectives for the transaction. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such statements. Although CDW believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Reference is made to a more complete discussion of forward-looking statements and applicable risks contained under the captions “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in CDW’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and subsequent filings with the SEC. CDW undertakes no obligation to update or revise any of its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by law.

Need it Quick? School Specialty has Quickship!

School Specialty is much more than product brands you know well, like Sax, Childcraft, Frey, Sportime, Abilitations, and EPS. The company is your partner in problem-solving. Working with you, collaboratively, they look at the long game, integrating all brands and their products, services, and solutions to help you engage your students and make an impact with them.

Online Ordering Benefits

School Specialty offers a special 1% rebate to all districts that place electronic orders through the School Specialty website for the length of the contract. District rebates are paid annually each calendar year, directly to the purchasing district. The rebate is calculated on the net invoice amount of the product only, less shipping and other charges.

Contract Highlights

School Specialty has negotiated strategic, value-added items and services to create the ILTPP contract:

  • 35% Off List Price on Supply items
    • FREE Shipping on Parcel Shipped Orders over $49
  • 12% Off List Price on Furniture items
    • FREE Shipping on all Truck Shipped Orders
  • A Market Basket of Deeply Discounted Everyday Items
  • 1% Rebate Back to YOUR District on ALL Online Orders
  • Freight Terms
    • Free shipping over $49 on 9 prefix items
    • 12% on 5 prefix items
    • Free shipping on 6 prefix items

Access Savings Today

Mention ILTPP to save time and money with School Specialty purchases for your school or district. You can also access contract pricing through our furniture contract with fast delivery.

Use this guide to find dozens of furnishings available to ship in 24-hours or two weeks.

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Belkys Quintana
Director of Business Development

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Sharpen and TechXtend Summer Professional Development Program

With states starting to mandate mental health education in schools, are you finding it difficult to provide your students with an impactful mental health solution?

Have you found it difficult to help your district community members cope with anxiety, depression, and other behavioral health concerns?

TechXtend is offering a complimentary trial so that schools can access Sharpen: a mobile system filled with a trusted library of SEL and mental health literacy content.

The Sharpen program was designed specifically for districts to provide information, insight, and support to help teachers navigate the uncertainties and complexities forced upon us during these times.

The Sharpen team has offered professional development programs in K16 communities to improve knowledge of social-emotional skills, mental health, and substance use disorders for over 15 years. These trainings account for over 80,000 participants. This vast knowledge base has enabled the Sharpen team to create a model that engages individuals with mental health content demonstrated to mitigate risk factors and utilize protective factors to build, manage, and support overall mental health. This special offer provides access to specific content that is informed by nationally recognized mental health experts. SharpenUp Schools is easy to access, reimbursable as Professional Development, and may be CEU eligible.

Centered on building educator resiliency and decreasing burnout, the Sharpen program features courses on anxiety, toxic stress, stress management, best practices for improving student resiliency and self-care.

“I recommend Sharpen to any school district interested in improving behavioral health outcomes because it gives educators, parents, and students the opportunity to build resiliency skills, improve overall mental well-being, and provide connections to needed resources.”

Ruth Schonover – President of SC School Social Worker Association

Sharpen “Plug and Play” Guided Programs for Educators and School Professionals

Featuring 20+ hours of Professional Development including:

Limit 15 staff members per district.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Kevin Askew
Vice President & General Manager
800-441-1511 x7246

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Newsela Supports Illinois Curriculum Mandates

It can be challenging for districts to address Illinois Curriculum Mandates with standards-aligned content that engages students while providing teachers with the instructional support they need to bring the mandates to life.

Newsela takes authentic, real-world content from trusted sources and makes it instruction-ready for K-12 classrooms. Each text is published at five reading levels, so content is accessible to every learner. Newsela content meets the needs of Illinois curriculum mandates, including Civics Education, Black History, LGBTQ+ Studies, Illinois History, and many more.

Newsela provides content that is:

  • AUTHENTIC: From the real world, about real and relatable people and topics
  • ACCESSIBLE: Differentiated at 5 levels, representative of every learner
  • ACTIVE: Never stale, always up-to-date with what’s happening in the world
  • ACCOUNTABLE: Ensures educators and students are taking responsibility for learning
  • ALIGNED: Aligned to key standards, frameworks, and commonly used curriculum

The document below gives examples of how districts can bring curriculum mandates to life with Newsela’s engaging content.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

General inquiries:

New Newsela Schools or Districts
Jenny Pearl
Illinois Partnerships

Current Newsela Partners
Nicky Dunlap
Illinois Partnerships

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