Industry News

1/26/2015

1/26/2015

Just 10 days into his term as emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools, Darnell Earley said layoffs may be needed to help close a deficit of nearly $170 million. But as he plots how to right the ship, Earley said he doesn't expect any job cuts to include teachers.

1/26/2015

Injecting more arts into the school day has resulted in better attendance and behavior, and slightly better math and reading scores for eight struggling schools around the country.

1/26/2015

The report, "The Condition of Latinos in Education: 2015 Factbook," released by Excelencia in Education, paints a more accurate profile of Latino students, one spotlighting achievement and countering misperceptions and myths.

1/26/2015

Activity around renewing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has reached a fevered pitch and President Obama further elevated education to the national agenda with a focus on making community colleges free and protecting student privacy.

1/26/2015

Digital billboards that resemble jumbo-sized iPods will allow schools to display photos, event announcements and schedules. But that content will share space with ads sold by SkoolLive LLC, which is installing the screens for free.

1/26/2015

In a sharp reversal from the recent past, the number of Denver Public Schools students from higher-income families is growing faster than the number from lower-income families.

1/26/2015

Can’t the teams all just be renamed after animals? The issue of Oregon school mascots with Native American or Alaskan Native connections stretched into its fourth year as not all of the nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon agree on whether schools should be allowed to use their images and names.

1/26/2015

With 3-D Sight Word Sentences created by Primary Concepts, preschool through third grade children master sight words. They can create hundreds of sentences with three dimensional objects to fill in the blank areas of a sentence to create a new sentence.

1/26/2015

Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper.

1/26/2015

When it comes to next year’s education budget, Kansas school administrators say they are once again worried. They just don’t know how much to worry. “We’ll have less next year,” said Destry Brown, superintendent of the Pittsburg School District. “But we don’t know how much."

1/26/2015

A state lawmaker wants to require Arizona schools to post health-related information on their websites, including immunization rates among students — information he says is especially important given the measles outbreak originating at Disneyland.

1/26/2015

Edmentum is rebuilding all core middle and high school courses for Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy. The new math, English language arts, science and social studies courses will feature mobile-optimized, multimedia content and rigorous curriculum.

1/26/2015

Advocacy groups worry that if states are given more flexibility around testing, at-risk students will slip through cracks.

1/26/2015

About two-thirds of the 12,000 displaced students who re-enrolled in the district chose to enroll at the school designated for them by the district. But the majority of students who enrolled in schools other than their assigned replacement wound up in lower-performing schools.

1/23/2015

1/23/2015

Houston school officials may rezone students from nearly two dozen elementary schools over the next few years in an effort to meet the state's class size limits. Students likely would be allowed to stay in their current schools through the highest grade level under a grandfathering plan.

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