Industry News

7/20/2015

7/20/2015

Ohio's broken charter school law has betrayed Ohio's youngsters by allowing charter schools, which outside experts rate as worse, in many cases, than traditional public schools, to flourish.

7/20/2015

The children of live-in nannies will be able to attend school in the district where their parents work and reside under a California bill approved by the state Legislature.

7/20/2015

An education advocacy group sued 13 of the largest school systems in California, claiming that they have ignored a state law when they barred the use of test results in evaluations through collective-bargaining agreements with teachers unions.

7/20/2015

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association voted down a proposal that would have required all public high school sports to play Division I and private school sports to play Division II.

7/20/2015

The state Education Department released the list of 144 schools from 17 school districts deemed to be "struggling," which puts them on a short-term clock to improve or face a takeover by an outside receiver. Twenty schools are considered "persistently struggling."

7/20/2015

Seven traditional Arkansas school districts are the first to try out a new state law that allows them to apply to be exempt from a variety of requirements tied to duty-free lunches for staff members, the hiring and firing of teachers and support staff and more.

7/20/2015

Nebraska lawmakers will launch a review of the state's school-aid formula next month to consider new funding options, including a possible boost in state aid or new revenue sources that would allow school districts to lower their levies.

7/17/2015

7/17/2015

Potsdam High School Principal Joann Chambers has been chosen as the new district superintendent. She has been the high school principal since 2008. Former Superintendent Pat Brady left for the superintendent’s position at Massena Central School.

7/17/2015

Many school-discipline disparities are born of failures to communicate, the rubbing together of differently socialized people, and structures left in place from before the goal was to educate all children. Using restorative justice and trauma-informed care tools, districts can change the existing discipline structure and address communication and socialization issues.

7/17/2015

The Ohio governor signed a controversial bill that drastically changes how the state can step in to run "failing" school districts by creating a new CEO position, allowing mayors to appoint school board members and giving the CEO power to override parts of union contracts.

7/17/2015

Huntsville ISD Deputy Superintendent Sonny Cruse has been named the lone finalist for the Graham ISD superintendent position. Former GISD Superintendent Lane Ledbetter resigned from the position to take on the same role for the Midlothian ISD.

7/17/2015

Atomic Learning has acquired Versifit Technologies, a provider of data warehousing and analytic reporting platforms in education. The companies' combined solutions will allow teachers to efficiently track student progress and selectively target professional learning.

7/17/2015

The school edition of ClassFlow now enables schools to support blended learning environments beyond the classroom by assigning each student a unique ClassFlow Student Account—a personal account that enables students to access instructional materials, assignments and other relevant information pertinent to class curriculum.

7/17/2015

To bolster its student re-engagement program, Davenport CSD has partnered with Graduation Alliance to use its standards-aligned, fully accredited program to provide an online alternative for students who have struggled in a traditional education setting.

7/17/2015

A recent study out of The Ohio State University shows for athletes competing in high school sports, girls’ sports took the top three spots in regards to the rate of overuse injuries with track leading the way, followed by field hockey and the fast growing sport of lacrosse.

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