Industry News

7/14/2014

7/14/2014

A coalition of climate and science groups has launched a petition, dubbed the Climate Science Bill of Rights, to urge local governments to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards and teach climate change science in grades 8-12.

7/14/2014

The move will phase out E-rate funding for old technologies like pagers and dial-up phone service in order to subsidize broadband and wireless Internet connections in classrooms and libraries.

7/14/2014

School Improvement Network released a report on teacher professional development policy in all 50 states. The report findings indicate that schools, districts and states lack the professional development and support needed to make soon mandated teacher evaluations a meaningful part of professional growth towards educator effectiveness.

7/11/2014

7/11/2014

After leading the Webster schools for eight years, Superintendent Adele Bovard will step down and take a new job with the district in Rochester. Bovard will become Rochester's deputy superintendent for administration.

7/11/2014

Burkburnett Independent School District is deepening its nine-year partnership with Discovery Education. The district is expanding access to Discovery Education’s digital content for all students in the coming school year and launching a new comprehensive professional development program.

7/11/2014

The School Board announced that Jim Cummins, Crowder College’s vice president of finance, has been selected as the Seneca School District’s new superintendent.

7/11/2014

While there are certainly simpler ways to network teachers, investing in the infrastructure to build network organizations has the potential to move the profession, and with it, the quality of teaching and learning everywhere.

7/11/2014

BeSafe Technologies has been awarded a contract with the Attleboro School Department to secure its eleven school sites. The agreement provides for the installation and training necessary to provide a computerized floor plan and emergency response information system that can be kept updated on demand, as often as needed, as school layouts and information change.

7/11/2014

A new public school drawing students from across the region, and the state, opens next month. The academy, referred to as TECCA, is the first new virtual school to be created under a law adopted early last year in Massachusetts to pave the way for more of them across the state.

7/11/2014

Since 2003, the number of Massachusetts special needs students has increased by over 6 percent. That is a challenge facing all schools and educators and we must continue to invest in cost-effective, innovative programs that prepare students to become productive members of society, hold jobs, contribute to the economy, and live as independently as possible.

7/11/2014

Lenovo signed an agreement with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) to bring a mobile app development curriculum and delivery program to NAF academies. The Lenovo Scholar Network program provides STEM curriculum and technology exposure for high school students.

7/11/2014

Tampa Bay area schools saw a variety of results in their state grades delivered to districts, with many showing improvement and several dropping a level. Superintendents across Florida have called for a three-year transition period to the new accountability system, with no penalties assessed during that period.

7/11/2014

The University of Wisconsin System cannot charge high school students taking courses offered in their schools for college credit, known as concurrent enrollment classes, the state’s attorney general says.

7/11/2014

A Saint Paul School District group, Solutions in Action, was formed to look at why black students are suspended more than others. The answers as to "why" ranged from lack of respect for black students, racial tension in the classroom between students and lack of teachers of color.

7/11/2014

A new charter school in Illinois won’t open as planned next month in a building owned by a politically connected pastor’s church because of a federal investigation involving charter operator Concept Schools.

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