Industry News

8/13/2014

8/13/2014

Putting alcohol-based hand sanitizers in classrooms in the hopes of reducing school absences due to illness may not be worth the expense in high-income countries where clean water for washing hands is readily available, a study says. It finds that adding the sanitizers to school-age kids' usual hand hygiene routine — washing with soap and water — did not reduce illness-related absences.

8/12/2014

8/12/2014

Warsaw School District Superintendent Matt Runge has accepted a similar position in the Pleasant Plains School District in Illinois. Warsaw's board of education has agreed that high school Principal Bob Gound will be promoted to superintendent.

8/12/2014

NEC Display Solutions of America's NEC DisplayNote Software is now available through the cloud. The tool lets educators, students and professionals present and share content, and collaborate across any device using Windows, IOS and Android operating systems.

8/12/2014

Compass Learning's Compass Learning High School curriculum has achieved certification from the University of California (UC) for the 2014–2015 school year. A number of college-preparatory courses have met the criteria established by UC to ensure that students can master rigorous curricula areas required to enter the University’s first-year program.

8/12/2014

WHOOSH! has released a new, non-toxic Screen Shine solution for tablet and computer screens that also forms a protective layer to resist dirt build-up, smudges and fingerprints.

8/12/2014

The Illinois district voted to approve Superintendent Jeff Schuler’s resignation. Schuler has accepted an offer to become superintendent for schools in the Wheaton Warrenville School District in the beginning of September.

8/12/2014

The Paso Robles Joint USD has offered the superintendent position to Chris Williams, an assistant superintendent of human resources at Central USD in Fresno County.

8/12/2014

A new Virginia measure seeks to protect student privacy and restrict companies' ability to use students' data. The proposl puts Virginia among the dozens of states, along with the federal government, stepping into a complex fight over new technologies, big business, public education, security and privacy rights.

8/12/2014

The Kansas National Education Association filed a lawsuit asking a judge to declare unconstitutional a new law that strips teachers of a right to a hearing before they are fired.

8/12/2014

Gov. Tom Corbett announced that the state's department of education is expanding its 2014-2015 Governor's Expanding Excellence School Mentoring Grant program. This initiative is designed to create a culture of innovation and achievement in Pennsylvania's public schools to increase student achievement.

8/12/2014

East Chicago students and parents who don’t take attendance seriously will face big changes. A new cooperative effort between police, school and city officials, the city court judge, Calumet College and Ivy Tech Community College will identify truant students and return them to the classroom.

8/12/2014

Local school leaders are reacting to the first statewide assessment of bullying at public schools. The report stated that there were more than 9,000 cases of bullying during last school year in Indiana. Verbal incidents accounted for 44 percent, 21 percent were physical and the rest were electronic threats and social shunning.

8/12/2014

A new state law prohibits students from crossing the street to catch a school bus. Some Louisiana public school systems say they have already addressed safety issues on busy highways. They say the new law, aimed mainly at urban schools, would cost more money and keep students on the bus longer in rural areas where bus stops are located on interior, residential streets.

8/12/2014

A Cincinnati charter school threatened by a lack of funding will not reopen for this upcoming school year, forcing hundreds of parents to scramble to find a new school for their children.

8/12/2014

More than a quarter of Michigan's charter school authorizers are "at risk" of being suspended, the Michigan Department of Education announced. Department officials said that 11 authorizers may not be allowed to open new schools because of low academic performance and problems with contract transparency.

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