Industry News

9/19/2014

9/19/2014

Elk Grove USD hired Christopher R. Hoffman to head up the 62,500-student district. He has been with El Dorado Union High School District since 2008, spending the first two years as associate superintendent and the last four as superintendent.

9/19/2014

Elected officials should properly fund schools so that they can meet constitutional rules for class size. Teachers say that failure to follow the law makes it more difficult to reach and teach all students. They are concerned about the safety of their students and they say the larger class sizes lead to more misbehavior and inappropriate student interaction.

9/18/2014

9/18/2014

School officials broke ground for a new school-based health center for students, set to open in 2015. It will provide free medical, mental and dental health care to high school students with money to run the clinic coming from grants, school district bonds and a loan from the city of San Leandro.

9/18/2014

Preparations are underway for two multischool sites in Cy-Fair ISD, an area poised to see thousands of new residents in the next decade. The 179-acre Hegar site will house an elementary, middle and high school campus while another 125-acre property will be the second site.

9/18/2014

Texas has not approved new history textbooks for school districts to purchase since 2002. But some of the books under consideration by the state school board are being described as propaganda that exaggerates the influence of Christian values while others are said to be full of liberal bias.

9/18/2014

A new bill passed by the California Legislature undermines all the gains made during the past two decades in educating children who start school without a full knowledge of the English language. The measure places a question on the November 2016 ballot that gives parents the choice to enroll their child in bilingual education.

9/18/2014

The White House and Discovery Education are expanding the "Of the People: Live from the White House” virtual field trip series. Offering upper elementary, middle and high school students access to White House and government officials as well as subject matter experts, Of the People will bring a series of 30-minute virtual events hosted by a student and broadcast live.

9/18/2014

Officials from both New Haven and West Haven turned out to celebrate the start of construction for the new, University of New Haven-affiliated Engineering & Science University Magnet School. The new five-story school will science, engineering and robotics laboratories when it opens in fall 2016.

9/18/2014

Cameras mounted on school buses are intended to keep kids safe by catching drivers who break the law. Many north Texas buses are equipped with them, yet some cities aren’t using them because it’s illegal.

9/18/2014

Schools are losing teachers and many are blaming low pay, according to the School Administrators of South Dakota, which released results from a survey of 136 South Dakota school districts. Most responding districts reported using stop-gap measures for getting a teacher in each classroom, including shuffling staff, hiring substitutes and using student teachers.

9/18/2014

Before Oregon's Portland School Board members vote upon how to spend $16.8 million in newly discovered money, they want to see spending alternatives besides placing the money in reserves and hiring more teachers. better-than-expected property tax revenues and lower-than-expected health care and benefits expenses have created the windfall, which wasn’t factored into the school year's budget.

9/18/2014

LAUSD school police will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. The move comes as education and civil rights groups have called on the U.S. Department of Defense to halt the practice for schools. The district will return grenade launchers but intends to keep rifles and an armored vehicle.

9/18/2014

Coming to terms with the poor performance of Nevada’s school system has been an education for policymakers, elected officials, business leaders and taxpayers alike. Although the state’s high school graduation rates and the value of high school diplomas rate among the nation’s worst overall, Nevada has many excellent schools with excellent teachers, leaders and education models.

9/18/2014

Frontline Technologies debuted Teachwise, a new website for teachers. Teachwise provides an online marketplace for teachers to buy and sell original educational materials.

9/18/2014

iboss Network Security announced its MobileEther solution supports single-step device enrollment of Apple devices in the cloud through the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP). Integration with Apple DEP eliminates the need to physically touch the device, as the program is managed in the cloud.

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