Industry News

1/15/2015

1/15/2015

A new Florida bill hopes to fix problems for kids that have to walk to school in dangerous conditions. Senate Bill 154 would force local governments to take action.

1/15/2015

Newport-Mesa USD is looking to launch a series of advanced specialty education tracks at its high schools next school year. The six academies — engineering, design, global studies, performing arts, arts, and enhanced math, science and engineering — will focus on hands-on work, group projects and interdisciplinary learning.

1/15/2015

Chula Vista Elementary School District and Val Verde USD are enhancing on-site security measures with visitor management software produced by Raptor Technologies. The system screens school building visitors against a registered sex offender database and custom alert database.

1/15/2015

The Texas district is partnering with Edgenuity to expand support for all high school students by offering free test preparation services for college entrance exams, including the SAT. Austin ISD students may enroll in the web-based courses, which will allow them to complete lessons at their own pace.

1/15/2015

DTP CrossPoint 84, a new model without an integrated control processor or amplifier, has been added to Extron Electronics’ family of DTP CrossPoint matrix switchers.

1/15/2015

Residents in the Wausau School District will vote in April on a building plan that would close the district's educational center and replace it with four regional sites plus build a total of 10 new classrooms.

1/15/2015

A key provision of the Assembly’s effort to revise accountability measures for Wisconsin schools was removed. The move puts the Assembly and Senate versions of an accountability bill even further at odds.

1/14/2015

1/14/2015

South Dakota’s four technical institutes are currently governed by public school districts. Under a new arrangement, the director of the Southeast Technical Institute will report directly to the Sioux Falls school board rather than to the district superintendent.

1/14/2015

Clayton County Public Schools opened its first school-based health center, joining a small but growing number of school districts providing health care for its students. It will provide on-site pediatric and adolescent care for acute and chronic illnesses for students.

1/14/2015

My Awesome Publishing Company!, a new web-based writing and book publishing platform, has been developed by FableVision Learning and Lulu.com. The K8-focused online platform will be hosted by FableVision's founder and children's book author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds.

1/14/2015

Schools can use the app to manage students' data, send assignments and photos, and communicate with students and parents over email, SMS or via the app itself. The software also can manage fees, identity cards and library operations, among other functions.

1/14/2015

SubFinder elite Version 1 offers web-based scheduling capabilities to assist in the management of block and rolling schedules. The upgrade also includes user-specific dashboards, a totally redesigned report engine, and a message center.

1/14/2015

The launch of the new FreshGrade mobile app will allow teachers to capture and document more learning in the classroom with features such as three-way collaboration, mobile account management, and picture, audio, video or anecdotal note taking.

1/14/2015

In Tennessee, a state representative is proposing a test that would determine if students can graduate. The test is similar to the exam immigrants take while trying to gain citizenship.

1/14/2015

Education venture and equity financing increased 55 percent to $1.87 billion in 2014, according to CB Insights. Financing within the industry has nearly quintupled from a base of $385 million in 2009.

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