Industry News

11/12/2014

11/12/2014

Walker Partnerships introduced new resources to struggling school districts to help build their capacity to maintain students with social/emotional/behavioral needs in a less costly and restrictive manner.

11/12/2014

PingPong released a new version of its smart communication tool, which increases interaction between teachers and students in the classroom, encourages participation, and makes learning more fun.

11/12/2014

An attorney representing the Leon County School Board in a federal investigation into the district's construction practices said no evidence has been found that contracts were given to vendors based on political contributions or favors. However, the district did not properly document how and why contracts were awarded.

11/12/2014

In New York, the out-of-sight, out-of-mind ban of cellphones is enforced predominantly at schools with metal detectors—the same schools that could benefit the most from technology-friendly policies.

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November 21-23, 2014
Boston, Mass.

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December 3-6, 2014
San Diego, Calif.

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December 4-6, 2014
Long Beach, Calif.

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February 19-21, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

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February 26-28, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

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As part of their class work, students in Washington Community High School’s new tech support internship class are working on school-owned equipment after receiving requests from staff. Four class pathways are available to students, include training for the A+ tech support certification.

11/12/2014

Montgomery County's board of education voted to remove any mentions of any religious holidays on the calendar next school year. The issue stemmed from the schools being closed for Jewish holidays but not for Muslim ones.

11/12/2014

Nearly 100 people, including elected officials and regional law enforcement officers, gathered to observe a simulated school shooting in a Methuen grammar school and see what "active shooter" technology could do to help police catch a gunman.

11/11/2014

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Wisconsin public schools would receive $613 million more over the next two years under a budget request made by state Superintendent Tony Evers, a proposal that would have to pass the Republican-controlled Legislature and be signed by Gov. Scott Walker before taking effect.

11/11/2014

Scholastic launched Guided Reading Short Reads, a K6 resource for text comprehension, and Leveled Bookroom 3rd Edition, which focuses on leveled texts, assessments, and new technology tools for shared reading.

11/11/2014

A dispute over what constitutes "free time" at Colorado's Pine Creek High School and whether students can pray during that time has led to a federal civil rights lawsuit.

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