Industry News

7/15/2014

7/15/2014

Califone International has released its new 901 Wireless Headphone. The rechargeable headphone and separate 3.5 mm transmitter connect students to listening activities on computers, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices.

7/15/2014

Springfield Conservatory for the Arts, a new city-run magnet school focusing on the performing and visual arts, will make its debut this fall with 120 students making up its original cast. Starting with grades six through nine, the school will add a new grade over the next four years to reach twelfth grade.

7/15/2014

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees selected Philip Hickman as its superintendent of schools. He comes to Columbus from Houston, Texas, where he served as an assistant superintendent in the country's seventh-largest school district.

7/15/2014

The Central Valley School Board will be looking for a new school superintendent one year after the district merged. Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra Jr. has resigned to accept the position of state deputy commissioner for the Office of Pre-K-12 education.

7/15/2014

NEC Display Solutions of America has incorporated two new PA Series projectors, the PA672W and PA722X. With built-in HDBaseT connectivity technology, PA Series projectors run uncompressed full-HD digital video, audio, Ethernet, power and various other controls through one cable.

7/15/2014

Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable.

7/15/2014

A proposal to randomly drug test Zionsville High School students was debated and delayed for a third time. The original plan included suspending students from extracurricular activities if they test positive and requiring they undergo drug treatment in order to re-enter.

7/15/2014

Jefferson County, Vernonia and four other rural Oregon school districts are among the 300 worst in the nation when it comes to per pupil spending and reading and math achievements, according to a new study from the Center for American Progress. Several of the Oregon districts experience high levels of chronic absenteeism.

7/15/2014

Klint Willert has come on board as Brainerd School District's superintendent. He comes from Marshall Public Schools, where he served in the same post. Willert replaces Superintendent Steve Razidlo, who accepted a position as superintendent at The American International School in Vienna, Austria.

7/15/2014

House bill 2351 in Pennsylvania would increase penalties for terroristic threats towards a school, and let schools know if a person who has threatened them is released from jail. The bill would make the first offense of threats against a school a felony, instead of a misdemeanor, as it is now.

7/14/2014

7/14/2014

Stacked up against other states, Texas public schools could win the best-bang-for-your-buck competition. The state has consistently ranked among the bottom five nationally in per-student spending yet some academic performance measures are on the upswing.

7/14/2014

The $15.03 million purchase of the devices still must be approved by the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education. The multi-year effort to provide all students with access to mobile computers on a cloud-based network started last school year with a pilot in nine schools.

7/14/2014

The admissions formula at New York's Stuyvesant High School has not yielded a student body that looks like New York—not even close. Of the 952 admissions offers Stuyvesant made in 2014, 71 percent went to students of Asian origin, while only 2.9 percent went to black and Latino students.

7/14/2014

The reason games work is that they actively engage players cognitively, emotionally, and socially to keep them motivated to play. Even failure is attractive in the game universe, since players know if they keep trying, they will eventually master the skill or beat the level.

7/14/2014

Members of the state's Board of Education are expecting to vote on math and English language arts standards educators will use for teaching students during the 2015-16 school year as early as December, with a team of writers producing the new standards no later than August

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