Industry News

9/19/2014

9/19/2014

Some Democrats in the state House are calling for a temporary moratorium on new charter schools in Michigan. Several representatives announced new legislation that would prevent charter school authorizations until the state adopts new standards for transparency, ethics and accountability.

9/19/2014

Concrete Roses STEM Academy's board of directors voted to relinquish their charter, 20 days into the school year. The North Carolina Office of Charter Schools put the school on financial disciplinary status and froze its access to funds for not provided required reporting fir several months.

9/19/2014

Changing the lottery system that determines which students get into Portland Public Schools’ focus option programs could significantly promote equality and diversity and strengthen neighborhood schools that have struggled with low enrollment, according to the city's Advisory Committee for Enrollment and Transfer.

9/18/2014

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.

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

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

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

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

Minnesota allows private, parochial and charter school students in schools without their particular sport to try out for public high school sports in the cities where they live. But the Minneapolis Public School District abruptly ended that arrangement this fall.

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

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

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

What comes next for schools and money in Kansas? As a school efficiency task force meets this week to make decisions about schools and money in Kansas, several groups are wondering if consolidation will play a key role.

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.

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