Industry News

6/26/2014

6/26/2014

Scenario Learning has released a new SafeSchools Training Active Shooter for Administrators course, written by school safety experts Michael and Chris Dorn. Created for school and district administrators, the course outlines evidence-based methods to improve the odds of survival during an active shooter event.

6/26/2014

Alabama high school students say they use tobacco products and a variety of illegal drugs at higher rates than the nationwide average, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control.

6/26/2014

The Department of Education's budget for arts education is set to get a multi-million dollar boost, and that could help some schools rebuild their their programs after years of budget cuts.

6/26/2014

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation allowing Nassau and Suffolk counties to place speed cameras in school zones as they seek to boost safety and revenue.

6/26/2014

Hundreds of mostly poor minority students who used a controversial Missouri law to transfer out of failing schools will be sent back to their home districts next school year, following a battle in the legislature and several decisions by the department of education.

6/26/2014

Greenville County Schools will be able to make its payments on its $1 billion BEST construction program, finish a new middle school construction and maintain its nearly 100 schools for the coming year without a tax increase. The school board approved issuing up to $99.5 million in general obligation bonds to take care of its facilities needs.

6/26/2014

The Cleveland school board will back a $200 million extension of the city's 13-year school construction plan that would overhaul 20 existing schools or replace them with new buildings, as well as repair and update 23 others.

6/26/2014

myON is expanding its digital literacy platform to include a set of literacy tools to personalize the reading experience for students, while growing instructional capabilities for teachers. The first set of tools to be released support close reading.

6/26/2014

Edmonds School District recently banned edible treats in classroom parties, limiting them to three classroom celebrations per year. The district cited unhealthy eating with the frequency of parties and parents' possible economic hardships as reasons, instead encouraging non-food treats and favors.

6/26/2014

From a research perspective, bilingual is better. From the perspective of an educator, dual language programs view language as a resource that benefits students learning English. States should be in the business of adding to children’s linguistic toolkit and not asking them to leave their best tool at home.

6/26/2014

Odysseyware is launching its largest combination of new courses and learning resources. The summer launch includes a full math and ELA Common Core curriculum, six new high school career and technical education courses, 20 interactive virtual labs and other resources.

6/26/2014

To expand school districts’ access to licensed mental health professionals, including counselors and social workers, and to aid with the high caseloads that limit individual attention to children in need, PresenceLearning is now providing live, online counseling services.

6/26/2014

There are a lot of questions to be answered before school districts and the state can expect to effectively implement the new PARCC tests across the state. Until the Department of Education can firm up a cost estimate for these testing changes, lawmakers should indeed put this project on hold.

6/25/2014

6/25/2014

RAD Corporation announced the 1.5 release of its ActiveLearning LMS. ActiveLearning, a cloud-based learning content management system, is SCORM-compliant and can utilize the eLearning content from dozens of authorware tools such as Articulate, Captivate, Camtasia and Lectora.

6/25/2014

June 27–29, 2014
Dallas, Texas

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