Industry News

12/4/2014

12/4/2014

Officials from at least three Michigan school districts are warning parents of an app that's turned some of their students into victims of cyberbullying. After School — Funny Anonymous School News For Confessions and Compliments — is a free anonymous and private message board app.

12/4/2014

Epiphany Learning, a personalized learning software application that utilizes student-directed feedback to create Learner Profiles, was launched. The web-based program allows teachers to generate customized learning and skills paths for each student.

12/4/2014

Google's Chromebooks have officially unseated iPads as the most popular new devices shipping to schools in the U.S., according to the Financial Times, which cited figures from IDC. In the third quarter of 2014, Google shipped 715,500 of its Web-based laptops into U.S. schools, compared to 702,000 iPads.

12/4/2014

Student-based allocation won’t solve every problem facing Seattle’s schools, but it will take the important step of giving decision-making power to those who know each school community most intimately.

12/4/2014

Five bills were signed that are intended to expand vocational education in New Jersey, including requiring public colleges to set up partnerships with high schools for college-level vocational courses.

12/3/2014

12/3/2014

Most San Francisco students live a car ride away from Silicon Valley’s technology giants. A new philanthropy initiative is pairing companies such as Dropbox, Eventbrite and Xoom with city schools to inspire students to pursue college and career pathways in technology.

12/3/2014

The Department of Education has lost track of 1,800 computers–and didn’t even bother to open up 400 laptops or tablets–that are supposed to be in use at just 10 city schools—a tiny sample of the city’s 1,800 public schools, an audit has found.

12/3/2014

Kelloggsville Public Schools will ask voters in February to approve a $33.9 million, 30-year tax proposal for building, technology and security improvements.

12/3/2014

Gov. Peter Shumlin says school spending projections will require a 2-cent increase in the statewide school property tax rate. The new report by Vermont's tax department estimates that education spending will increase by just under 3.1 percent in fiscal 2016.

12/3/2014

A Tulsa Public Schools committee has put forth a $415 million proposal to complete a 20-year plan for facilities updates and to help with modernizing technology. Of the total dollars, $110 million would be spent on technology.

12/3/2014

Voters in the Michigan school district will be asked early next year to approve a two-part $53.5 million bond issue designed to address security issues, enrollment growth and technology needs. Both bond series would provide students with new technology devices to replace current devices.

12/3/2014

A group of high school students in Sandy Springs made a prosthetic hand for a fellow teenager. The technology, engineering and design class students created the hand with the help of a 3D printer.

12/3/2014

Napa Valley Unified School District’s New Technology High School has been named a National Demonstration Site. The school will host tours for national, state and local school and district representatives to learn about project-based learning examples, integrated use of technology and the school culture.

12/3/2014

The school board for McAlester Public Schools approved of two propositions calling for $2.7 million in bond money to be used for technology increases and improvements in schools as well as the replacement of old buses.

12/3/2014

The state is racing to get schools and students ready for a new computerized test that replaces the FCAT in the spring. But other issues beg for attention, too: technology training for teachers, infrastructure to support new hardware, and how best to use technology in the classroom.

Pages