Industry News

7/11/2014

7/11/2014

The School Board announced that Jim Cummins, Crowder College’s vice president of finance, has been selected as the Seneca School District’s new superintendent.

7/11/2014

BeSafe Technologies has been awarded a contract with the Attleboro School Department to secure its eleven school sites. The agreement provides for the installation and training necessary to provide a computerized floor plan and emergency response information system that can be kept updated on demand, as often as needed, as school layouts and information change.

7/11/2014

Since 2003, the number of Massachusetts special needs students has increased by over 6 percent. That is a challenge facing all schools and educators and we must continue to invest in cost-effective, innovative programs that prepare students to become productive members of society, hold jobs, contribute to the economy, and live as independently as possible.

7/11/2014

Lenovo signed an agreement with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) to bring a mobile app development curriculum and delivery program to NAF academies. The Lenovo Scholar Network program provides STEM curriculum and technology exposure for high school students.

7/11/2014

Tampa Bay area schools saw a variety of results in their state grades delivered to districts, with many showing improvement and several dropping a level. Superintendents across Florida have called for a three-year transition period to the new accountability system, with no penalties assessed during that period.

7/11/2014

The University of Wisconsin System cannot charge high school students taking courses offered in their schools for college credit, known as concurrent enrollment classes, the state’s attorney general says.

7/11/2014

A Saint Paul School District group, Solutions in Action, was formed to look at why black students are suspended more than others. The answers as to "why" ranged from lack of respect for black students, racial tension in the classroom between students and lack of teachers of color.

7/11/2014

More than 300 pink slips are going out in the Philadelphia School District. The layoffs are reportedly not related to the cigarette tax standoff in the capital but rather are the result of principals preparing budgets at their respective schools.

7/11/2014

A new charter school in Illinois won’t open as planned next month in a building owned by a politically connected pastor’s church because of a federal investigation involving charter operator Concept Schools.

7/10/2014

7/10/2014

A ruling against the Miami-Dade County Public School District was the first-ever ruling under Florida statutes, written specifically to prevent school districts from taking “unlawful reprisals” against employees who support charter school conversions.

7/10/2014

The results of Georgia's Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests show big gaps among central Georgia's schools. The school results show huge differences within many districts in terms of how many students are making progress.

7/10/2014

Arlington High School, one of Indiana's most troubled schools that was taken over by the state's education department, could be returned to Indianapolis Public Schools next year. The company hired by the state to operate Arlington said it could no longer run the school without an infusion of more than $2 million in additional funding.

7/10/2014

On July 16, PD 360 will become Edivation. In addition to keeping PD 360's current professional learning solutions, Edivation will offer a new operating platform and interface.

7/10/2014

Even optimists who had hoped the new Buffalo School Board would move quickly to deal with issues that shackle the district had to have been startled at the speed with which the new majority is moving.

7/10/2014

The Kentucky Department of Education will be making grants available to school districts to create programs to identify, intervene and prevent students from dropping out of school. Fifty-three schools have raised the compulsory school age from 16 to 18, which means, by law students are required to be in school until the age of 18.

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