Industry News

5/6/2015

5/6/2015

School administrators can now more easily manage the tracking, reporting, signups and verification of student community service and service learning through the PowerSchool student information system from Pearson as part a partnership with x2VOL from intelliVOL.

5/6/2015

Chartwells K12 School Dining Services will offer FOODPLAY - a national theater show about healthy eating and active living - to the 35,200 children and family members it serves at 22 schools throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.

5/6/2015

Technology has captured the American education system. As it does, the money keeps flowing in — and so do questions about its impact. Education technology can be beneficial but it must meet students’ needs and enhance curriculum and should support, not supplant teachers.

5/6/2015

Montana Tech will now be home to the CodeMontana program, which is made up of 1,200 junior high and high school students across the state. The computer programming initiative will offer more mentorship opportunities for the high school students at its new location from the college's current computer science students.

5/6/2015

The use of electronics instead of textbooks is logical from an economic standpoint, but we must question whether students’ educational experiences are also being put at a disadvantage. Limitations in accessibility to personal devices outside of the classroom as well as the challenge of sustaining the hardware make this option less desirable when more than just the price tag is factored into the equation.

5/6/2015

Laws in different states provide varied leeway when it comes to monitoring students’ public and private social media activity. Many districts take part in rudimentary monitoring. While there’s probably no criminal liability, comprehensive monitoring could put schools in difficult positions.

5/6/2015

A new House bill would bar school technology providers from targeting advertising to students, selling students’ information to third parties and creating profiles of students for non-educational purposes. At the same time, the proposal allows providers to use data to personalize students’ learning and, when the information is de-identified, to improve their products.

5/6/2015

About 50 middle school girls from across California's Silicon Valley showed off their cybersecurity skills at the first ever CyberGirlz Silicon Valley Summit. The new CyberGirlz after-school programs teach cryptography, networking, forensics, web exploitation and basic programming skills.

5/6/2015

A recent audit of technology provided by Springfield Public Schools shows significant disparity between schools, programs and even classrooms on the same hallways. Officials for Missouri's largest district contend the lack of a long-range, strategic technology plan is the main obstacle and schools with the best ratios likely benefited from staff who actively sought additional technology.

5/6/2015

Prior to partnering with InfoSnap, each of the 56 schools at Frisco ISD employed a different process for enrollment and registration of 46,000 students. A customized and streamlined approach from InfoSnap changed that by providing this district with a robust and easy-to-use online solution integrated with Frisco’s SIS.

5/6/2015

This year, a move to take politics out of the process that drives billions of dollars in state aid to public schools is injecting another level of intrigue as Gov. Tom Wolf seems determined to give schools their biggest-ever one-year increase while an education funding commission is charged with producing an objective formula to distribute the aid.

5/6/2015

A Texas high school is in the middle of a chlamydia outbreak, officials say. But according to the school district's student handbook, it does not offer sexual education and states that Texas law requires more attention must be spent on abstinence than other behaviors.

5/6/2015

Efforts to limit sugary drinks and junk foods in California elementary schools appear to have resulted in fewer kids who are overweight or obese, a new study finds. However, the benefits were limited to children at wealthier schools.

5/6/2015

The Alabama House is expected to vote in the coming days on a bill that would require all 67 county school systems to switch from elected to appointed superintendents.

5/6/2015

Cambridge High School will be the nation’s first public high school to have a building completely dedicated to veterinary science. The building will feature lab space, a classroom and a 2,160-square-foot pole barn.

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