Industry News

9/18/2014

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

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

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.

9/17/2014

9/17/2014

With today’s automation software, librarians can give book recommendations and users need only a single portal to search for digital and print resources. Advanced reporting tells librarians the most commonly read genres and the age of books in the library.

9/17/2014

September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

9/17/2014

Given the need for qualified school technologists, there are a few training programs that specifically address the unique combination of technical and pedagogical skills needed for leaders and their staff, including CoSN’s certified education technology leader program and the Leading Edge Certification program.

9/17/2014

Lake Havasu public schools students could have widespread access to tablet or other wireless devices in the classroom if a multi-million dollar school bond passes in November. The bond also would fund widespread improvements to the district’s technology infrastructure.

9/17/2014

A study has found that many vocational and technical high schools in Massachusetts have long waiting lists for students seeking admission at a time when well-paying jobs are going unfilled for lack of skilled labor. The Northeastern University School of Law study found that at least 3,500 students were unable to get into public vocational schools in the past two years.

9/17/2014

Technology companies are collecting a vast amount of data about students, touching every corner of their educational lives — with few controls on how those details are used. Privacy advocates say many of the details now collected by education sites and apps are not covered by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act because they do not form part of the institutional student education records maintained by schools.

9/17/2014

The implementation of Common Core has generated an unprecedented explosion in new education technologies. While new guidelines typically result in a windfall for the education industry — as textbooks are updated, test items redesigned, and new workbooks printed — it’s rare that these reorderings make much difference in the lives of students. The Common Core, however, has triggered a flurry of innovations.

9/17/2014

October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

9/17/2014

October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

9/17/2014

October 30-November 2, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

9/17/2014

November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

9/17/2014

Viridis Learning signed a partnership agreement with Pearson to expand its collection of online course offerings by providing users access to Pearson Workforce Education online courses. The added curriculum includes advanced manufacturing, green/sustainability, health careers and other courses.

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