Industry News

8/7/2014

8/7/2014

Citing chronically overcrowded schools and the need for technology, the Salinas Union High School District Board of Trustees voted to place a $128 million bond on the November 4 ballot. The bond measure aims to address upgrading and repairing existing schools and installing updated technological hardware and infrastructure.

8/7/2014

Since 1993, public school districts in Wisconsin have operated under a revenue cap. As a result of the state's Act 10, increases to the revenue cap are not tied to inflationary increases, and it is creating problems for school districts.

8/7/2014

The state hasn’t passed a statewide bond since 2006, and the program funds are now depleted. Unless a new statewide school bond measure is approved, many California communities are going to be restricted to the minimum completion of projects envisioned for students.

8/7/2014

New Mexico's Office of the State Auditor is questioning how several Albuquerque public charter schools are spending money from the state. The auditors office says the aviation-focused schools didn’t follow a transparent bidding process for planes and that it appears the founder gave his own company an unfair advantage.

8/7/2014

Public school officials in Florida, Texas and Georgia know the unaccompanied minors are already in their states, mainly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. But they don't know how many will end up enrolling and where.

8/7/2014

IPEVO has announced an accessory designed to work with its IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System. The Extension Wand is an aluminum wand that fits onto the end of the IS-01's Interactive Pen to extend the pen's length.

8/7/2014

Gov. Corbett said that he would advance the troubled Philadelphia school system $265 million. Officials said that action - which represents no new revenue or savings - could still result in layoffs, a shortened school year, and class sizes of 40 and more students.

8/7/2014

An initiative proposing a new teacher evaluation method has won approval to appear on the November ballot in Missouri. The proposal would limit tenure protections for public school staff and require them to be evaluated largely on student achievement.

8/7/2014

A new program in Tennessee will allow some students to finish high school and their first two years of college at the same time. Middle College is a collaboration between Roane State Community College and Roane County Schools.

8/7/2014

Boardmaker Online has been introduced by DynaVox Systems, creators of Boardmaker, a symbol-adapted special education software for assisting individuals with speech, language and learning challenges. Designed for special needs educators, speech-language pathologists, assistive technology specialists and parents, Boardmaker Online helps create and manage special education instruction.

8/7/2014

Waterford Institute's entire math and science curriculum is now online to offer schools a cloud-based delivery option. The computer-based curriculum is made up of more than 3,000 interactive activities, including science experiments, math games, illustrated books and songs.

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8/6/2014

The Technology Association of Georgia predicts that by 2018, more than 210,000 jobs in STEM-related fields will open in the state. Programs such as The Clubhou.se are involved in grassroots efforts to train children and young adults in coding, programming, graphic design and other technical skills.

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October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

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October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

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October 30-November 2, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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