Industry News

9/3/2014

9/3/2014

Three local school boards collaborated to discover best practices in technology and teaching Common Core. Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota school board members discussed the best ways to use tablets and laptops, and how to better educate parents about new technology.

9/3/2014

The $7 billion market for tutoring services is in the midst of a transformation, driven by new technology. And it's not just nonprofits like Khan Academy and for-profit online schools like University of Phoenix that are making it happen.

9/3/2014

September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

9/3/2014

Sally Ride Science's newest professional development course, STEM Connections to Common Core, offers training designed to help educators use classroom lessons in STEM to support specific Common Core State Standards.

9/3/2014

The dropout prevention Early Warning System and Interventions Catalog from the state's department of education will be implemented in 35 Pennsylvania school districts and charter schools. The schools, located in 23 counties across the commonwealth, will start using the system during the 2014-2015 school year.

9/3/2014

Espresso Education and Discovery Education will join together under the Discovery Education name. The name change follows Discovery Education’s acquisition of the U.K.'s Espresso Group Ltd. Espresso Primary's services will be under the name Discovery Education Espresso while Espresso CPD offerings are now Discovery Education Professional Development.

9/3/2014

Board members in Florida’s Lee County School District backtracked on their unprecedented decision to opt out of state standardized tests for the coming school year, less than a week after the initial decision.

9/3/2014

In a study from Northwestern University, researchers looked at the impact of music education on at-risk children’s nervous systems and found that music lessons could help them develop language and reading skills. The study documents the influence of after-school music education on the brains of disadvantaged children, as opposed to affluent children receiving private lessons.

9/3/2014

Communication failures both within Seattle Public Schools and with parents of children with disabilities continue to undermine the district’s efforts to fix longstanding problems in special education. Seattle risks losing about $12  million annually in federal funds unless it fixes problems that include failures to update student learning plans and provide services consistently from school to school.

9/3/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown filed an appeal of a ruling that struck down traditional job protections for teachers. California’s two largest teacher unions are expected to follow suit in the case of Vergara vs. California.

9/3/2014

The creators of Reading Eggs have launched a new educational math application for iPad, iPhone and Android. Suitable for children aged five to 10, Eggy Times Tables features interactive activities and animations to teach young children essential multiplication skills.

9/3/2014

As Washington grapples with the issue of education funding, residents are left wondering how such a prosperous state fails to fully fund even basic education for the state's children. Ultimately, the answer lies in the Washington's broken and inefficient state tax system.

9/3/2014

NGN, Parker FiberNet and ETC Communications launched a partnership to create the Education Exchange, a 3,600-mile, fiber optic network to connect schools across 30 north Georgia counties. The educational network allows more than 330 schools and facilities to share instructional material, textbooks, classroom resources and administration assets.

9/3/2014

The U.S. education system recently received a report card from the OECD, a think tank for developed countries. America’s grades weren’t pretty with 29 countries out-performing the U.S. in math. But instead of working with state education leaders to implement higher educational standards, some Minnesota legislators are waging a turf war over who decides what kids should learn.

9/3/2014

A year after hundreds more "Safe Passage" workers were hired to keep children from harm, an infusion of city money has allowed Chicago to increase the number of security guards from 1,200 to 1,300. Another $10 million from the state will mean 600 more workers will be lining the streets within the next several weeks.

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