Industry News

7/9/2014

7/9/2014

A Methuen school may soon become the first in Massachusetts to have a gunshot detection system installed. The high-tech system sends an alert to local police the moment a gunshot is fired, so authorities are aware of a crisis more quickly than they would with only a 911 call.

7/9/2014

July 14-17, 2014
Santa Fe, N.M.

7/9/2014

MakeData LLC announced the launch of Papermals Pre-K for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Available in English and Spanish, the app is a kindergarten primer for ages four through six that uses highly interactive animations to help children learn math.

7/9/2014

Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200, a public four-year comprehensive high school district, has signed with DecisionEd to implement a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics and reports.

7/9/2014

Kankana LLC recently released Ahlam, an interactive children's book app in Arabic. Using an easily understood colloquial Arabic, Ahlam can be downloaded on the iPad from Apple’s App Store.

7/9/2014

The Duval school board took the first step toward a multimillion-dollar effort to boost technology in schools across the district. A resolution was approved to issue a federal no-interest bond to complete hardware upgrades at 41 high-need schools to improve the district’s lacking technological infrastructure.

7/9/2014

The Los Angeles Unified School District decision to enable its schools to choose between Apple, Microsoft and Google-based devices for all of their students is a billion-dollar proposition. U.S. schools are a $13 billion global battlefield for makers of educational technology. Competition is coming on fast as schools are likely to want computers in everyone’s hands.

7/9/2014

A centralized technical education center that would serve high school students and adults in Southeast Kansas took a step closer to reality this week with the gift of $1 million by the Bicknell Foundation. The center will bring together technical education offerings by Fort Scott Community College in cooperation with the five school districts in Crawford County.

7/9/2014

The Richland Two Institute of Innovation, a new technical school in Sandhill, S.C., will be housed in a 180,000-square-foot building on a 32-acre site at a cost of approximately $40 million. It will include a professional development center, student learning labs and a partner space for businesses and educational institutions.

7/9/2014

September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

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September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

7/9/2014

A group of 41 tech leaders is urging the Federal Communications Commission to ratify a proposed plan that would allocate $5 billion to expand the government’s E-Rate program to put Wi-Fi in as many schools as possible.

7/9/2014

Landing top talent is getting so tough in Silicon Valley that technology companies are trying anything for an edge — including hiring interns out of high school and boosting new recruits’ perks.

7/9/2014

Forty-one New York City superintendents will have to reapply for their jobs this year under a new policy by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. Senior Department of Education officials said they expected most who reapply to be rehired after a selection process that includes interviews, essays and references.

7/9/2014

If the promise of mobile technology in classrooms has been to equalize opportunities for all students through access to the internet, that potential has yet to be realized.

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