Industry News

2/10/2015

2/10/2015

Daniel Zorn has been chosen as the next superintendent for the Washington district. He has been assistant superintendent of Kalispell Public Schools in northwest Montana for 16 years.

2/10/2015

With Jobulator, substitutes get notified of new job offers in Aesop and can easily accept job offers from their mobile devices or desktops.

2/10/2015

ABC-CLIO Solutions' new World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras and World History: The Modern Era video modules contain tools to provide history instruction, including word-for-word video transcripts and essential vocabulary terms. The company also released a text-to-speech functionality, translation tool and World Geography & Culture Concepts.

2/10/2015

The Louisiana district's school board nixed a controversial policy that required employees to fill out forms each year if they want union dues deducted from their paychecks. The move could be seen as a step towards reconciliation with the parish teachers union, after four years of strained relations.

2/10/2015

Waterford Institute launched its new Waterford SmartStart pre-K program, a multimodal resource for teaching reading, math and science concepts in classrooms and childcare centers. The program includes computer-based adaptive curriculum and teacher tools and offline group materials.

2/10/2015

The Lafayette Parish School System could lose up to $17 million over the next two school years as the three charter schools in the parish expand and a new charter school opens.

2/10/2015

ASCD is calling on policymakers to institute a two-year moratorium on using new state standardized assessments for accountability purposes. The hiatus will allow time for policymakers and education leaders to design and implement a new accountability model that more accurately reflects the full range of student learning and school support.

2/10/2015

The Texas school district's trustees named Joel D. Boyd as their pick for the superintendent job. Boyd has served as superintendent of public schools in Sante Fe since 2012.

2/10/2015

Starting in March, families applying to full-day pre-K for next school year will be able to apply to both public school and community-based programs in one place. The single application is part of New York City's continued effort to bring both types of programs together under one tent.

2/10/2015

Mastering the English language's complicated spelling system requires abilities that most children don’t develop until well after they've started to read. Simply put, written English is great for puns but terrible for learning to read or write.

2/10/2015

The nearly $80 billion program for financing community college students should be put to use where it can do more good. Let those funds go to into our high schools where they are urgently needed to prepare young people for citizenship, the workplace or college.

2/10/2015

Billionaire Eli Broad has suspended a $1-million prize to honor the best urban school systems out of concern that they are failing to improve quickly enough. The 13-year-old Broad Foundation prize was designed to reward and encourage success in raising student achievement.

2/10/2015

Follett debuted summer school reading and math bundles geared to students who will be entering grades 2-6. The summer school bundles include fiction and informational texts with lesson extension ideas, writing prompts and other elements.

2/9/2015

2/9/2015

Califone International LLC unveiled the E1, E3T and E3USB earbuds, the PA283 VoiceSaver personal voice amplifier and the KB3 wireless keyboard to support preparation and testing requirements in any state.

2/9/2015

The Erie Regional Career Planning Project is launching an "Educonomy" model in 16 school districts across Erie and Crawford Counties. The WIN Learning Career Readiness System begins with the myStrategic Compass career exploration, planning and guidance tool and also offers students college and career readiness courseware.

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