Industry News

9/10/2014

9/10/2014

A new study from Michigan State University and University of Vermont researchers shows that offering daily before-school, aerobic activities to younger at-risk children could help in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom and at home. Signs can include inattentiveness, moodiness and difficulty getting along with others.

9/10/2014

The standard school lunch for an American child often contains dishes brimming with preservatives and sodium. But for students in France, lunch menus are prepared two months in advance with a nutritionist while cooks prepare the school meals by hand. Another big contribution to French students' healthy disposition is more daily recess.

9/10/2014

Sidewalks and paths used by elementary and middle school students across Maryland will be upgraded with $3.4 million in federal grant funding. Grants under the program, which are awarded to local jurisdictions annually, are aimed at improving safety for young students who walk or bike to school.

9/10/2014

A majority of parents said they support government school nutrition standards in place, according to a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association. The study found 72 percent of parents of school-age children supported strong school nutrition standards while 75 percent think salt should be limited.

9/10/2014

zSpace, Inc. has signed deals with five new districts for its zSpace 200 immersive learning software. The districts include Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District and Rochester City School District in New York, Ross School District in California, Houston Independent School District in Texas and Woodside Elementary School District in California.

9/10/2014

Kaspersky Lab announced its partnership with LifeJourney, an online experience that empowers students to test-drive future career opportunities in STEM. Under the partnership, Kaspersky Lab will sponsor a total of 120 schools.

9/10/2014

If the choice is between (a) having innovation clusters like Silicon Valley and middle-of-the-pack test scores or (b) having top-of-the-pack test scores and a second-rate innovation economy, the choice is clear. Let's focus on all the intangibles of innovation companies started, apps created, and most importantly, dreams fulfilled for judging the future success of our nation's STEM programs for kids.

9/10/2014

With Los Angeles USD’s huge iPad purchase suspended, Superintendent John Deasy has alternated between describing the slowdown as a chance to regroup and denouncing those he accuses of politicizing the process.

9/10/2014

Mobile device management is now a central part of classroom supervision as teachers compete with laptops, tablets and phones for students’ attention. The ability to freeze a device’s screen, block inappropriate apps or lock students into particular educational content can help teachers transition smoothly to online testing, 1-to-1 and BYOD.

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October 30-November 2, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

9/10/2014

Portland Public Schools hired Michael Derry as the district's technology services director. He replaces Trey Bachner, who resigned this year to go into the private sector. Derry, a retired Navy chief, was the city's deputy IT director.

9/10/2014

A new Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit exhibit traveling to Texas schools will feature six learning centers with interactive sci-tech materials and activities that are based on national and Texas state science education standards. Students will also get the opportunity to participate in hands-on energy, technology and applied science activities.

9/10/2014

In April, the VEX Robotics World Championship competition will be held in Louisville. Local teachers see the technology event as a way to boost interest and student engagement in STEM fields that are often underrepresented in Kentucky.

9/10/2014

Grand Rapids Public Schools has announced a new project to offer Project Lead The Way engineering courses in its Academy of Modern Engineering. Students will engage in open-ended problem solving and learn the engineering design process. The academy is among 13 Michigan high schools receiving $35,000, three-year renewable grants.

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