Industry News

2/13/2014

2/13/2014

Education Minnesota President Specht suggests that all is well in Minnesota’s schools but this ignores the reality that thousands of students—predominantly African-American and Hispanic—are not receiving an adequate education.

2/13/2014

Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund Members now have no-cost access to the SafeSchools and SafeColleges Staff Training Systems and a suite of 11 online safety courses.

2/13/2014

A Senate committee report raises concerns over whether parents are informed when their children are strapped down, physically restrained or placed in seclusion in school to punish or control them.

2/13/2014

DecisionEd has entered into an agreement with Community Unit School District 308 to deliver performance management solutions, implementing a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics and reports.

2/13/2014

The Newark superintendent announced the state had committed $100 million to repair the district’s dilapidated buildings.

2/13/2014

FEMA has awarded the West ISD a $20 million grant to rebuild the high school and middle school that were completely destroyed in the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion.

2/13/2014

Arming teachers in schools may be tantalizing to some gun-rights advocates, but it is dangerous public policy that unnecessarily puts children’s lives at risk by having firearms in their vicinity and turns teachers into security guards.

2/13/2014

This is a pivotal moment for the Common Core State Standards. The debate about the standards must be changed to ensure politics and mythology don't derail a vital effort to improve opportunities for our kids as they are falling further behind their international peers.

2/13/2014

While more students than ever are taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses, many are still failing the tests, according to the College Board, which administers the AP program.

2/13/2014

A letter signed by 171 of the state’s 178 superintendents this week calls for the legislature to more than double the proposed increase in next year’s state funding for K12 education.

2/13/2014

The Nashville Metro board voted unanimously to transform two elementary schools into new pre-K hubs as part of a plan to expand prekindergarten over the next four years.

2/13/2014

The House voted to create a state program to award grants to schools, families and day-care centers to implement quality preschool curriculum for at-risk kids.

2/13/2014

Wisconsin’s Departments of Financial Institutions and Public Instruction are teaming up to provide a $250,000 statewide grant program to encourage K12 districts to incorporate personal finance education into their curricula.

2/13/2014

Under an amended bill, the state would partner with New Hampshire’s state-run virtual academy to allow any Maine student to access their online resources by this fall.

2/12/2014

2/12/2014

The Charter School for Applied Technologies in Tonawanda, N.Y., has requested an amendment to its charter from the state Education Department to increase its enrollment quota to 2,365 from 1,675 over the course of three years.

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