Industry News

9/11/2014

9/11/2014

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Discovery Education are launching the Together Counts program. The program is a comprehensive initiative designed to positively impact students to live active and healthy lives, and to understand key concepts of balancing food intake with exercise for energy balance.

9/10/2014

9/10/2014

Cloud hosting provider AIS Network will resell Microsoft Azure and offer managed services for the Azure platform. The new product offering will be available to educational institutions.

9/10/2014

Teachley’s new Learning Analytics Platform offers personalized learning and in-depth data reporting for schools. The platform extracts information from students’ gameplay to give teachers insight about Common Core standards and benchmarks.

9/10/2014

Werkz Publishing Inc. launched PageWerkz, a new educational technology with a digital workbook platform for content providers. Content providers can use the PageWerkz platform to convert traditional textbooks, e-books, magazines, newspapers and other publications into digital academic workbooks with text, images, animation, videos, simulations and assessments.

9/10/2014

With access to technology on the rise, the focus in education has shifted to getting students to interact with technology and learn the basics at early ages. Beyond classroom education, tech-focused events are becoming a popular method for inspiring the future generations of connected children.

9/10/2014

SodaPop is a new private social network which can be used to build private online communities for the sharing of posts, messages, photos and tags. SodaPop networks, created and managed by an individual or group network host, can also include the Safe Zone, which enables members to communicate anonymously with a trusted source.

9/10/2014

Schools that can’t afford to compete with the private sector in hiring technology specialists are looking to other options, such as hiring part-time experts, bringing in volunteers or finding funds to retrain teachers.

9/10/2014

September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

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October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

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

Gov. Jay Nixon has blocked the bill that the Missouri Legislature passed earlier this year to arm some teachers in schools, but it may become law anyway. Kansas City Mayor Sly James and Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Green called for Missouri lawmakers to uphold Nixon's veto when they meet for the fall veto session.

9/10/2014

Palm Beach County approved a $20 million financing deal for a new charter school, despite some commissioners' concerns that charter school companies siphon money away from other public schools.

9/10/2014

Several Philadelphia parents and the Parents United for Public Education group are suing over the conditions of Philadelphia’s public schools. The allegations include overcrowded classrooms, the lack of classes such as art, music, foreign language and physical education and cancelled programs for the mentally gifted.

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