Industry News

7/10/2015

7/10/2015

As part of an effort to close the gaps in graduation rates for many groups of disengaged or disadvantaged students, WIN Learning will support National Dropout Prevention Center/Network's communication efforts about college and career readiness measures, including participation in regional and national events.

7/10/2015

A new study estimates that more than 145,000 deaths per year could be averted in the United States if everyone who didn't finish high school had earned their high school degrees. The findings suggest that policies aimed at increasing people's education level could improve residents' longevity.

7/10/2015

Students who change schools are likely to fall behind academically, and helping families get stable housing can prevent that, according to a new federal study. Families who received vouchers were significantly less likely to become homeless again or change schools or have parents and children living in separate places.

7/10/2015

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña has confirmed a massive grade-fixing scandal at John Dewey High School and has moved to fire the veteran principal for allowing dozens of students to earn credit for courses they never took.

7/10/2015

As a new Illinois employee, state school Superintendent Tony Smith landed in a less lucrative retirement plan designed to control pension costs. But unlike his colleagues in the Tier II plan, he is getting a special stipend each year—expected to be worth thousands of dollars annuallyto make up for his reduced pension.

7/9/2015

7/9/2015

Schools would have access to millions of dollars for earthquake-safety improvements, but the state Capitol would remain vulnerable under a $1.2 billion plan for statewide construction projects that advanced.

7/9/2015

The Mississippi Department of Education has recently been watching Tunica County Schools after an audit found the district to be in violation of 25 out of 31 accreditation standards from special education to child nutrition.

7/9/2015

For the second time in a month, the Maine district's voters rejected the district’s proposed 2015-16 school budget of $43.3 million, with many saying the funding level was too low.

7/9/2015

Pearson will take over all responsibilities for the publication of all Wide Range assessments, including the Wide Range Achievement Test 4; the Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning, Second Edition; the Wide Range Intelligence Test; and the Wide Range Assessment of Visual Motor Abilities.

7/9/2015

Virginia’s new digital textbook and instructional materials marketplace will begin operations this coming September. This new instructional materials library, based on a customized version of Copia's core Copia Class technology, has been implemented over the past 12 months.

7/9/2015

InFocus Corporation's new five IN110x series classroom-optimized projectors each feature 3200-lumen brightness and 15,000:1 contrast ratio to fit school budgets and the ambient-light levels of most classrooms.

7/9/2015

The Dallas School District continues to gather information about possibly implementing a construction excise tax to help pay for capital improvements. The fee could only be used to acquire land or help pay for improvements or new school construction.

7/9/2015

Like capital appreciation bonds, leaseback deals avoid big outlays for new schools in the short run, responding to an era when state school bond money has dried up and voters are leery about approving new local bonds. But their long-term costs are much higher.

7/9/2015

Thanks to the unsettled business of a state budget, some 38 multi-track year-round schools in Wake County just opened with no certainty about how many teacher assistants they will have. School districts all over the state are waiting to see whether the Senate’s budget plan will cut teaching assistants.

7/9/2015

Lawsuits have at times been disruptive and costly. But the Legislature, which has long been too deferential to the wishes of the California Teachers Association, has repeatedly failed to make sensible changes that would benefit students while remaining fair to teachers. It may take more court edicts for that to happen.

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