Industry News

4/17/2014

4/17/2014

Some schools have banned leggings outright. Others have set limits. It might seem a reasonable enough request at a time when school dress codes are common and often supported by teachers and administrators. But how far is too far? And do schools sometimes go too far in pushing back?

4/17/2014

With voter approval of Proposition G, Lindbergh Schools officials in St. Louis are looking to fast track the construction of a new elementary school. A total of $23.9 million of the $34 million bond issue will fund the construction, designed to address the district's aggressive enrollment growth.

4/17/2014

Odysseyware has added more refinements to its online curriculum platform's new user interface. With the redesigned Notes feature, both students and teachers can now write multiple notes directly in the margins of every assignment.

4/17/2014

While the state law about bullying in public schools has been strengthened, the new Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act is only a start. Whether schools live up to the act’s name will be driven by the standards and guidelines put forth, how districts apply them and who is held accountable through this approach.

4/17/2014

Cabarrus County's board approved $15.5 million in capital outlay funding for one school replacement and $16 million for a new elementary school despite a projected significant gap between the estimated construction cost and the amount funded.

4/17/2014

Broward County gave initial approval to a policy that would prevent tobacco products on any school property, even outdoors or while parked inside a car. The current policy allows district employees and parents to smoke in designated areas.

4/17/2014

SMART Technologies released the SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel for education. The first in a new line of SMART Board interactive flat panels, it offers ultra-HD 4K resolution to teachers and administrators.

4/17/2014

Racial Justice Now is calling upon the Dayton district to reduce out-of-school suspensions, citing that the district's suspensions rate is four times higher than the state average. In addition, the community activist group said there is a racial disparity, with black students being suspended more often than other students for the same behavior.

4/16/2014

4/16/2014

Following news that the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation would discontinue disbursing funds, several districts in northern New Mexico must devise a plan to absorb the loss of funds it has depended on for years to supplement their science and information technology programs and to hire IT staff.

4/16/2014

A freshman at Texas' Trinity University has started her own camp aimed at getting more San Antonio middle school girls interested in the technology industry. With a grant awarded by the National Center for Women in Information Technology, she founded the Trinity Encouraging Camp for Her (Tech Camp).

4/16/2014

Project Tomorrow’s 2013 Speak Up survey of more than 325,000 students and 75,000 parents, teachers and administrators investigates how students and teachers are using technology in school and for learning outside of school. As tech use proliferates, digital equity has risen to the top as a concern for district leaders.

4/16/2014

It’s time to ban “digital” learning. We’ve amplified the virtues, necessity, promise and potential of technology so much that we are perilously close to forgetting what it was all about in the first place: helping teachers to teach and students to learn.

4/16/2014

Pinellas school board members approved the hiring of William Hunt to lead the district's career, technical and adult education department following the retirement of Executive Director David Barnes. Hunt is currently Orange County's senior director of career and technical education.

4/16/2014

Many teachers still lack the training needed to use technology effectively in the classroom, according to a new survey. Schools are investing more in devices and blended learning to improve student achievement. To realize the full benefits of these tech tools, school leaders need to prioritize professional development.

4/16/2014

Aerohive Networks has been working with Palm Beach County School District over the past year to implement Aerohive’s wireless networking solution to support increased demands for classroom digital learning. A case study has been released about the implementation in the district's 185 schools and 13 ancillary facilities.

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