Industry News

9/11/2014

9/11/2014

According to a new set of studies, teenagers who smoke pot daily are 60 percent less likely than non-users to finish high school. The studies of adolescent cannabis use also show that daily users under age 17 were seven times more likely to attempt suicide and eight times more likely to use illegal drugs at some point in their lives.

9/11/2014

Voters of the Corwith-Wesley school in northern Iowa voted to close the district. The dissolution plan divides the remaining school property to nearby districts once the district shutters at the end of this school year. In the last decade, 29 Iowa school districts have been shuttered.

9/11/2014

City schools police have obtained their own military-grade mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle through a federal grant. The armored mobile will be converted into a victim rescue vehicle that will be stocked with advanced medical supplies and be able to take heavy fire in case of an attack on campus.

9/11/2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Education approved nearly $2.2 million in funding for five elementary schools in the York area as part of a funding rollout to schools across the state. The department in May identified 200 school construction projects across the state waiting for reimbursement.

9/11/2014

Cost projections totaling $92.2 million for renovations needed across all of the buildings were presented to the Pennsylvania district's board. The majority of renovations come from repairs and replacements in the district's two oldest school buildings.

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.

9/11/2014

As part of a new agreement between x2VOL by intelliVOL and AdmitHub, students will be able to manage and track the hours they give to community service. This new partnership with AdmitHub will explore several options for x2VOL users to benefit from AdmitHub’s college admissions support.

9/11/2014

While standardized tests have long been a part of public education, until recently, they’ve never been mistaken for its point and purpose. These tests are not meant to help teachers monitor student progress and tailor lessons. Instead, standardized tests are increasingly used as the single measure by which we judge the success of a school, staff quality and the learning of its students.

9/10/2014

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

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

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

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

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.

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