Industry News

2/12/2014

2/12/2014

Superintendents from across the country who represent the Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium presented recommendations for a new federal education accountability framework to a bi-partisan group of U.S. Senators on Capitol Hill.

2/12/2014

This year, the Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards, which provide funding to organizations around the world that engage girls and underrepresented students in extracurricular computer science programs, are providing $1.5 million to 42 organizations in 19 countries.

2/12/2014

Apex Learning, a blended and virtual learning solutions provider to U.S. schools, announced that the Center for Digital Education has named several Apex Learning clients among the top 40 innovators in education in its 2013 Yearbook.

2/12/2014

Fuel Education marked its debut in the education technology market with a major platform capability that enables teachers to customize courses and to track student progress at a granular level.

2/12/2014

New York State has shortchanged the entire public school system by billions of dollars, ignoring an agreement that followed a landmark court ruling in 2006, according to a lawsuit to be filed this week by an education advocacy group.

2/12/2014

This summer, President Barack Obama asked a simple question: “In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, why wouldn’t we have it in our schools?” However, schools and districts across the country desperately lack technological capacity. The ISTE 2013 Vision K-20 Survey, which is not yet published, found that 70 percent of educators believe there is not enough bandwidth in their schools.

2/12/2014

Nic Borg’s background is unlike any of the other entrepreneurs featured in the Education Technology Innovation series. He comes from academe, but rather than being a former university professor, Borg spent seven years at Kaneland High School in Maple Park, Ill. building web-based tools and learning management solutions. The small-scale innovation that he introduced proved to be a pilot for something bigger to come.

2/12/2014

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

2/12/2014

Legislative leaders unanimously voted for a study of how to undo the state superintendent of public instruction law passed last year that the Wyoming Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional.

2/12/2014

Rep. Rick Stream (R-Kirkwood) announced he will file a "comprehensive" bill this week to address problems plaguing several of his school districts, where several thousands of students have left for better, nearby public schools.

2/11/2014

2/11/2014

One-third of American schools are rural, and they serve 11 million students. These schools face many of the same challenges that urban school districts do, including a high proportion of low-income students, low educational attainment among parents and low college attendance among high-school graduates.

2/11/2014

Take the Vision K-20 Survey to monitor your school or district’s progress toward digital education goals! All who take this survey are entered to win one of twenty $25 Amazon gift cards.

2/11/2014

A tenuous relationship between Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson and a new conservative board hit its breaking point Saturday when the Colorado district's longtime leader announced that she would leave earlier than expected

2/11/2014

School officials in coastal Orange County are investigating the cost of hiring armed security guards to potentially patrol grade schools or high schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Trustees emphasized the exploration doesn't mean they are committed to putting guns in the hands of guards.

2/11/2014

Increased accountability could be on the way for Minnesota's charter schools. If approved by the Legislature it would pressure charter school authorizers, the organizations that oversee the schools, to close chronically underperforming charters.

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