Industry News

10/2/2014

10/2/2014

New York City's current A-through-F system will be replaced by report cards with "quality snapshots" for families and "quality guides" geared toward school leaders and administrators. The guides will have more comprehensive data and analysis, and both will include feedback from parents, students and teachers using the annual NYC School Survey.

10/2/2014

Sioux Falls public school officials are starting to prepare for a spring vote that could force a later start date for students. The proposed changes would change the first day of classes back to the first Tuesday after Labor Day instead of starting in August.

10/1/2014

10/1/2014

Administrators at Brevard County Public Schools have enhanced security this school year with a new system that automatically runs sexual predator checks on all visitors and streamlines the process for volunteers. The district previously used an internal software system to track visitors that did not include a background check.

10/1/2014

October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

10/1/2014

October 30-November 2, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

10/1/2014

November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

10/1/2014

November 6-8, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

10/1/2014

November 21-23, 2014
Boston, Mass.

10/1/2014

December 3-6, 2014
San Diego, Calif.

10/1/2014

Technology in education is facing several key challenges. One point of consensus seems to be that there are going to be a lot of technology-based jobs in the future, and not enough people to fill them. And the education system needs to do a better job of stepping up to help groom more future technology workers.

10/1/2014

More Maryland K12 schools are turning to solar to power their classrooms, save money and help the environment, according to a new nationwide study. A study by The Solar Foundation found that the state's solar energy industry, which includes nearly 150 companies, has installed solar systems on nearly 40 schools.

10/1/2014

One group of freshmen at Florida's Lakewood High School are part of an assessment to launch a new study on fighting teenage obesity with technology. Following the assessment, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers will select about 50 overweight students and track their activity levels, sleep patterns and diets using a connected wristband and apps.

10/1/2014

The standard whiteboard is evolving to keep up with advancements in learning technology. With today’s newer models—MimioDisplay, ActivBoard Touch and othersseveral students and teachers can work together on the same surface at the same time. Corresponding mobile apps also allow students to collaborate on their BOYD or 1-to-1 devices.

10/1/2014

The Darien Board of Education named Middlesex Middle School Assistant Principal Marc Marin to the newly created position of director of instructional technology. The position will focus on the improved implementation of technology education.

10/1/2014

With the new Jump Start vocational-technical education programs, enrollment in technical classes outside high school is expected to increase by five-fold this year. If students complete nine units of technical courses and earn a certification, they may earn the state's newly revamped career diploma.

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