Industry News

10/29/2014

10/29/2014

A deal has been reached between the city of Detroit and Detroit Public Schools — in the form of a trade. The city says it will forgive $11.6 million of the public school district's debt in exchange for control of 77 vacant school properties and lots scattered throughout the city.

10/29/2014

Metropolitan Ministries and the Hillsborough County Schools District are partnering to build a new school for the children that call Miracle Place their temporary home.

10/28/2014

10/28/2014

As part of Paramus' pilot security program, the staff at Bergen County Technical High School are now wearing small wireless devices that enable them to talk directly with the school’s in-house personnel and alert authorities if there is trouble at the push of a button.

10/28/2014

In a decision prompted by low fill rates and health insurance costs, the Pennsylvania district will continue to employ substitutes who fill short-term assignments and salaried substitutes. However, those who work between 15 and 89 cumulative days will now be hired through an outside service.

10/28/2014

Mylan Specialty announced new EpiPen4Schools program offerings, including a training video for school staff and administrators that features an anaphylaxis overview and step-by-step demonstration of how to administer EpiPen Auto-Injector. The EpiPen4Schools program provides four free EpiPen Auto-Injectors to qualifying schools.

10/28/2014

The Pinellas County school district aims to bolster the workforce that builds, renovates and maintains its buildings with its own tech students. Two programs will offer high school and adult education students the opportunity to intern with local contractors and school maintenance workers in summer 2015.

10/28/2014

Twelve North Carolina teachers are taking part in a nationwide pilot program that allows students to earn up to five information technology certifications before graduating high school.

10/28/2014

Superintendent James Parla will leave the New Jersey district on January 31, 2015 based on an agreement reached with the school board on terms for his resignation announced earlier.

10/28/2014

State Sen. Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati) will introduce legislation that, if passed, would add 38 days to the required number Ohio students must go to school each year. The 220-day proposal is aimed at public and charter school students in the state.

10/28/2014

During a five-day trial beginning this week, the state and the schools will argue their cases over whether the state must retroactively pay for inflation costs not fully paid during three years of the Great Recession.

10/28/2014

Apple unveiled details of its plans to make sure more U.S. students have the technology they need. The tech company has chosen 114 schools in 29 states to get grants for iPads and other technology and computers as part of the ConnectED effort.

10/28/2014

A recent report found that African-American girls were suspended at much higher rates than their white peers, a phenomenon that leads to lower earnings and educational attainment in the long run.

10/28/2014

Jacquline D. Price, the superintendent of the Quartzsite Elementary School District, has been appointed the new La Paz County School superintendent. Price will complete the term of Janice Shelton, whose retirement becomes official at the end of October.

10/28/2014

With John Deasy no longer in charge at the Los Angeles Unified School District, the school board needs a new superintendent who shares his passion for improving the lives of children in poverty, but not his adversarial approach or his refusal to listen to critics.

10/28/2014

A panel created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out a plan to guide the spending of a $2 billion bond for increasing technology in schools, but voters will have to approve the borrowing first.

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