You are here

Industry News

6/29/2016

6/29/2016

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the bill passed last week to fix problems with the state's school funding formula is acceptable. The ruling means there won't be a court-ordered shutdown of the schools on July 1.

6/29/2016

Schoology introduced AMP (Assessment Management Platform), a new solution integrating the Schoology learning management system with embedded institution-wide assessment management functionality and actionable reporting.

6/29/2016

The state needs to address a school funding system that is becoming increasingly unequal and spend more to educate children who are at risk or speak little or no English. Those are some of the conclusions in a school funding report that looked at how much money Michigan schools need in order for students to meet the state's tough graduation requirements.

6/29/2016

A state proposal that could have forced dozens of year-round schools to switch to a traditional calendar this summer is dead for now, but the tourism industry isn’t giving up. Families at single-track year-round schools had lobbied to against changes suggested by tourism representatives who want schools to have long summer breaks.

6/29/2016

In addition to its existing support for students in grades 3–12, Lexia RAPID Assessment is now being offered for those in kindergarten through second grade. RAPID is a computer-adaptive assessment that screens for reading and language skills, identifies instructional needs and focus, and measures skill development and growth.

6/28/2016

6/28/2016

Prior to the November 2014 vote to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon, many voters worried that increased use by teens would ensue. Fast forward nearly two years. The percentage of kids in Colorado that used pot in the past month went down 4 percent from 2009 to 2015.

6/28/2016

The A+ Scholarship Program has helped many Missouri public high school students go on to a community or technical college, with their first two years' tuition paid. Now, it's becoming available to private high school students.

6/28/2016

The learning analytics engine enable educators to identify at-risk students and find trends in achievement data in real-time across an individual class, school, group of schools or whole school district, depending on the user's role.

6/28/2016

Mario D. Cardinale served as Butler’s superintendent of schools from 2008 to 2014 when he retired. But the retirement didn’t last long. He has been named to lead the school district again.

6/28/2016

Four key features included in the updated app are improved menu navigation, home screen widgets, push notifications and Touch ID for iOS devices, among additional enhancements.

6/28/2016

An agriculture program that gets fresh produce into schools will expand after Gov. Jay Nixon signed the Farm to Table bill, which will take fresh produce to schools, hospitals, prisons, nursing homes and military bases. The Farm to Table bill is an expansion of the Farm to School bill, which focused on providing fresh produce to Missouri schools.

6/28/2016

Sydnee Dickson, an educator of 36 years and a former state director of teaching and learning, will be Utah's new state superintendent—its fourth in five years.

6/28/2016

Will the ultimate solutions be driven by educators, or political agendas? The turmoil in New York's education system seems to have settled down, but behind the scenes, something extraordinary is going on. Educators are being allowed to fix education.

6/28/2016

A new report about the performance of Georgia schools authorized by the State Charter Schools Commission finds a mixed bag, with 15 statewide charter schools neither excelling far ahead of nor dragging far behind the traditional public schools against which they’re meant to compete.

6/28/2016

​The Senate Education Committee has signed off on a measure creating an "achievement school district," which would take five low-performing public schools and turn over their operation to private education operators, most likely charter school companies.

Pages