Industry News

7/9/2014

7/9/2014

Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200, a public four-year comprehensive high school district, has signed with DecisionEd to implement a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics and reports.

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October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

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November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

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Young women's perception of technology is generally viewed as a major obstacle in getting them interested in the first place. Trying to make tech seem cool and relevant to women, some attach names such as "tech divas" to young female technologists. But "pinkification" can have the opposite result.

7/9/2014

Last fall, Chicago Public Schools heralded benefits such as science labs, iPads and extra cash going to schools that would take in students from permanently shuttered schools. This year, those same schools are losing, on average, about 5 percent of their budgets.

7/9/2014

We can’t have a charter sector that’s performing worse than a traditional district. That defeats the purpose of having charters in the first place. The opportunity here in the next three to five years is to get serious about quality — and quality growth, not just growth for growth’s sake.

7/9/2014

Scantron Corporation has announced an alliance with Curriculum Advantage, Inc., developer of Classworks, an online instructional solution for kindergarten through ninth grade. The partnership integrates Scantron Performance Series and Scantron Achievement Series assessment solutions with Classworks.

7/9/2014

Hayes Software Systems has launched a new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) inventory and audit module that will be integrated to make the process of conducting asset inventory audits more efficient. The solution, called TIPWeb-RFID, will include fully integrated RFID handheld readers, compatible tags and consulting services.

7/9/2014

Michigan needs to keep a sharper eye on its 232 charter schools, which serve more than 100,000 students. The state needs to insist that charter school operators have a record of high performance before they open schools. Once operating, there should be no room for lousy schools to exist year after year.

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It would be foolish to suggest a bill recently signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn that deals with school bullying will eliminate the problem. But it would be equally foolish to think that schools don't need some guidelines to help deal with bullies and bullying tactics.

7/9/2014

Pacific Metrics, a provider of education technology solutions, has been acquired by ACT but will remain a separate, stand-alone company.

7/9/2014

If the promise of mobile technology in classrooms has been to equalize opportunities for all students through access to the internet, that potential has yet to be realized.

7/9/2014

New York City officials and teachers union respresentatives announced which city schools will be able to do so by opting out of certain union rules and chancellor’s regulations, starting this September. Sixty-two schools were selected from 107 applicants to take part in the experimentation program, known as Progressive Redesign Opportunity Schools for Excellence.

7/9/2014

A new three-part Department of Education initiative will ask schools to create equity plans to combat the continued problem of high-poverty, high-minority schools that still lack the resources they need to support their students. The initiative will be bolstered by a $4.2 million technical assistance network and educator equity profiles.

7/9/2014

Petersburg City Public Schools has named Nancy Alvarez as its new director of technology. Alvarez comes to the district from Norfolk Public Schools, where she served as a network engineer.

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