Industry News

7/27/2015

7/27/2015

The U.S. Department of Education takes seriously the requirement that states must test at least 95 percent of students, both overall and in specific categories such as low-income or special education, in order to get an accurate read on how well schools are serving all students.

7/27/2015

Charter schools have lost ground to public schools during the past five years in terms of per-student funding, according to a report released Thursday by the city’s Independent Budget Office.

7/27/2015

The competition for school enrollment is heating up in Indiana in the wake of open enrollment.

7/27/2015

Despite the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act 25 years ago, students with disabilities are still punished at disproportionate rates.

7/27/2015

Both charter schools and publicly funded pre-K can improve learning for children in poverty. Together, they have the potential to do even more to close the achievement gap for at-risk students.

7/27/2015

When classes start next month, Dallas ISD expects to have more schools with new principals than at any time in a decade or more.

7/27/2015

FINACS Version 3 – Accounting for Administrator’s Plus will include new navigation, format, search and payment features, including ACH capability for receiving payments.

7/27/2015

The high school software line in the Think Through Math instructional (TTM) system has been expanded to include geometry. TTM Geometry combines live tutoring from state-certified math teachers and adaptive instruction.

7/27/2015

As Kansas education officials were expressing angst this month over reports of teachers leaving their jobs at an alarming rate, the Olathe School District announced plans for closing a $2 million budget hole. Among the cost-cutting measures: The demise of a one-on-one mentoring program for first-year teachers.

7/27/2015

In Maine, several private schools and academies have sizeable international programs with admissions departments to lead efforts to spread the school’s reach overseas. Smaller public programs often are one-person shops, perhaps the principal or a guidance counselor, who occasionally take recruiting trips overseas.

7/27/2015

Prosoft Engineering, Inc. released Data Rescue ONE, a new complete recovery solution that combines software, hardware and services into one product. The product also includes support and data recovery services to ensure data is recovered safely.

7/27/2015

With the use of a new statewide assessment — AzMERIT — test scores for reading, writing and math will be released later than usual — in October — and will likely be much different than AIMS results, as it uses more rigorous standards.

7/27/2015

State officials were surprised by the number of rural schools that tested all their students online: 24 percent of 231 districts, the largest rate among any category of districts.

7/24/2015

7/24/2015

Through its work with NORESCO, an energy efficiency and energy infrastructure solutions provider, Santa Barbara USD has received state approval of its five-year energy expenditure plan and Proposition 39 funding to upgrade building systems at 13 schools.

7/24/2015

Campus Discussions has been added to Infinite Campus' collection of integrated learning management tools. It allows teachers to add moderated and secure online conversations to any classroom activity directly within the Infinite Campus platform.

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