Industry News

1/21/2015

1/21/2015

A new introductory model has been added to Casio America, Inc.'s portfolio of projector offerings. The EcoLite XJ-V1 projector provides a 30 percent increase in LED light output, offering a greater increase in color spectrum.

1/21/2015

A state senator wants to make it easier for Minnesota school districts to raise property taxes for maintenance funding. Senator Kevin Dahle proposes letting districts raise property taxes on residents without a public vote. Twenty-five districts already have that ability.

1/21/2015

Fifty percent of students who graduated from Boston public high schools in 2007 and enrolled in college had earned a degree or another kind of post-secondary credential within six years versus 42 percent of charter school graduates, according to a new Boston Opportunity Agenda report.

1/21/2015

Epson introduced eight new PowerLite Pro G-Series projectors delivering enhanced connectivity and installation flexibility for large spaces. The new models have a built-in HDBaseT interface for easier connectivity.

1/21/2015

A new study of a large urban Kentucky school district showed that all students who attended schools with high suspension rates suffered declining academic achievement.

1/21/2015

A series of bills would give the Mississippi Department of Education new tools to investigate and punish cheating in public schools and make their parent districts responsible for the costs incurred as a result.

1/21/2015

Maryland should recruit successful charter schools to the state and consider granting them greater autonomy and control over teacher contracts, according to a new study by the Abell Foundation.

1/21/2015

Transitioning back to an inquiry-based approach to instruction requires students to take a more active role and asks teachers to step back into a supportive position. It can be a tough transition for many students and their teachers, but turning to the school librarian for support could make the transition a little easier.

1/21/2015

The Mobile County school board will consider a revision to its tobacco use policy that would include electronic cigarettes on the list of tobacco products prohibited on school grounds.

1/21/2015

Students, administrators, teachers and parents weighed in on a bill that would give three medium sized school districts the opportunity to build a high school of their own. A proposed bill in Montana would allow voters in certain medium-sized school districts to create their own high school.

1/21/2015

Student-centered CIOs must now focus more on the user experience, data security and mobile learning than on just keeping networks and machines functioning.

1/21/2015

From designing more creative and flexible science classrooms to developing community service projects that engage girls in STEM, this year’s National Science Teachers Association conference in March is all about K12 students connecting learning to the real world.

1/21/2015

For decades, South Carolina has struggled to provide better education to rural students and address failing schools. Greater collaboration with the state’s burgeoning manufacturing and tech industries could provide a fresh way for students to develop practical skills.

1/20/2015

1/20/2015

The nation’s second-largest school district is doubling the number of students served dinner, with an eye toward eventually offering it at every school.

1/20/2015

With an overemphasis on testing students and the state and federal "command and control" mentality, we are on a road that will lead to a hard crash — we are paving the road just as we drive on it. We have no say about the road conditions, how fast we must move or what our destination is. When we do crash, what will happen to our children?

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