Industry News

3/24/2015

3/24/2015

With so many children getting about half of their daily calories from school meals, it’s critical that school cafeterias provide healthier options. The latest research suggests one way to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables is for schools to develop menus with chefs.

3/24/2015

This week, the Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether schools can be held liable for failing to stem bullying that causes a student's suicide. The teachers and administrators have prevailed in two lower courts, but the Supreme Court will decide whether to reinstate the lawsuit in a case that could have major consequences with the prevalence of bullying.

3/24/2015

Suspending students who use drugs may not be the most effective method for schools to curb youngsters' marijuana use. A new study found that zero-tolerance drug policies increased the likelihood that students who had been disciplined for marijuana use would use again. It also made their classmates more likely to do so.

3/24/2015

Florida's Senate Criminal Justice Committee passed a bill to allow school district superintendents and principals to appoint teachers and school employees to carry a concealed weapon on public school campuses. School safety designees could include active-duty military members, military veterans, and active or retired law enforcement officers.

3/24/2015

The House Education Committee passed Gov. Nathan Deal’s two bills to empower the state to seize control of schools deemed to be chronically failing. The state would be able remove principals, transfer teachers, change what students are learning and control the schools’ budgets.

3/23/2015

3/23/2015

TheIBLibrary.com launched a new, free digital and physical library resource for International Baccalaureate schools, international schools, and librarians and information science professionals to fulfill the requirements of international school accreditation bodies.

3/23/2015

American-Ukrainian startup Preply.com/en is coming back to the U.S. market with an updated product – a marketplace for local and online language tutoring. Preply has officially started acquiring tutors in the U.S. and several other English-speaking countries.

3/23/2015

Edmentum added computing as a new subject available in EducationCity, a foundational learning program for grades pre-K through 6. The new subject provides an introduction to computer science, digital literacy and information technology using interactive content.

3/23/2015

School officials say the shortage worsened as the unemployment rate improved, and job seekers who might have settled for a part-time job such as substitute teaching are now insisting on full-time positions with better pay and benefits.

3/23/2015

We need an Arizona economic plan that is based in education.

3/23/2015

the Baltimore school system was running up a $72 million deficit last year — a gap that officials say will force layoffs for the first time in more than a decade — it paid out $46 million in bonuses, overtime pay and accrued leave, pushing the earnings of many employees well into six figures.

3/23/2015

The prevalence of vacant school buildings across Iowa's landscapes has placed dozens of communities at a crossroads.

3/23/2015

Minneapolis Public Schools will announce about 120 layoffs of administrative personnel this week, a move to relocate funding directly back into schools where officials say it has a greater impact on students.

3/23/2015

As Congress debates the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA, a bill whose purpose is to fulfill this country's obligation to provide all students with a high-quality education, virtually no attention is being paid to the role that the federal government has played in helping many schools make dramatic progress.

3/23/2015

Large cities are at the vanguard of a shift away from zero-tolerance school discipline toward less punitive strategies that emphasize talking it out and resolving disputes among students to keep them in school.

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