Industry News

10/29/2014

10/29/2014

Positive Attendance is a new feature from Skyward that automates attendance and enables schools to locate, track and moderate students within the building during the school day. Two Wisconsin-based schools have implemented Positive Attendance, which gives students the power to mark themselves present, not absent.

10/29/2014

Professional learning services provider Generation Ready sold its Avatar TMS to Truenorthlogic. The Avatar training management system assists human resources departments in K12 schools by automating course registration, management, and certification tracking for educators.

10/29/2014

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Worlddidac Association have joined forces to offer access for educators to contemporary professional learning opportunities and resources. They will also collaborate to create environments where students have access to technology to support learning.

10/29/2014

March 21-23, 2015
Houston, Texas

10/29/2014

November 21-23, 2014
Boston, Mass.

10/28/2014

10/28/2014

During a five-day trial beginning this week, the state and the schools will argue their cases over whether the state must retroactively pay for inflation costs not fully paid during three years of the Great Recession.

10/28/2014

There are many teens in U.S. suburban high schools who fit the profiles of the most recent school shooter and the teens who flew to join ISIS. Teens in urban schools, dealing with more real-life and day-to-day survival issues, have been less likely to be school shooters or jihadists.

10/28/2014

Superintendent James Parla will leave the New Jersey district on January 31, 2015 based on an agreement reached with the school board on terms for his resignation announced earlier.

10/28/2014

Jacquline D. Price, the superintendent of the Quartzsite Elementary School District, has been appointed the new La Paz County School superintendent. Price will complete the term of Janice Shelton, whose retirement becomes official at the end of October.

10/28/2014

With John Deasy no longer in charge at the Los Angeles Unified School District, the school board needs a new superintendent who shares his passion for improving the lives of children in poverty, but not his adversarial approach or his refusal to listen to critics.

10/28/2014

A panel created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out a plan to guide the spending of a $2 billion bond for increasing technology in schools, but voters will have to approve the borrowing first.

10/28/2014

The Cranston City Council ratified three school labor contracts for teachers, teacher assistants and bus aides, and technical teacher assistants that would cost the city's school department a projected $6,264,706 over three years.

10/28/2014

NexTalk Inc. launched ACCESS Education Edition, a new software program designed to enable communication between schools and the deaf and hard of hearing family members or guardians of students.

10/28/2014

Twelve North Carolina teachers are taking part in a nationwide pilot program that allows students to earn up to five information technology certifications before graduating high school.

10/28/2014

The Pinellas County school district aims to bolster the workforce that builds, renovates and maintains its buildings with its own tech students. Two programs will offer high school and adult education students the opportunity to intern with local contractors and school maintenance workers in summer 2015.

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