Industry News

2/14/2013

2/14/2013

Michigan's statewide four-year high-school graduation rate increased nearly 2 percent last year to 76.24 percent, according to data released Wednesday by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information.

2/14/2013

Capitalizing on a Channel 5 report, Democrats accused K12 Inc. of fixing grades this afternoon and vowed "to end virtual school fraud."

2/14/2013

During Tuesday night's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed several major education initiatives, including a big push to expand pre-kindergarten and a potential revamp of the federal aid system for college students.

2/13/2013

2/13/2013

If one follows press reports in this country, one gets the distinct impression that there is a grand scheme afoot to destroy the American public school system.

2/13/2013

The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) today announced a new two-year, multimillion dollar grant from the Walmart Foundation to expand the number of districts who serve already eligible children breakfast at school.

2/13/2013

Attendees at ASCD's 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, held March 16–18, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., will be able to improve their conference and professional development experience by downloading a new ASCD app that puts important conference information at their fingertips.

2/13/2013

The largest provider of online registration solutions to K-12 school districts that utilize Pearson’s PowerSchool student information system, announces its selection by Pearson to provide these services to the 130,000 student San Diego Unified School District.

2/13/2013

In last year's State of the Union address, the president placed too much importance on individual educators. This year, he should talk about a far deeper problem.

2/13/2013

Seems that today’s school employees bring more to work than their lunch. A new report from technology solutions provider CDW-G finds that information technology professionals’ and end users’ attitudes about cloud computing at work are shaped positively by their personal use of consumer cloud services, and in turn, cloud computing adoption is accelerating in schools across the country.

2/13/2013

Though states are making progress in supporting effective school data use, they must do more to ensure that stakeholders like teachers and parents can easily access information, according to the annual state analysis report, “Data for Action 2012,” released by the Data Quality Campaign, a nonprofit that advocates school data access for all stakeholders.

2/13/2013

STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, education has been a major component to 21st-century learning in K12, but some say the acronym needs to be more inclusive. Several groups created by educators have emerged to support the push for the addition of an “A” to STEM, for STEAM, to represent the disciplines of art.

2/13/2013

Much like the apps on cell phones that are currently being used to translate languages and converse with the speakers of those languages, new tools and technologies are being invented at a rapid pace that can replace much of what we do in our classrooms today.

2/13/2013

There is a growing economic and educational imperative in the U.S. for new strategies, policies, and leadership to achieve a ubiquitous technology environment at school, at home and in the community.

2/13/2013

EverFi, Inc., the leading education technology company that teaches, assesses, and certifies students in critical skills, announced that it is joining thousands of educators, millions of students, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park in partnering with the Alliance for Excellent Education for the second annual Digital Learning Day.

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