Industry News

7/20/2015

7/20/2015

An education advocacy group sued 13 of the largest school systems in California, claiming that they have ignored a state law when they barred the use of test results in evaluations through collective-bargaining agreements with teachers unions.

7/20/2015

The children of live-in nannies will be able to attend school in the district where their parents work and reside under a California bill approved by the state Legislature.

7/20/2015

The department will retract the charter-school sponsor evaluations it issued this year, following an outcry that internet charter-school achievement data were arbitrarily left out of the criteria, in potential violation of state law.

7/20/2015

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association voted down a proposal that would have required all public high school sports to play Division I and private school sports to play Division II.

7/20/2015

Ohio's broken charter school law has betrayed Ohio's youngsters by allowing charter schools, which outside experts rate as worse, in many cases, than traditional public schools, to flourish.

7/20/2015

Abundant, available unlicensed spectrum is needed to help K12 schools address network congestion in classrooms. Policymakers should make sure our schools have the bandwidth they need, and that it is broadly spread across all communities so that we don’t create a new digital divide in our schools.

7/20/2015

Seven traditional Arkansas school districts are the first to try out a new state law that allows them to apply to be exempt from a variety of requirements tied to duty-free lunches for staff members, the hiring and firing of teachers and support staff and more.

7/20/2015

As part of its introduction of the Follett Classroom Libraries new product line, Follett is partnering with The Classroom Library Company, a distributor and publisher of educational media and pre-built, custom book sets.

7/20/2015

Califone introduced a TPT smartphone and tablet stand that displays full- and mini-sized tablets, and larger smartphones, at the optimal angle for learners to view in portrait or landscape mode while using mobile devices for typing activities.

7/20/2015

With Common Core and SBAC requirements, curriculums are extremely dense and tight, with little time available for dedicated SAT/ACT preparation. Until more schools offer prep courses and workshops, and because most colleges accept either test, the state should say, “You get to choose — ACT, SAT or both?”

7/20/2015

The learning science company expanded two of its language arts and reading programs. In addition to upgrades to McGraw-Hill Education's SRA FLEX Literacy program, SRA Open Court Reading's new edition now offers digital delivery, more professional development options and international availability.

7/20/2015

The state Education Department released the list of 144 schools from 17 school districts deemed to be "struggling," which puts them on a short-term clock to improve or face a takeover by an outside receiver. Twenty schools are considered "persistently struggling."

7/20/2015

Nebraska lawmakers will launch a review of the state's school-aid formula next month to consider new funding options, including a possible boost in state aid or new revenue sources that would allow school districts to lower their levies.

7/17/2015

7/17/2015

The school edition of ClassFlow now enables schools to support blended learning environments beyond the classroom by assigning each student a unique ClassFlow Student Account—a personal account that enables students to access instructional materials, assignments and other relevant information pertinent to class curriculum.

7/17/2015

The Ohio governor signed a controversial bill that drastically changes how the state can step in to run "failing" school districts by creating a new CEO position, allowing mayors to appoint school board members and giving the CEO power to override parts of union contracts.

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