Industry News

4/16/2013

4/16/2013

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced an agreement with the Associated Press (AP) to digitize their corporate archives, including millions of pages of news copy (some never-before published), bureau records, correspondence, the personal papers of reporters and more.

4/16/2013

Capstone Digital, industry leader in personalized literacy solutions, is thrilled to announce that myON™ reader was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Education CODiE Awards in multiple categories, Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution and Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution.

4/16/2013

Susan Grobsmith’s children will slide the state English exam back across the desk when their teachers hand them out Tuesday. The three children in grades four through eight at West Genesee will fold their hands in their laps and politely refuse to take the standardized test.

4/16/2013

As Chicago prepares to close 54 schools in an attempt to rescue an academically and financially failing educational system, one of its greatest challenges will be safely maneuvering thousands of students to and from class through the patchwork of rival gang territories that cover large parts of the nation's third-largest city.

4/16/2013

Edgenuity courses are also now tablet compatible for schools and districts making tablets available to students as part of their digital strategies – a feature that is unique among online and blended learning solutions.

4/16/2013

Boston and three other Massachusetts cities, in an attempt to stave off a state takeover of underperforming schools, are turning to nonprofit partners to jump-start flagging overhaul efforts.

4/16/2013

State Rep. Elaine Nekritz is sponsoring legislation, which she expects will come up for a vote this week in the Illinois House, aimed at strengthening the 20 mph speed limit around schools to reflect the reality that vehicle-pedestrian crashes involving children don't occur only during school hours.

4/16/2013

Iowa and Indiana are two Midwestern states that are taking radically different approaches to education, with one increasing funding for public education and the other taking it away.

4/16/2013

The longer these students stay in special language programs, the further they fall behind in other subjects. In several states, their graduation rates are at less than 60 percent, and as low as 29 percent in Nevada, according to federal data.

4/16/2013

“This was a very thorough search, and Mark Kleinhans is definitely the leader we need to have on board."

4/16/2013

Andy Paciulli has been named the 2013 Vermont Elementary Principal of the Year by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

4/16/2013

In a recent analysis, the Seattle Special Education Advisory & Advocacy Council found that in Seattle Public Schools, 40 percent of all long-term or short-term suspensions were received by students identified as having a disability.

4/15/2013

4/15/2013

President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan last year issued what has become known as the "digital mandate," challenging schools to adopt digital technology by 2017.

4/15/2013

One aspect of school improvement that is not being given the emphasis it deserves is the health and safety of our children. A snapshot of public health indicators among Buffalo Public School students reflects a troubling picture.

4/15/2013

The most recent education news provides alarming indications that the "pipeline" from early childhood neglect to young adult incarceration is disappearing. I don't suggest that the problem is going away. Quite to the contrary.

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