Industry News

5/3/2013

5/3/2013

Dallas is facing “a moment of truth” over its public school system and must choose reform over stagnation, Mayor Mike Rawlings said Wednesday in a signal of his support for embattled Dallas school Superintendent Mike Miles. The mayor made it clear that he believes Miles must be given the latitude to implement changes intended to improve Dallas schools, even if the superintendent’s efforts frustrate some city leaders, particularly in the black community.

5/3/2013

Pinellas County Schools officials hope to shave about $6.5 million off their budget by retooling special education programs. Closing the K12 Hamilton Disston School in Gulfport and moving the students to other schools is expected to save $1.8 million, while other special education staffing changes are expected to save an additional $4.7 million.

5/3/2013

The Louisiana state Senate Education Committee rejected a move to repeal the state's Science Education Act on Wednesday, handing a defeat to opponents who have criticized the law for essentially allowing the teaching of creationism in science class.

5/3/2013

On Wednesday, Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, seemed happy to defer the spotlight to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as the pair chatted on stage at the NewSchools Summit in partnership with The Aspen Institute in Burlingame, Calif. Powell Jobs turned from interview subject to inquisitor as she quizzed Duncan on improving the nation’s education system.

5/3/2013

Project Frog built a school in a warehouse. Or at least, part of a school. The “componentized” building company — Frog management dislikes the terms “prefab” and “modular” — put up a life-size model of one classroom, a hall, and a couple other rooms in their warehouse on a San Francisco pier.

5/3/2013

Police officers showed up at Columbus high schools on Thursday morning and into the afternoon to seize records the state auditor is seeking in his investigation of the district’s handling of data.

5/2/2013

5/2/2013

Nautilus weaves leading-edge science, culture and philosophy into a single story told by the world's leading thinkers and writers.

5/2/2013

Through the US2020 initiative, these partner companies will join a White House led effort to dramatically scale high-quality STEM mentoring, targeting 20 percent or more of their STEM employees volunteering at least 20 hours a year.

5/2/2013

PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech and occupational therapy services for K-12 students, recently received $8 million in funding to continue the growth of its online therapy services, as well as to expand development into new products and offerings for the special education market.

5/2/2013

During the one-hour webinar, Dr. Peter Bittel, a leading special education management expert, and Dr. Nicholas Young, superintendent of South Hadley Public Schools in South Hadley, MA, will share their expertise and first-hand experience with leading successful special education programs.

5/2/2013

To prepare for a projected 18 percent enrollment growth by 2020, the Sequoia Union High School District will explore expanding campuses and changing attendance boundaries.

5/2/2013

We do everything possible to encourage college attendance. In the 2011-12 academic year, for example, one program alone—the federal Pell Grant program, intended to help low- and moderate-income students finance college—cost taxpayers $34.5 billion, about half the entire U.S. Department of Education budget.

5/2/2013

The ACLU Wednesday filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of eighth-grader Bayli Silberstein who's been blocked for months from starting a Gay-Straight Alliance at Carver Middle School in Leesburg.

5/2/2013

A legislative plan that would “pause” Indiana’s adoption of a national set of reading and math education standards has the backing of Republican Gov. Mike Pence, although many questions surround what that step would mean for the state’s classrooms.

5/2/2013

Every second wasted is a missed opportunity to improve the life of a local child, said Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Duval County Public Schools.

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