Industry News

1/24/2013

1/24/2013

Florida's new education commissioner says his top priorities are implementing Common Core State Standards and a new teacher merit pay and tenure law.

1/24/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to spend 4.4 percent more on schools next year received a lukewarm reception Wednesday from educators and advocates who praised some of the planned initiatives but said funding would remain short of what it should be under a landmark court ruling six years ago.

1/23/2013

1/23/2013

Two new charter schools are slated to open in Tucson this fall.

1/23/2013

Due to a lack of adequate school funding, teachers nationwide spend an average of $350 of their own money each year to pay for basic classroom materials, totaling $1.3 billion annually. Fuel Your School is dedicated to helping end that practice, at least for science.

1/23/2013

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) released two draft accommodations policies for public comment, the reading access accommodation and the calculator use accommodation.

1/23/2013

NASSP and NAESP applaud President Obama for his proposals to reduce gun violence and we pledge our support to ongoing efforts to make those proposals a reality.

1/23/2013

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.® announced the PowerSync Roller 10 for iPad1and PowerSync Roller 20 for iPad mini, the first charging and management solutions for iOS devices with Lightning1,and the first such management solution in a padded and portable travel case.

1/23/2013

Cuomo's budget proposal to the Legislature provides 4.4 percent more aid to schools and would fund his proposal to improve instruction, including longer school days and school years.

1/23/2013

The tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo. in May 2011 killed more than 150 people, demolished thousands of homes and businesses, and damaged or destroyed 10 public schools. To encourage students to discuss their feelings, the Joplin School District partnered with a local mental health center to offer students a free, 24-hour communication tool that allows them to confidentially reach out for help.

1/23/2013

Glastonbury (Conn.) Public Schools is the latest district to roll out a plan to provide iPads to its 2,200 high school students—and it is only the first step to significantly reduce textbook costs and focus on providing a 21st-century learning environment for its students.

1/23/2013

Hospitals, schools, military, commercial and retail facilities often require openings that need increased monitoring, extra protection against theft or vandalism, or unique safety and notification solutions.

1/23/2013

In 1954, the United States Supreme Court made one of the most important decisions in this nation’s history in Brown v. Board of Education.

1/23/2013

Moving to a system of appointed superintendents in all school districts in the state has been advocated by groups like the Mississippi Economic Council for decades.

1/23/2013

Schools are increasingly embracing technology as a necessary educational tool. In talking with teachers in schools that integrate technology widely across grade levels, the developmental sequence is one that begins with establishing basic infrastructure such as high-speed wireless in every school.

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