Industry News

5/2/2013

5/2/2013

They may have answered more questions right than they did last year, but the state has changed scoring standards, and many may have found that their rating dropped from "advanced" to "proficient," or "proficient" to "basic."

5/2/2013

Public School 244, in the Flushing section of Queens, has been serving tofu wraps and vegetarian chili since going all-veggie earlier this year, schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said during a lunchtime visit.

5/2/2013

The Common Core’s honeymoon phase is over, and now a growing backlash is emerging as parents, educators and political figures cite concerns ranging from rigor to privacy issues.

5/2/2013

While there has been widespread resistance to the idea, which some have called a punitive oversimplification of a school’s quality, the LePage administration has billed the grades as a simple and accessible way to reward high-performing schools and help educators and communities rally around the rest. Maine is the 14th state in the nation, along with New York City, to implement a school grading system.

5/2/2013

Officials intend to use the money for a variety of facility improvements over the next five years including paving driveways and parking lots, painting and installing air conditioning at Center Elementary School.

5/2/2013

In less than three hours, the state School Building Authority had approved the building of four new schools, construction of five new additions and renovations to five more school buildings with the distribution of about $48 million in state grant money.

5/2/2013

Young adults who are failing in inner city schools consequently lack the skills necessary to compete in the workforce and create a drag on the Commonwealth’s economy. This is something the business community should not only pay attention to but also fear.

5/1/2013

5/1/2013

Explore the experiences of a learning coach in a cyber charter school, or review distance education success factors. The iNACOL K12 Online and Blended Learning Research Database Project was created to be a central location for references to the growing body of research in the field of K12 online and blended learning. 

5/1/2013

Karen Ann Tate, a former executive at two software companies and a former strategic consultant, along with Caitha Calvello Ambler, the Priory dean of middle school who also has taught at the private school and in the Vallejo (Calif.) School District, have been appointed to the Portola Valley (Calif.) School District board to replace board members who resigned this month.

5/1/2013

After an extensive search and interview process, Michelle Ament has been hired as the district’s director of technology and learning. This is a new position that was created as part of the restructuring of the district’s technology team, which resulted in a savings of about $300,000 in the technology staffing budget.

5/1/2013

The agreement follows Silverback Learning Solutions recent partnership with Ednovo, a non-profit education technology start-up that develops Gooru, a search engine for learning.

5/1/2013

May 6-10, 2013

National Harbor, Md.

5/1/2013

One Call Now, the leading group message & notification provider, today announced the launch of its latest anti-bullying service for students, parents, and educators, the Safe School Helpline®. With the addition of this anonymous hotline and direct access to crisis counselors, One Call Now offers a complete school safety solution.

5/1/2013

School districts in Minnesota and North Dakota can now purchase the Schoolwires Centricity2™ website and content management system and other Schoolwires’ solutions at a discounted and more cost-effective rate. The Minnesota Service Cooperatives recently signed an agreement with Schoolwires, selecting the company as its only approved content management provider for its member districts.

5/1/2013

This survey provides information about how education leaders are leveraging technology to achieve engaging learning environments and paints a picture of potential changes in the field.

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