Industry News

2/19/2013

2/19/2013

New York City spent roughly $20.6 million in transit cards, taxis, and gas mileage to get tens of thousands of stranded students to school during the monthlong bus strike, but some still didn't get there at all, schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said Monday.

2/19/2013

Orange County school districts are working to lower their financial obligations next year by as much as $158 million, a cost-cutting ax expected to fall largely on employee salaries and benefits after years of class-size increases and program cuts.

2/19/2013

A new study has found that girls are shying away from pursuing math and science educations with increasing frequency. The report, which originated at the University of Sydney, saw an almost ten percent jump in girls declining from studying a form of math from 2001 to 2011, the website Phys.org learned. Additionally, only 13.8 percent of girls took a math or science subject for higher school certification in 2011.

2/19/2013

A tiny school district in southeast Colorado — too small to afford an armed security guard and too far from the nearest town for deputies to respond quickly to an emergency — is the first to announce that its principal and superintendent will soon carry weapons to school.

2/19/2013

The head of the Texas Senate Education Committee has filed a bill lifting the cap on the number of charter schools allowed to operate statewide, and authorizing them to receive public facilities funding. Current state law restricts to 215 the number of charter school licenses. But Sen. Dan Patrick's measure would allow an unlimited number of charters.

2/19/2013

A mandatory drug testing program for Juneau's high school students involved in extra-curricular activities might end in an effort to save the district money. Eliminating the three-year-old program is one of a handful of cuts the Juneau School District has proposed to reduce spending by about $1.75 million in 2014.

2/19/2013

A new principal will take the reins of a West Texas high school that's mired in a cheating scandal, which landed the superintendent in jail and put the school district on probation.

2/19/2013

School teachers who undergo special training would be allowed to have a gun in a locked area of a school, including their classroom, under a bill being pushed by a Republican lawmaker and Attorney General Tom Horne.

2/19/2013

DeKalb County school board Chairman Eugene Walker announced Monday that he will be stepping down from his leadership role over the troubled school district. Walker will remain on the board but will relinquish his chairmanship so someone else can lead.

2/19/2013

A leader for the new Ypsilanti (Mich.) Community Schools district will be chosen Tuesday, and the Ypsilanti and Willow Run schools will merge effective July 1.

2/19/2013

At a time of heightened sensitivity to school safety, parents and school officials disagree over how to respond to toy guns and children who pretend to fire them.

2/15/2013

2/15/2013

Expanding early education programs and redesigning high schools to prepare students for a high-tech economy were among the educational goals proposed by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. The following are initial reactions from education associations to his address.

2/15/2013

Cartoon Network will soon announce the next milestone in the Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign, building on the momentum of a primetime documentary introduced by President Barack Obama, a growing bullying prevention pledge in partnership with Facebook, and school-based events with Maryland’s governor and the HHS Secretary.

2/15/2013

The report found that more than half of organizations are migrating or planning to migrate specific applications or infrastructure to the cloud, and that personal use of cloud services is significantly influencing organizational decisions.

2/15/2013

The nFocus platform will be leveraged across its national network of nearly 200 affiliates located in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

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