Industry News

12/3/2012

12/3/2012

The Hingsbergen family of Fairfield Township, Ohio, is an e-school family.

12/3/2012

When Nina Corley, a high school history teacher in Galveston, Texas, prepares her students for a field trip, more often than not these days she sets up a large monitor in the front of her classroom and dials in to a live broadcast that is brought directly to the screen.

12/3/2012

Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils.

12/3/2012

Mississippi's obesity rate in high school students has dropped, knocking the state's teens out of the number one spot down to number five in obesity nationwide.

12/3/2012

Seven times during the meeting last year, Hillsborough School Board members used the word blackmail.

12/3/2012

Maria Lewis spends much of her day on bent knee.

12/3/2012

School districts will need to share local levy money with any charter school that opens in their service area, but it's not clear how much.

12/3/2012

The state’s two largest teachers unions will formally discuss a merger after the Wisconsin Education Association Council voted to do so at a special assembly in Madison over the weekend.

12/3/2012

Parents and school boards across the country are debating whether to offer bonuses to teachers whose students do well on standardized tests.

11/30/2012

11/30/2012

Update: The hearing scheduled for Nov. 28 on Andrea Hernandez's request to stay at John Jay High School was cancelled, after Northside ISD filed a motion to move the case from state to federal court. The district issued the following statement: "Since the Jay High School student and her father are alleging a violation of the student's federal constitutional rights, Northside ISD asked that the case be heard in federal court. The case scheduled to be heard today in State court has been canceled and now will rest with a Federal judge to make a ruling.

11/30/2012

SparkFun Electronics, a provider of parts, knowledge and passion for electronics creation, is excited to announce the company’s inclusion in a new educational initiative between the state of Vermont and For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics.

11/30/2012

More than 90 percent of Wisconsin school districts that use the Skyward Student Management Suite meet or exceed the Department of Public Instruction's academic expectations, according to new data recently released by the state agency.

11/30/2012

Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education this week shows that Texas — along with five other states — ranks fourth in the nation for its four-year high school graduation rates. With an overall rate of 86 percent in the 2010-11 school year, the state follows Iowa, with 88 percent, and Wisconsin and Vermont, both at 87 percent.

11/30/2012

With less than six weeks remaining before the entry deadline for the 2012-13 Follett Challenge, organizers have shared some of the “secrets” behind what the six-person panel of judges will be looking for in a winning entry.

11/30/2012

The Black Box® Tablet Depot and Tablet Depot Carts store, charge, and secure up to 16 tablet PCs, e-readers, and iPad® tablets.

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