Industry News

4/17/2013

4/17/2013

Charter schools have spread across the country while generally keeping organized labor out, with operators saying they can manage schools better when their staffs aren't unionized. But labor groups are now making a big push to get a stronger foothold in this educational realm.

4/17/2013

A charter school to train high-schoolers for technical and engineering jobs could occupy the first floor of a planned 43-unit affordable apartment project the Northwest Side Community Development Corp. is proposing on West Capitol Drive in Milwaukee.

4/17/2013

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith on Monday proposed adding 66 staff positions -- a big share of them art teachers -- in a "relatively stable" 2013-14 budget propped up by increased state funding and a city-wide arts income tax.

4/17/2013

A House bill that would revamp high school graduation standards and testing requirements was sent to the full Senate on Tuesday. The Senate Education Committee approved the measure after making several revisions that mirrored earlier Senate legislation on testing and graduation standards.

4/17/2013

Both Houston ISD and South Carolina's Richland 1 School District raised their students' writing scores by giving teachers professional development training.

4/17/2013

The Janesville (Wis.) School District is looking to boost its digital technology to improve student achievement, but providing a device to every student is not in the cards, at least not yet. The technology improvement plan includes upgrades of existing classroom computers and purchases of more smart boards, with a goal of one smart board in every classroom within two years.

4/17/2013

Digital Promise announced that Karen Cator, the former director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, has been named its new president and chief executive officer.

4/17/2013

A 2010 survey from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration found that 22 percent of households with school-age children did not have broadband at home.

4/17/2013

Digital coursework, student/teacher collaboration, assessment, and customization are only some of the many popular features Learning Management Systems have to offer a K12 classroom.

4/17/2013

Right now, 31 states allow purely online schools, of which about 275,000 students attended in the 2011-2012 school year, according to “Keeping Pace with K12 Online and Blended Learning,” an annual report from the Evergreen Education Group, which works with districts to improve education outcomes through digital learning.

4/17/2013

If you're a school or district leader who is considering using education technology and digital learning in your schools, stop. Technology can play a huge role in boosting student achievement, but simply slapping a netbook on top of a textbook is not enough.

4/17/2013

At the state SkillsUSA competition, which involved more than 1,100 students, 14 York County School of Technology students took either a first- or second-place win, according to a news release. Four students qualified for the national competition in June.

4/17/2013

When your elementary school is in a town where 81 percent of the people live below the poverty line, a poor education may seem to follow right in line with a poor way of life. That was the belief at Clifton Elementary, a school that had been ranked among the bottom 5 percent in the state of Colorado.

4/16/2013

4/16/2013

When diners at an exclusive food tasting recently noshed on sesame green beans and flame-roasted redskin potatoes, they weren’t celebrating at the area’s newest culinary hot spot. Instead, these gourmands were huddled in a high school cafeteria sampling almost 40 delicacies that soon could become permanent items for thousands of children who eat lunch and breakfast in this northern Virginia school district each day.

4/16/2013

Facing increased competition for students and the funding that comes with each, many public schools and districts are embracing new ways of promoting themselves.

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