Industry News

2/25/2013

2/25/2013

Obeikan Education, the authorized SMART distributor in Saudi Arabia, will lead the implementation of SMART education solutions into 6,500 public school classrooms and 2,500 computer labs as part of the Ministry of Education’s vision to transform classrooms into collaborative learning environments that enhance student understanding and boost student achievement.

2/25/2013

The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) has launched round two of its LRMI publisher survey, asking the educational resource community to share insights around discoverability, metadata, and the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), a project that aims to improve discoverability of quality learning resources online.

2/25/2013

The event, which took place during the TCEA conference in Austin, TX, pulled education industry experts from around the world to honor Reed’s groundbreaking work, dedication and talent in pushing the boundaries of creativity in education.

2/25/2013

Education activists, teachers, lawyers, a PTA leader and a woman who used to work with charter schools in California are among the applicants to the new state commission that is expected to approve some of Washington's first charter schools.

2/25/2013

Planning new fences, secure entry points and standardized emergency procedures, the San Ramon Valley school district is ramping up security.

2/25/2013

Community members and leaders spent part of Saturday discussing ways to preserve the public school system. Public school supporters say they're afraid public schools are disappearing and could one day be placed into the private sector.

2/25/2013

Area school districts are on the verge of allowing students to bring and use electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops in the classroom — and one district is already there.

2/25/2013

The two districts aren’t alone in their struggles, as Hamilton County has the distinction of being the only county in the state in which every school district saw an aid reduction under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget. (Raquette Lake doesn’t receive state aid because it sends its students to another district to be educated).

2/25/2013

The Lake Travis school district is considering removing class rank from the transcripts of all of its students, with the exception of students performing in the top 10 percent.

2/25/2013

Now the Shadyside school, which was opened in 1975, is being torn down to make way for an expanded Bakery Square, purchased for $5.4 million -- enough to cover the outstanding debt but less than the $6.27 million the district had spent on it since 2007.

2/25/2013

At a time when Georgia’s public education budget is an increasingly hot topic, it’s alarming to some that a Tax Credit Scholarship expansion bill that would divert $30 million more in revenue is making its way through the General Assembly.

2/25/2013

Unemployment in particular remains high. Knox County’s rate is lower than the rate in many places, but that’s cold comfort to those who lost jobs during the economic downturn and have yet to find new ones or are working part time.

2/25/2013

While proposing to reduce business taxes, he has made it clear that he wants to reduce or eliminate pensions for both current and future public school employees. This group includes teachers, bus drivers, custodians, secretaries, cafeteria workers, teacher aides and others.

2/25/2013

John R. Kelly has been appointed to a national committee that works on education reform priorities with Congress and other federal officials.

2/25/2013

The Texas Senate Wednesday unanimously confirmed Barbara Cargill as chair of the State Board of Education.

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