Industry News

2/6/2013

2/6/2013

More teachers in the U.S. are embracing "flipped classrooms" and are bringing to schools digital tablets and laptop computers to create the 21st-century classroom -- but how does the U.S. compare in effective use of technology in education to other countries?

2/6/2013

On Jan. 15, Lynda.com announced a $103 million investment led by Accel Partners and Spectrum Equity. The 17-year-old service, which offers online tutorials in web design, photography, and business, has trained more than 2 million people worldwide.

2/6/2013

Concetta Raimondi, 36 year veteran of public education and currently superintendent of Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, Indianapolis, Ind., will be honored by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and awarded the 2013 Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award during the AASA National Conference on Education (NCE), Feb. 21-23 in Los Angeles, Calif.

2/6/2013

The award-winning Pinellas County Schools (PCS) has chosen ASCD as its newest professional development partner.

2/6/2013

Investing in technology is a top priority for the Concord (N.H.) School District, with money budgeted for increasing wireless access, providing iPads for students and more in next year’s proposed $72.8 million budget, which was presented to the school board last night.

2/6/2013

A $50,000 grant to the Charter School for Applied Technologies will be used to buy equipment for its advanced manufacturing experience lab, which provides high school students hands-on experience to pursue manufacturing careers in the region, officials said.

2/6/2013

Today's graduates will barely recognize the high schools those born this year will attend, as technology dramatically transforms education in the next decade. Technology already helps students learn more and better, and makes their learning more relevant to the changing needs of families and the economy.

2/6/2013

Sacramento's local education reform efforts illustrate a broader national trend: corporate funding of education reform via nonprofits to alter public schools.

2/6/2013

Both houses of the General Assembly this afternoon passed bills to create a special school district designed to take over and fix failing schools.

2/5/2013

2/5/2013

Cadiz Harrison Hills Jr/Sr High School is under new leadership with Duran Morgan, who has stepped into the role of building principal.

2/5/2013

The newly appointed interim director of the state Department of Education has a lot of homework to do.

2/5/2013

The new formula results in $5,000 per pupil as the “core opportunity aid.”

2/5/2013

"We do have teachers who have used their own money to buy small pieces of whiteboard to put over their chalkboards," Principal Christy Collins explains. "As far as instruction, my concern would be that our students are at a disadvantage in this digital age."

2/5/2013

Researchers are questioning how California's schools have managed the more than 5.5 million acres that the federal government granted to the state when it joined the union, according the San Francisco Chronicle.

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