Industry News

7/3/2014

7/3/2014

Legislation that would enable Philadelphia to levy a $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The Philadelphia School District had been waiting for the state to authorize a city cigarette tax in order to help close a $93 million budget gap.

7/3/2014

It's time for the federal E-rate program that aids schools and libraries with telecommunication costs to catch up with the wireless, 1-to-1, texting, web-surfing generation, according to the E-rate modernization proposal the Federal Communications Commission released.

7/3/2014

School districts in the state may see more funding for construction and renovation as a result of the state budget currently awaiting Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature. A moratorium for state reimbursement was placed on all new school construction projects in 2012.

7/3/2014

Using MindShine Technologies' new Student Risk Assessment System in conjunction with their existing student information system, districts can collect data to create a risk factor index for each student to determine the probability that a student will drop out, and to determine if school actions are making a difference.

7/3/2014

Samsung Electronics America has incorporated major updates to Samsung School, its fully integrated one-to-one learning solution. Designed to be more intuitive and participatory, the latest version will be compatible with the new Galaxy Tab 4 Education.

7/3/2014

LearnZillion introduced LearnZillion Premium, an alternative to traditional curriculum and professional development. LearnZillion Premium provides math teachers with complete curricular resources and a modular close reading/writing program for English language arts, social studies and science teachers.

7/2/2014

7/2/2014

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. has introduced Core 36M, a 36-unit charging cart that is optimized for Chromebooks. The cart also supports most tablets, laptops/hybrids and ultrabooks used in K12 education environments.

7/2/2014

September 19–22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

7/2/2014

September 30—October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

7/2/2014

October 2–3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

7/2/2014

Five new online, STEM, technology and Common Core professional development courses for educators are being offered as part of ASCD's PD Online. The system provides instructional and job-embedded applications to address individual and group professional development needs.

7/2/2014

SAFARI Montage announced a new partnership with Knovation that will provide SAFARI Montage and netTrekker co-customers with Federated Search access to over 360,000 educator-curated, standards-aligned digital learning resources through the SAFARI Montage Learning Object Repository.

7/2/2014

July 14–17, 2014
Santa Fe, N.M.

7/2/2014

July 10–12, 2014
Nashville, Tenn.

7/2/2014

A group of 150 high school girls from across the country and world are participating in a weeklong camp learning more about being an engineer through Michigan Tech’s Women in Engineering program.

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