Industry News

2/1/2013

2/1/2013

Most principals today are hard pressed to find time for the multitasking they are expected to do, from overseeing the daily operation of their schools and interacting with parents to evaluating teachers and providing them with professional development to do their jobs at a high level.

2/1/2013

Atlanta school officials have confirmed that a shooting took place at Price Middle School Thursday in Georgia. School officials say two people were wounded in the shooting. One 14-year-old victim was rushed to the hospital after being shot in the head, the Associated Press reports. Police say they have two people in custody.

2/1/2013

Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, students at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City will be mandated to undergo random drug testing by submitting roughly 60 strands of hair to a staff member at the 1,000-student school, KSHB.com reports.

2/1/2013

The on-time graduation rate for Oregon high school students in the class of 2012 is up, but barely. The Oregonian reported that state figures showed the rate rose by less than a percentage point and remains at 68 percent. Gov. John Kitzhaber and his chief education officer, Rudy Crew, call 68 percent unacceptably low.

2/1/2013

The four-legged member of the counseling team at the high school in suburban Chicago waits patiently, as a crush of students fills the hallways. Junie began her role as a therapy dog at Prospect High School less than four months ago. It's just one of a number of ways high schools across the country are trying to address what some call an epidemic of stressed-out, overwhelmed students.

2/1/2013

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America has introduced the AW-RP120 full-size remote camera system controller, with the capability to control cameras via both IP and serial connections, to support the company’s expanding line-up of remote camera systems.

2/1/2013

In a special board meeting Wednesday night, the Woodbridge (N.J.) Board of Education approved the appointment of Robert Zega as the district's new superintendent.

2/1/2013

Praised as a "visionary leader" who showed "grace under pressure," Round Rock School Superintendent Jesús Chávez announced Wednesday he is retiring at the end of this year, after seven years on the job.

2/1/2013

Marlborough’s next school superintendent, Richard P. Langlois, says he is impressed by the city’s passion for improving its schools, and he is excited to come up with a plan to take them to the next level.

2/1/2013

Educational Leaders from State to school building levels throughout the country will convene on April 12–13 at the Hilton Hotel in Crystal City outside of Washington, D.C. to discuss what is working in improving low-performing schools.

2/1/2013

The online revolution is sweeping through the education industry. Khan Academy is leading the disruption of elementary school education, while Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with 100,000+ students are jolting college education. Meanwhile, most professors, schools and colleges are going about business as before, delivering ancient standard format lectures in a lecture hall to 200+ bored students.

2/1/2013

High school students aren't sticking with STEM. Even though the number of jobs in science and engineering is expected to surge in the years to come, close to 60 percent of the nation's students who begin high school interested in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, change their minds by graduation.

2/1/2013

Nutmeg Education is making waves with a totally unique way to use teacher-created resources from across the country for student assessment and intervention.

2/1/2013

January 30, 2013 LearningStation™, a leading provider of customizable K-12 student assessment software is pleased to announce the launch of its High School Item Bank, providing districts with ACT Prep and EOC Assessment content.

1/31/2013

1/31/2013

One of the considerations given with the new construction currently under way in our schools is the importance of balancing indoor air quality with energy efficiency.

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