Industry News

12/14/2012

12/14/2012

The results for international assessments on math, science, and reading are in: Students from East Asian countries, along with a select group of European countries, outperformed those in the United States, according to the results for the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), released Dec. 11.

12/14/2012

While the controversial right-to-work legislation drew all the attention in the last week, teachers from Plymouth-Canton Community Schools in Plymouth, Mich. tried Tuesday to draw some attention to legislation coming down the road that could affect them as much, or more. While they're concerned about the new right-to-work laws, the legislation that concerns them the most is a revamping of the way public schools are funded and who can get public-school funding, and an extension of the Education Achievement Authority's reach.

12/14/2012

eInstruction, a global education software and technology company, announced the three grand-prize winners of its sixth annual Flip Your Classroom – eInstruction Classroom Makeover Contest.

12/14/2012

The search for a new superintendent for Huron Valley Schools Selects apparently is over. The school board unanimously approved starting contract negotiations with Jim Baker on Tuesday, following interviews with several superintendent candidates, including Baker. Baker is currently working in the position on an interim basis until the position is filled permanently. Baker previously worked as the district’s director of human resources.

12/14/2012

The school-to-prison pipeline -- or, the system of extreme disciplinary practices that push young people out of school and into the criminal justice system -- is often discussed from the angle of isolated incidents. In April, for example, a six-year-old Georgia girl named Salecia Johnson was, handcuffed and carted away from school in a squad car after throwing a temper tantrum in her kindergarten class.

12/14/2012

MultiTouch Ltd. today announced its new Hybrid Tracking technology integrated with its MultiTaction® interactive displays. The new feature from MultiTouch is the first optical multi-touch technology in the industry that is immune to external lighting conditions, expanding opportunities for interactive display installations in public spaces.

12/14/2012

Educational software developer Mazin Education has been selected to administer Career and Technical Education (CTE) course assessments for the state of Indiana.

12/14/2012

Dig-It! Games, an independent developer of educational, interactive learning games founded by a former archaeologist and middle school teacher, has released Mayan Mysteries, a new one-of-a-kind puzzle-based game that takes kids on an exciting journey through history to learn about the ancient Maya civilization.

12/13/2012

12/13/2012

There has been a great deal of forward motion in the Mehlville School District over the last 18 months.

12/13/2012

Easton Area School District will join neighboring school districts by allowing students to take online courses next year.

12/13/2012

Gov. Gary Herbert unveiled a budget proposal Wednesday that he says will not only help more Utahns gain college degrees and certificates, but also avoid "degrees to nowhere" — and lead to high-paying jobs in science and technology.

12/13/2012

When Canaa Lee started teaching math at Little Rock Central High School, she knew she had her work cut out. With many students struggling with both literacy and numeracy, understanding mathematical concepts proved a challenge at best.

12/13/2012

Fractions are a learning sore spot for many students. Learning them thoroughly is important for math proficiency from upper-elementary school all the way through college.

12/13/2012

Central Park Elementary School in Bossier City, Louisiana was announced the winner in the Screens for Schools grants program from 3M and was awarded $15,000 in new tablets for their classrooms. Vanessa Powers, a 4th grade math teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay explaining why the school was in need of new technology and how the new tablets would change the school for the better.

12/13/2012

Treat yourself or the other makers in your life to these incredible new (or old favorite) materials and sources of inspiration for future learning adventures.

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