Industry News

12/11/2012

12/11/2012

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, today announced that it presented its prestigious Distinguished Partnership Award to the GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the General Electric Company, at NSTA’s Phoenix Area Conference on Science Education yesterday.

12/11/2012

Edmentum™, a leading provider of online learning solutions, has been recognized for its Study Island learning solution in District Administration and Tech & Learning magazines’ annual awards. Study Island was included in the District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products of 2012 and received a Tech & Learning Award of Excellence in the Best Upgraded Product category.

12/11/2012

In an effort to ensure a superior statewide system of education, the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) is advocating for online and blended learning and the infrastructure to make it possible, according to testimony by Dr. Richard Bozza, Executive Director, NJASA, before the Joint Committee on the Public Schools in Trenton last week.

12/11/2012

The Boulder Valley School District's last adoption of new elementary math materials was mired in controversy.

12/11/2012

A class of Northwest Elementary School students thought they were dreaming Monday morning after each one was surprised with a fourth generation iPod Touch.

12/11/2012

Lunchtime rock concerts, club meetings and other activities are much easier on the students and staff at Murrieta Valley High School this year.

12/11/2012

Parents who want a quick, easy snapshot of their child's school's performance can have it now with the release of a "school performance index" number for each of the state's 1,200 schools.

12/11/2012

At Logansport High School, 47 students are enrolled in Chinese language classes — and are putting together complete sentences before their first semester is over.

12/11/2012

Both the business administrator and superintendent were granted merit pay this year by the Lyndhurst Board of Education, officials recently confirmed.

12/11/2012

Costs to New Castle and other public school districts statewide are mounting for students attending charter and cyber charter schools.

12/11/2012

Many schools worry that programs like FFA and DECA might go to the chopping block because of a new plan to improve Missouri's schools.

12/10/2012

12/10/2012

Student-athletes in all grades are hoping to soon get a boost from Greenwich Education Group, which will set up shop at Sono Field House in South Norwalk to help the students improve academics and prepare for college. The Greenwich-based firm, which currently provides students and parents throughout the state with a myriad of academic services — including academic tutoring, test prep and college counseling — will soon take over the 52,000 square foot indoor sports and special events facility and offer a fee-based educational services to student-athletes.

12/10/2012

The accidental deaths of two special needs students from Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Fla. this year are shedding light on the need for comprehensive, mandatory emergency preparedness training for paraeducators. In October, 11-year-old Jennifer Caballero, a middle school student with Down syndrome, was found hiding under the bleachers during gym class by a coach, who two weeks earlier had complained to the assistant principal that the exceptional student education (ESE) aides were inattentive. The coach brought her to the aides, and asked them to keep an eye on her.

12/10/2012

Spending reductions caused by the fiscal cliff would be devastating for Kentucky’s public schools, officials say. According to the Kentucky Department of Education, federal funding for public schools would be reduced up to $61 mil­lion per year for the next 10 years, affecting more than 1,350 jobs and nearly 130,000 students. Higher education officials in Kentucky and Indiana also are warily eying the fiscal cliff talks.

12/10/2012

eInstruction, a leading education technology company, announced today the release of its newest edition of WorkSpace―an award-winning software used to create and assemble interactive lessons ―with new features such as improved handwriting and shape recognition, equation recognition technology, and more than 50 annotation and teaching tools. 

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