Industry News

11/6/2012

11/6/2012

National education nonprofit CFY (http://www.cfy.org/) today announced it has received a $1 million grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to further develop, implement, and study blended learning instruction in a whole school/community model.

11/6/2012

A group of parents have set up camp on the lawn of the Fairview-Clifton German Language school so they can be among the first to get on the enrollment list.

11/5/2012

11/5/2012

Using the innovative BadgeStack learning platform, Longwood University in Farmville, Va., is offering a post-secondary readiness MOOC program for high-school students this year.

11/5/2012

Results from the 2012 High School Dropouts in America survey will be released via press release on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8 a.m. PST.

11/5/2012

Watch Nigel Nisbet, director of content creation at MIND Research Institute, tell a TED-X audience how teaching a geometry lesson with different shaped chocolate bars set him on a path to helping develop game-based math lessons based on the neuroscience of learning.

11/5/2012

Follett School and Library Group (FSLG) has released new solutions to support a student-focused digital learning environment with its integration of Destiny 10.5, FollettShelf (the company’s cloud-based virtual bookshelf) and the Follett Digital Reader, which provides a simpler and richer Follett eBook mobile reading experience from various platforms and devices.

11/5/2012

New York City schools will be open Monday morning after a week off due to superstorm Sandy. School officials have been busy reworking bus routes and finding empty seats for students who live in areas where the schools cannot re-open right away.

11/5/2012

An aviation maintenance program at a high school in Louisville has been temporarily suspended after a Federal Aviation Administration inspection found record-keeping problems.

11/5/2012

Starting Tuesday, the Medford School District and the classified employees represented by the Oregon School Employees Association will enter mediation with a neutral third party in the hopes of resolving stalemated contract negotiations.

11/5/2012

Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Patricia Green received praise from the Board of Education in August for her “fabulous” and “ambitious” goals. Those goals were released to AnnArbor.com Thursday.

11/5/2012

An editorial in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution opposing Amendment One says it would be a waste of taxpayer funds to create a new bureaucracy to do what the state board of education can already do.

11/5/2012

The former Philip A. Capdau Junior High School is one of seven Orleans Parish School Board-owned properties that will go to auction on Thursday.

11/5/2012

According to a recently released report that links exposure to high-quality preschool programs to reduced crime, at-risk children and those from low-income backgrounds without access to quality early learning are more likely to be involved in violent crime, arrested, or incarcerated down the road.

11/5/2012

SIIA, the Software & Information Industry Association, which runs the annual CODiE Awards Program for education products, is looking for educators and administrators in K12 interested in participating as judges for this year's competition. To sign up and help determine this year's winner and be part of recognizing the education software industry's highest quality products and services, contact Wendy Tanner, Awards Program Coordinator, with questions.

11/5/2012

Vermont's 2010-2011 Annual Performance Report announced approval ratings for 19 out of the 20 required indicators.

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