Industry News

11/16/2012

11/16/2012

On Oct. 24, physical education teacher Kathy Hibbard held a kickoff meeting at Shaker Lane School (Littleton, Mass.) to introduce students and staff to the "Fuel Up to Play 60" program. Sponsored by the NFL and the National Dairy Council and inspired by a number of recent studies connecting good nutrition and exercise with improved academic performance, the program encourages children to make healthy eating choices and to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

11/16/2012

Two small school districts in western Indiana are working to carry out a merger plan after it won approval from voters in this month’s election.

11/16/2012

Texas' new education commissioner Michael Williams said Thursday that he is considering a new system for rating school success and he thinks it should take into account how well districts are closing the achievement gap between Anglo and minority students.

11/16/2012

A national report released this week shows charter school enrollment continues to grow in Detroit, Michigan and across the nation. The seventh annual report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools shows that Detroit now ranks No. 2 nationally when it comes to the percentage of students enrolled in charter schools.

11/16/2012

Atlanta Public Schools (APS), serving more than 51,000 students in the greater Atlanta, Ga., metro area, has become the latest school system to select digital solutions from ASCD to meet their district-wide professional development goals.

11/16/2012

The West Virginia Board of Education voted to terminate State Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple during a routine board meeting in a 5-2 vote.

11/16/2012

A Utah parent has sued her school district in federal court challenging the constitutionality of restrictions imposed on student access to a library book about a lesbian couple raising a family.

11/16/2012

Absence of parental or educational support and becoming a parent are the two top reasons cited by respondents for dropping out of high school, according to the 2012 High School Dropouts in America survey of 513 adults aged 19 to 35.

11/16/2012

Follett Corporation today announced that the company’s Board of Directors has elected Mary Lee Schneider as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 26, 2012. Schneider joins Follett after serving as RR Donnelley’s President, Digital Solutions and Chief Technology Officer. She also served on Follett’s Board of Directors for 11 years.

11/16/2012

The tax-exempt bond market's first in-depth evaluation of charter school credit quality details stronger-than-expected financial performance, especially among rated borrowers, and challenges market perceptions about charter school financial risk.

11/15/2012

11/15/2012

The Funding Year 2013 Form 470 filing window dates have been officially released. The FY2013 filing window will be open for 93 days beginning at 12:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, and closing at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

11/15/2012

Literacy publisher Benchmark Education Company announces Read at Home, a new series of independent reading and parent interaction kits to help students get the practice they need at home to improve their reading skills.

11/15/2012

PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students, was named a winner in the New Products category of the 2012 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence.

11/15/2012

ePals Corporation (TSX-V: SLN), an education media company and the world’s leading safe social learning network, today announced the launch of News Now, a new learning center on www.ePals.com/journalism dedicated to helping high school students learn professional news and editorial reporting skills.

11/15/2012

A report by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the American Heart Association has found that while nearly 75 percent of states require physical education in elementary through high school, over half of states permit students to substitute other activities for their required physical education credit, or otherwise fail to mandate a specific amount of instructional time.

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