Industry News

8/20/2012

8/20/2012

Citing the need to reduce costs for hundreds of recurring school district meetings including school board, cabinet and department meetings, NJASA announced the new EduPortal e-Convene online service, which is now available to NJ school districts for a low subscription cost to its members.

8/20/2012

New York state education officials Monday said they selected four companies to build a broad education database that will host students' test scores, curriculum materials and education apps, paid for by up to $50 million in federal Race to the Top funds.

8/20/2012

The Capital City is home to one of the worst high school dropout rates in Michigan, but a potential charter school could help remedy that.

8/20/2012

When a state education official said last week that some home-schooled children may not be getting an adequate education – and that some may even be kept home to babysit younger siblings – the response was fast and fierce.

8/20/2012

The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students increasingly opt for alternatives that aren't always readily open to those requiring special education.

8/20/2012

A great teacher can have a huge effect on a child's life. So, unfortunately, can a bad teacher. But in education, job performance has virtually nothing to do with opportunities for advancement.

8/20/2012

Budget cuts are forcing districts to scale back on teachers and staff, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer school days, according to a White House report released Saturday.

8/20/2012

Few people claim to be a true conservative by complaining about preventing judicial activism and saving money. But state schools superintendent John Barge tried it last week.

8/20/2012

State officials have named an education reform advocate as chief recovery officer for a struggling school system near Philadelphia.

8/17/2012

8/17/2012

School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) 2012 Back to School Trends Report shows that school foodservice professionals are finding creative ways to prepare and serve school meals that meet healthy new nutrition standards.

8/17/2012

Every elementary, middle, and high school administrator in attendance at the Staff Development for Educators™ (SDE) first-ever “Favorite Things” giveaway received more than $3,800 in educational products and services. 

8/17/2012

Wayland Public Schools is committed to the effective integration and meaningful use of instructional and information technologies to support, enrich, and extend student learning throughout the curriculum. 

8/17/2012

More than 200 high schools and colleges select Docufide in the second quarter, as the exchange network handles nearly 1 million e-Transcripts in first half of 2012.

8/17/2012

Stroudsburg Area School Board voted Wednesday night to hire back 15 of the nearly 60 teachers that were laid off earlier this year.

8/17/2012

The applications for Race To The Top — the Department of Education’s initiative that funds various school districts’ efforts to implement educational reforms that will lead to better teaching and learning — have been finalized, and school districts nationwide can now vie for the more than $400 million in funding for the participating schools.

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