Industry News

7/12/2012

7/12/2012

As the Journal reported, New York City teens are facing a tough job hunt this summer, competing with experienced, more educated adults for jobs as well as thousands of other teens for limited spots in public programs.

7/12/2012

As the Clark County School District prepares for a potential capital improvement overhaul, its School Board is looking more closely at the mounting cost of change orders to school construction and maintenance projects.

7/12/2012

The funding resulted from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signing Assembly bill A8114 and Senate Bill S5513 exempting the district from a reduction in state aid due to extraordinary and unique circumstances which caused the school district to be in session only one day less than the required 180 days during the 20102011 school year.

The MonroeWoodbury Central School District received $155,000 in restored state aid on June 28.

7/12/2012

For the fourth time in 16 years, Washington state is considering passing a law that would allow charter schools to serve students.

7/12/2012

South Carolina schools superintendent Mick Zais on Wednesday proposed creating a new statewide district for failing schools, saying current options under state law for helping such schools have proved unsuccessful or ineffective.

7/12/2012

Georgia won $400 million as part of the federal Race to the Top education grant. But in a recent letter to Governor Nathan Deal, the U.S. Education Department said the state is at “high risk” of losing $33 million of the grant.

7/12/2012

With summer vacation ending next month, the Fort Bend school district faces a leadership vacuum after the buyout of Superintendent Timothy Jenney's contract and the departure of several other top administrators.

7/12/2012

An extension of the Secure Rural Schools Program is part of a recently passed transportation bill. The program has been a mainstay for districts in or near National Forests in and outside of Alaska.A federal funding program key to Southeast school districts will remain in place for another year.

7/12/2012

If you don’t know who Diane Ravitch is, you should. Be assured that the die-hard advocates of privatized approaches to education reform know this brilliant New York University education professor. 

7/11/2012

7/11/2012

School districts will be required to establish protocols to curb online bullying or harassment of students under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but "cyberbullying" won't constitute a specific criminal charge.

7/11/2012

The Republican governor of Ohio, the Democratic mayor of Cleveland and the local teachers union have united to overhaul how teachers are hired, fired and paid, a rare example of cooperation in education that some critics warn could still face challenges in the implementation.

7/11/2012

Common Core content gets interactive with embedded assessments and ready-to-use content to help teachers meet deadlines for Common Core reading and math standards.

7/11/2012

The Adobe Foundation and Discovery Education announced a partnership to provide curriculum and resources to help educators weave digital media making into their teaching practice and actively engage students in gaining critical technology skills.

7/11/2012

Correlated rubrics will be available in GradeMark to assess student writing and better prepare secondary students for college-level course work.

7/11/2012

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce that it is continuing its popular Classroom Technology Grant Program for the fifth straight year.

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