Industry News

8/16/2012

8/16/2012

As state officials talk about withholding money from Metro Nashville Public Schools as punishment for ignoring their directives, a veteran Metro board member said that kind of sanction would only hurt children.

8/16/2012

Six-year-old Hannah Franklin fidgeted and played with a hand-held computer game Monday while she waited outside the Minot Public School District office with her mother, Katie Franklin, to register for the start of school next week. Katie Franklin said the family moved to Minot from Colorado so her husband could take a new job. Hannah will be a first-grader at Bel Air Elementary.

8/15/2012

8/15/2012

Shortly after he took his new job as superintendent of Muskegon Public Schools, Jon Felske became alarmed by the high percentage of students in special education.

8/15/2012

Early Learning Labs, Inc., a nationwide provider of early childhood products and services, announced the debut of their new online reporting tools for the myIGDIs assessment measures.

8/15/2012

OverDrive’s industry-leading catalog of eBooks and audiobooks topped 1 million titles in July, with surging demand for eBooks and new publisher partnerships driving unprecedented growth.

8/15/2012

Perkins School for the Blind, Helen Keller National Center, and FableVision to Lead the iCanConnect Campaign.

8/15/2012

Prince George's County Public Schools Title I Office has chosen ASCD as its newest professional development partner.

8/15/2012

Students at Thibodaux High and South Lafourche will be allowed to use cellphones at school again this year, but other schools will remain cellphone-free, school officials said.

8/15/2012

In a Danbury elementary school this year, Deputy Superintendent of Schools William Glass was surprised after giving a short presentation when he turned to collect his iPhone on his way out the door.

8/15/2012

With the start of school about a week away, parents are thinking about the new classes their children will be entering. But with that has come some concern over appropriate class sizes.

8/15/2012

When lunchtime rolls around at some Chicago-area schools this year, students in the cafeteria line might be served a panini or antibiotic-free chicken or a black-bean burger. And in at least one district, the salad bar will include a combination of cucumbers and jicama.

8/15/2012

As predicted, students across the state struggled with new math tests featuring more challenging content, according to results released this morning.

8/15/2012

A new bill introduced into the Nebraska Unicameral would require public schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in schools. State Sen. Tony Fulton is behind Legislative Bill 990 and says that the law is necessary since recitation of the pledge in classrooms tends to stop when students reach Middle School.

8/15/2012

Manatee County school district officials will be raising the weekly fees for the before- and after-school programs in 19 elementary schools.

8/15/2012

The Louisiana Department of Education today launched Believe and Include, a $4 million competitive grant program that will provide funding to schools to develop innovative programs that help students with disabilities achieve proficiency of the more rigorous Common Core State Standards.

Pages