Industry News

6/23/2015

6/23/2015

Data collected by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation showed that the number of offenses occurring in school decreased 14.4 percent from 2014 to 2012. The study showed a total of 30,232 offenses for the time frame with simple assault being the most frequently reported offense.

6/23/2015

More than 80 other budding engineers will build and work with machines as part of a new internship program designed to give high school students experience in engineering and manufacturing programs with area companies.

6/23/2015

The number of Birmingham high school students arrested on campus has dropped dramatically by 63 percent from August through December 2014 at the city's seven high schools. The success if being attributed to police and school resource officers shifting their focus from being reactive by making arrests to being proactive by mentoring and recommending resources.

6/23/2015

A record 21.7 million American kids get free or reduced-price lunch during at school. But when summer vacation starts, the vast majority of them go without this essential, federally funded benefit. Only 18 percent of those in the school lunch program are fed through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's summer food program.

6/23/2015

Lack of access to summer learning is part of a year-round cycle that contributes to the achievement gap. We need to expand learning time for low-income kids by accepting that different models can successfully do so, that funding for must be sustainable and targeted and that the programs be held accountable for results.

6/23/2015

Consumer retail sales of educational products for preschool and school-age children in the U.S. exceeded an estimated $3.34 billion in 2014, according to Simba Information's newest report. Educational publishers and instructional software developers are scoping out that market, but breaking in means overcoming obstacles in a competitive and fragmented market.

6/23/2015

Ryan McLeod, who has been Monroe Public Schools's assistant superintendent since 2011, has been named by the East Detroit Board of Education as its choice to be the district's next superintendent.

6/23/2015

Rounding out a series of executive shakeups at the Utah State Office of Education, Ogden School District administrator Rich Nye was confirmed as the new associate state superintendent for data, assessment and accountability. He replaces Judy Park, who was dismissed by the board and State Superintendent Brad Smith in May.

6/23/2015

A New Mexico judge has denied a motion to dismiss a teachers union lawsuit that challenges the state's new NMTEACH educator evaluation system, delighting opponents who say the system is punitive and error-ridden.

6/23/2015

Utah's state school board will not join with Gov. Gary Herbert in calling for amendments to the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act which would require the governor's signature on plans for spending federal education dollars in Utah.

6/23/2015

The rationale behind calling for more nonfiction reading with the Common Core standards is that most of what students will be expected to read in college and at work will be informational. Although teachers feared that schools would cut the classics, others found the contemporary replacements — such as news articles and documentaries — engaged students more.

6/22/2015

6/22/2015

The U.S. Justice Department reached a settlement with the state to overhaul the way young people are arrested and processed through the juvenile courts. The deal follows a federal report which uncovered systemic violations of due process rights of juveniles for minor infractions such as truancy or wearing the wrong clothes to school.

6/22/2015

A Texas law that's sent about 100,000 students a year to criminal court for missing school is off the books. Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a measure to decriminalize unexcused absences and require school districts to implement preventive measures.

6/22/2015

A school district’s enrollment, relative wealth and its ability to generate local tax revenue are at the heart of a school funding formula proposed by the state's Basic Education Funding Commission. Pennsylvania is one of only a few states without a consistent formula.

6/22/2015

The Rhode Island Mayoral Academies lobbied against Rhode Island legislation, which would require local approval for new and expanding charter schools. Concerns are being raised about possible negative consequences, including fiscal issues for schools already in the process of adding grades.

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