Industry News

8/25/2014

8/25/2014

Parents, educators, and taxpayers throughout Boston’s suburbs are betting that $100 million will help their children enter a competitive college or succeed in today’s cutthroat job market.

8/25/2014

According to a 2013 report by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), "Mississippi stood out as the least financially capable state, placing in the bottom five in four out of five measures."

8/22/2014

8/22/2014

The U.S. Department of Education has again rightfully approved Kentucky’s request for a one-year extension of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waiver (ESEA). But far too many students graduate high school unprepared for either college or the workforce. Until that number is greatly reduced, both the Kentucky Education Reform Act and ESEA will far fall short of their ambitious goals.

8/22/2014

The Michigan Board of Education has issued common-sense recommendations to increase accountability and transparency among charter schools. The legislature needs to make sure all state-supported schools are providing educational quality and are subject to the same rules. Those should be the only criteria discussed when we talk about education in Michigan, no matter what form of governance a school has.

8/22/2014

ASCD is offering a new selection of teacher and administrator resources, including the ASCD New Teacher Bundle, the Hanging In: Working with Challenging Students webinar and the ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership, among other publications and events.

8/22/2014

Mayor Vincent Gray accepted final recommendations to update assignment policies and school boundaries that have not been reviewed in more than 40 years. The new boundaries and assignment polices will go into effect for the 2015-1016. Children who are currently enrolled in school will not be required to change schools.

8/22/2014

Education Superintendent John White said that Louisiana's public elementary and middle schools will immediately proceed with plans to use a new, national Common Core test for English and mathematics. His statement comes shortly after a Baton Rouge judge lifted the state administration's freeze of a key testing contract.

8/22/2014

A Superior Court judge overturned a state law that awards taxpayer-funded vouchers to low-income families who want to send their children to private or religious schools. He ruled that the Opportunity Scholarship program is unconstitutional, upholding legal challenges filed by several North Carolina associations and dozens of local school boards.

8/22/2014

Sprite Kids launched Speaktacular Sight Words, which is available exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as an app that allows kindergarten through third grade children to use their own voices to recognize and properly pronounce words from three unique word lists critical to reading development.

8/22/2014

The state lottery made a record-breaking $5.4 billion in fiscal year 2014. $1.5 billion of those dollars were contributed to the state's education budget.

8/22/2014

The state school board voted to officially appoint Joel Coleman as interim state superintendent despite objections about his wife’s pending lawsuit against education officials and his lack of public school teaching experience. Coleman is currently superintendent of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

8/22/2014

The Alabama district has purchased 30 buses that will use propane autogas instead of diesel fuel. The Blue Bird Propane Vision buses, which use Rousch CleanTech autogas fuel systems, are projected to reduce the system's fuel and maintenance costs.

8/22/2014

A new superintendent has been selected to head the Monticello Central School District just ahead of current Superintendent Daniel Teplesky’s scheduled retirement. Tammy Mangus, the district's current assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, will be the next superintendent.

8/22/2014

It’s not certain that minorities will become the majority this fall in the nation’s classrooms because government enrollment data — as opposed to enrollment projections — won’t be available for a few years. Altered projections can throw off landmark demographic moments.

8/22/2014

The Georgia county's board of education selected Angela Pringle as their next superintendent, officially ending their search just days before current Superintendent Frank Roberson leaves his office. Pringle is currently superintendent for the DeKalb County school system.

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