Industry News

5/25/2012

5/25/2012

New budget numbers revealed to the public this week suggest that it may have been premature to celebrate the Oakland school district's return to fiscal solvency.

5/25/2012

They range from a two-story English Tudor-style building with a swimming pool, fireplace and two glass conservatories to a sprawling, graffiti-laden structure ravaged by thieves.

5/25/2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today lavished praise on several Twin Cities school districts, teachers unions and board members for the progressive nature of their relationships.

5/25/2012

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Wednesday announced the settlement of a sexual harassment allegation against retired Supt. Ramon C. Cortines by a senior employee in the facilities division.

5/25/2012

More high school students are enrolling in math and science classes and seeking online learning opportunities. Fewer want or are able to find jobs while in school.

5/25/2012

Tens of thousands of North Carolina public school students would leave for private classrooms if they got tuition help of up to $4,000 a year funded by corporations able to donate their money instead of paying state taxes, an analysis showed for legislation introduced Wednesday.

5/25/2012

A plan to restructure the city’s special education program by funneling thousands of learning disabled children into mainstream classrooms — an increasingly popular practice around the country — was given the go-ahead Wednesday night when the Panel for Education Policy voted to change the city’s financing formula to pay for it.

5/25/2012

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools today announced it has received 1.6 million dollars from several leading California foundations to support its Digital Learning initiative--a program that brings technology and education software into classrooms serving nearly 17,000 low income students across Los Angeles.

5/24/2012

5/24/2012

In a 21st century twist on a proven learning tool, Tales2Go is breathing new life into the audio book marketplace to help students get more excited about and skilled at reading.

5/24/2012

The Ron Clark Academy and Promethean presented Amanda Morris from Tarboro, N.C. and Donna Porter from Picayune, Miss. with the 2012 Thank A Teacher Award.

5/24/2012

CTB/McGraw-Hill announced that it is collaborating with BrainPOP to integrate BrainPOP's award-winning content for K8 students into CTB's Acuity InFormative Assessment solution.

5/24/2012

In its continued effort to provide the most convenient and comprehensive on-demand PD solution anywhere, School Improvement Network has expanded its free login tech support to 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

5/24/2012

Two of the highest-ranking public elementary schools in New York City are under investigation for possible irregularities on state examinations, officials said.

5/24/2012

Florida's education chief will be in Tampa today to host the first in a series of public forums, part of a blitz to quell frustrations about the state's testing system.

5/24/2012

Knowing that stress from the upheaval of widespread changes can cause an initial dip in achievement before improvements start to show, Superintendent James Meza said he braced himself for the test results from his first year of reforming Jefferson Parish public schools. Then on Wednesday, he rejoiced.

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