Industry News

6/6/2012

6/6/2012

PLATO Learning, a leading provider of online education solutions for kindergarten through adult learners, announced that shareholders of Archipelago Learning voted to adopt the acquisition agreement the two companies entered into on March 5, 2012. 

6/6/2012

Educators who enter Pitsco's teacher scholarship program are in the running for a $500 Pitsco Catalog gift certificate in each remaining quarter of 2012.

6/6/2012

Available on the iBookstore, The Americans and World History: Patterns of Interaction represent the next step in the revolutionary partnership of HMH and HISTORY which aims to bring engaging educational experiences to tech-savvy students.

6/6/2012

IdeaPaint announced that it has again expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of CLEAR, a certified low-emission, virtually odorless, LEED-compliant dry erase paint.

6/6/2012

Students in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties performed below the state average in all but one grade level on the reading, math and science FCAT exams.

6/6/2012

Oregon's state schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced Monday that she'll be quitting at the end of the month to take a job at a national education nonprofit. Castillo's departure --2 1/2 years before her term ends -- eliminates a state elected office and gives Gov. John Kitzhaber unprecedented control over education in Oregon.

6/6/2012

The College Board, which offers its SAT college entrance exam seven times during the school year, is under pressure to cancel a plan that allows a group of gifted students to take the test later this summer.

6/6/2012

Hours before the state Court of Appeals was set to consider a lawsuit challenging limits lawmakers placed on North Carolina's public school pre-kindergarten program, the General Assembly on Tuesday pulled back from some of the changes.

6/6/2012

Arne Duncan, the United States secretary of education, said that the country was lagging far behind its international competitors, and that he supported New York’s efforts to implement a reform agenda.

6/6/2012

Gov. Christie lent guarded support to a bill introduced by Democratic legislative leaders Monday that would dramatically reshape higher education in New Jersey by drawing Rutgers-Camden closer to Rowan University and by breaking up the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

6/6/2012

The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that leaped into the news earlier this year.

6/6/2012

A veteran superintendent who has led turnaround efforts in four large U.S. districts has started a new venture that he expects will broaden his reach.

The Vallas Group, headed by Paul Vallas, former head of the Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans Recovery districts and currently interim superintendent of the Bridgeport (Conn.) Public Schools, is partnering with Dallas-based Cambium Learning Group to bring his school improvement model to more schools in the nation. With experience on projects in Haiti and Chile, Vallas may even bring the model to other countries as well.

6/6/2012

A mix of large and small school districts will be first in line when Idaho starts providing laptop computers for every ninth- through 12th-grader next year, according to a list obtained today by The Associated Press.

6/5/2012

6/5/2012

Total and its affiliate SunPower announced the commissioning of a new photovoltaic solar panel manufacturing and assembly plant in the De Vernejoul industrial park in Porcelette, Eastern France.

6/5/2012

New online software products like BrainPro Autism provide support and deliver positive changes in the brain, improving both reading and social skills for students with neurological disorders.

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