Industry News

3/9/2012

3/9/2012

Fujitsu announced that Charlottesville City (Va.) Schools are completing the rollout of over 2,000 Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 tablets, the cornerstone of its digital education initiative. 

3/9/2012

Louisiana State Senator Karen Carter Peterson pre-filed Senate Bill 374 (PDF), to repeal the state’s ill-advised Science Education Act of 2008.

3/9/2012

In between back-to-back speaking engagments in Texas, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met with sometime political adversary Gov. Rick Perry to discuss a possible waiver on the No Child Left Behind Act.

3/9/2012

Racial disparities in school discipline – including suspensions, expulsions and arrests – remain alarmingly high in districts and states across the country.

3/9/2012

 The Florida Legislature has finally figured out how to destroy public education — under the guise of "school choice." After all, everybody likes choice, unless it involves abortion, contraception or gay marriage.

3/9/2012


Aventa Learning by K12 helps credit-deficient students catch up, return to school.

3/9/2012

Glastonbury, Conn. teacher Scott Minnick compared the educational system to a tripod. One of the legs, he told the governor Tuesday night, is a "socioeconomic problem that ... teachers cannot fix." Then why, Minnick asked, does the education reform bill in the state legislature focus on teachers?

3/9/2012

It came down to the final day and an unusual closed-door meeting by the entire House of Representatives, but the Legislature approved an education overhaul bill continuing Wyoming’s effort to help better prepare its public school students.

3/9/2012

Several Ridge (New Haven, Conn.) Road School parents asked the Board of Education to restore seven special education-related positions that were cut from the 2012-13 budget.

3/9/2012

The Florida Senate will have an opportunity to vote on Senate Bill 1718, the Parent Empowerment Act.

3/9/2012

Some think this bill puts control of a child‘s education back into parent’s hands, others have said that it takes away parental choice.

3/9/2012

The Oregon Board of Education will continue to take steps toward adopting rules that could ban Native American mascots from schools across the state.

3/8/2012

3/8/2012

PresenceLearning has partnered with Go Solutions Group, Inc. to help facilitate access to its services for districts with under-served populations and help schools easily recoup costs of online speech-language pathology services for Medicaid-eligible students. 

3/8/2012

A new math assessment tool developed by esteemed math educator Marilyn Burns, now available free to all teachers, not only cares about the answers students give, but also how they figured them out.

3/8/2012

Efforts to revamp public education are increasingly focused on evaluating teachers using student test scores, but school districts nationwide are only beginning to deal with the practical challenges of implementing those changes.

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