Industry News

4/26/2012

4/26/2012

The $4.8 million program, beginning this summer and continuing through 2014, will work to strengthen the teaching skills of middle and high school teachers, with the goal of increasing the number of teachers qualified to teach pre-AP and AP courses in the STEM disciplines.

4/26/2012

ClassLink welcomed considerable attendance and positive commentary around its past webinar on how savvy school leaders improve learning through Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) projects. 

4/26/2012

Requests for discounts on certain communications services increased for the fourth straight year as schools and libraries across the nation requested more than $5 billion in E-rate funds for Funding Year 2012. 

4/26/2012

Blackboard Inc. introduced an open enrollment option for CourseSites, letting instructors open registration so any number of students can sign up for courses they are teaching with the free, fully-hosted and supported online system.

4/26/2012

Superintendent Wayne Gent is shuffling top leadership positions at the Palm Beach County School District, undoing changes brought on only months before by former Superintendent Bill Malone - and, Gent said, saving at least $466,000 in the process.

4/26/2012

Think engineers are made in college? Think again.

Calvin Phelps, national chair of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) says engineers are built in the third or fourth grade.

4/26/2012

President Obama hopes to bring high-speed wireless Internet to all rural areas in the next five years.

4/26/2012

Education policy, like so many areas of lawmaking, is rife with reform proposals that, while attractive on paper, are supported by little or no evidence.

4/26/2012

The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have opened the door to advertising on the sides of school buses, prompting outrage from the legislation's author: GOP leader Bob Huff.

4/26/2012

Fifteen years after Chicago embedded International Baccalaureate programs in tough neighborhood schools, the programs have not attracted the middle class.

4/26/2012

Tom Zhou arrived from Beijing three years ago to attend Chinese Christian High School here. The 17-year-old is graduating in June and is set to attend the University of California, Los Angeles in the fall.

4/25/2012

4/25/2012

Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced the hire of Tod Pike, formerly of Canon USA Inc.

4/25/2012

HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 Common Core App has been named an Official Honoree in the Experimental & Innovation category in the 16th Annual Webby Awards. 

4/25/2012

CTB will develop nearly 10,000 test items for new assessments that will help schools evaluate students' progress toward meeting the Common Core State Standards.

4/25/2012

Hatch, a leading provider of technology for early learning, is accepting applications through May 31 for a free pilot program of their mobile technology solution.

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