Industry News

4/25/2012

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.

4/25/2012

Like seemingly everyone else connected to K12 education, vendors that offer student information systems are being called upon to do more with less. Where past generations of these systems focused on nuts and bolts such as time, attendance and behavioral issues, the latest generation has created-and drawn inspiration from-districts' desires for all-in-one solutions that blend finance, HR and student data.

4/25/2012

This "Short List" of emerging technologies, trends, and challenges reveals the thought process behind what will make the final full Horizon Report.

4/25/2012

The new Clorox degreasing products utilize unique technology to remove heavy-duty, grease-related soils found in various foodservice operations, from commercial kitchens in restaurants and hotels, to cafeterias in schools, universities and offices.

4/25/2012

Which products and services make a difference in your district? Nominate your favorite products by the deadline of Sept. 12 to be considered for the Reader's Choice Top 100 Products of 2012.

4/25/2012

Substantial educational change will never occur in Mississippi until its citizens decide that enough is enough and make a commitment to change, no matter what it takes.

4/25/2012

What was supposed to be a routine Birmingham Board of Education meeting today turned into yet another chaotic meeting after the board voted to switch attorneys and former state Superintendent Ed Richardson -- who is leading a state team investigating city schools -- stood up and said the vote goes against state orders that the board vote only on items approved by the state.

4/25/2012

School Reform Commission Chairman Pedro Ramos was blunt in a news conference announcing that the Philadelphia School District's current structure will essentially be blown up.

4/25/2012

The Buffalo (N.Y.) Public School District could be out millions of dollars in state funding after its teachers union rejected the last proposed evaluation system for teachers.

4/25/2012

Connecticut auditors are examining the relationship between the Department of Education and a Middletown agency called the State Education Resource Center, which paid more than a quarter million dollars to two consultants without competitive bidding.

4/25/2012

El Paso (Texas) Independent School District officials said that a high school principal and administrator have been reassigned amid a federal probe into allegations that students were improperly placed in grades to improve ratings.

4/25/2012

Responding to parent pressure after the disappearance of Sierra La Mar, the Morgan Hill (Calif.) Unified School District began notifying parents in the morning as well as evening if their children don't show up to school.

4/25/2012

Spurred by the U.S. Department of Education's $4.35 billion Race to the Top grant competition, more than a dozen states have passed laws to reform how teachers are evaluated and include student growth as a component. For most students, that growth will be measured on standardized tests. But for special education students that is considerably more complicated.

4/24/2012

4/24/2012

Meru Networks, Inc. is partnering with Northgate Managed Services to provide state of the art Wi-Fi connectivity to over 350,000 teachers and pupils in 1,200 schools.

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