Industry News

2/10/2012

2/10/2012


A new program called myON® reader from Capstone Digital connects student interests and reading ability with the largest online library of enhanced digital books, and it forecasts reading growth by student, class, grade and district.

2/10/2012

A Virginia school district is considering banning cross-dressing by students, out of what one board member called concerns for the safety of "several" male students who wear dresses and wigs to school.

2/10/2012

A study of Chicago's most aggressive efforts to reform failing schools, including replacing school leadership and staff in "turnaround" efforts, finds that targeted schools did improve even though students continued to score below district standards.

2/10/2012

Athletic tensions between two Pittsburgh-area high schools — one largely white, the other predominantly black — have boiled over into accusations of racism that some say is being swept under the rug.

2/10/2012

You’ve heard about free school lunches and breakfasts, but how about school suppers? In California, dinners are now being served to students at almost 200 schools.

2/10/2012

Sweeping changes to Indiana's A-to-F ranking standards for public schools have been approved despite complaints that the new rules are too complex for schools and parents to understand.

2/10/2012

Charter school advocates and lawmakers from both parties expressed support for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to increase state funding for charter schools, part of $128 million in education reform spending.

2/10/2012

Gov.Dannel P. Malloy opened the 2012 legislative session Wednesday with plans for education reform, pension funding changes and the largest increase in funding for affordable housing since Gov. William A. O'Neill was in office more than 20 years ago.

2/10/2012

Gov. Rick Snyder unveiled a 2012-13 budget today that hikes spending for K-12 schools, higher education, roads and public safety while setting aside $130 million to boost Michigan’s Rainy Day Fund.

2/10/2012

President Obama will waive central provisions of the No Child Left Behind federal education law for 10 states that have embraced his educational agenda and promised to raise standards, and improve accountability and teacher effectiveness, the White House announced on Thursday morning.

2/9/2012

2/9/2012

GradeCam announces a free formative application that automates multiple-choice test scoring and provides teachers with immediate feedback on the learning in progress in their classrooms.

2/9/2012

Last year, as the Colorado budget was battered by the worst economy in generations, the Douglas County school district had to chop $36 million from its budget. So, among other things, it cut $2 million from administration, including several jobs. It continued charging students 50 cents each way to ride the bus. It eliminated 177 teaching positions.

2/9/2012


This Web seminar will offer real-world examples of how districts can successfully incorporate online credit recovery courses.

2/9/2012

IdeaPaint, the creator of high-performance dry-erase paint solutions, announced that it has again expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of CREATE, a new low-odor, easy-to-install dry-erase paint for its commercial and consumer customers.

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