Industry News

6/29/2012

6/29/2012

The families of two Snohomish (Wash.) High School freshmen girls who were repeatedly stabbed by another student at the school last October have filed a lawsuit against the Snohomish School District and against a local hospital that evaluated and released the girls' attacker.

6/28/2012

6/28/2012

Leading digital distributor OverDrive announced that it will update its popular audiobook download services to include new options for readers to instantly “See Book—Hear Book.”

6/28/2012

Moving decisively to expand the market for affordably priced HD quality video conferencing solutions, Stampede Presentation Products Inc. reduced the list price on three Sony Video Conferencing Systems by as much as 44%.

6/28/2012

The CP-AW2519N features Hitachi’s proprietary StarBoard software and a throw distance of 10 inches from the edge of the projector for an 80-inch diagonal image.

6/28/2012

When parents send children to school or camp, they may worry about many things, from bullies to bus accidents. But unauthorized sunscreen use?

6/28/2012

Prince George’s County school officials are scrambling to ensure there isn’t a dearth of leadership in the wake of the announcement by Prince George’s County schools superintendent William R. Hite that he is being considered for the top education position in Philadelphia.

6/28/2012

A coalition of Texas business leaders announced Wednesday that it would oppose future hikes in education funding if Texas officials weaken standardized testing standards, a step the group contends would hurt the state's efforts to hold public schools more accountable.

6/28/2012

The United States should aim to fix its income inequality problem by improving education for disadvantaged students and raising taxes on the wealthy, according to a new report from a consortium of developed countries.

6/28/2012

Nashville school officials have rejected a proposal to open a charter school in a middle-class part of the city, highlighting a broader national battle over efforts by operators of such publicly financed, privately run schools to expand into more affluent areas.

6/28/2012

The 2012 ISTE conference in San Diego is wrapping up its final hours. Although hardly a rookie to the trade show junket, this is in fact my first time attending the ISTE conference, and the energy from the attendees is overwhelming and can be felt across San Diego.

6/28/2012

The Iowa Department of Education has asked for a one-year freeze of escalating federal requirements in No Child Left Behind, a move Sioux City-area school officials say temporarily would alleviate pressure from unfair guidelines.

6/28/2012

The number of regional school superintendents in Illinois will drop from 44 to 35 by 2015 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Pat Quinn.

6/27/2012

6/27/2012

Jefferson County Schools has selected Schoolwires to be its content management provider after the company demonstrated its commitment to quality customer service.

6/27/2012

The national education reform group StudentsFirst, which has set out to transform U.S. schools by introducing more free-market principles to public education, raised $7.6 million in its first nine months - and spent nearly a quarter of it on advertising - according to partial tax records released on Monday.

6/27/2012

CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its lubricants blending plant in Atlanta donated more than 1,500 pieces of lab equipment, including workbenches, beakers, flasks and ovens to the City of Atlanta School System.

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