Industry News

4/24/2015

4/24/2015

CEV Multimedia joined forces with Bayer CropScience to expand industry-backed certification program available through iCEV and offer resources and training. The Plant Science Certification addresses major topics in the plant science industry.

4/24/2015

Kelly Educational Staffing, a substitute teacher employer, has signed with TeacherMatch for access to predictive tools including TeacherMatch EPI and professional development through the TeacherMatch Smart Practices training series.

4/24/2015

Wisconsin House legislators will soon vote on proposed legislation that would prevent this year’s Badger Exam test scores from being used to evaluate teachers and schools. Since January, technological glitches have prevented the online exam from adapting to a student’s abilities as intended, among other issues.

4/24/2015

Cameras on school buses may soon be watching drivers on the road. Advocates unveiled what they called proof that cameras are needed to keep children safe. School officials claim drivers illegally speed past stopped school buses an estimated 50,000 times per day in New York state.

4/24/2015

Contrary to a major tenet of the charter school movement, a new study's findings imply that North Carolina's charter schools are increasingly serving the interests of relatively able white students in racially imbalanced schools.

4/24/2015

New York City’s bid to keep members of the public out of school leadership team meetings is illegal. A judge rejected the city’s argument that the joint parent-educator teams play only an advisory role and so are not subject to open-meetings rules.

4/23/2015

4/23/2015

The Middletown school board is considering an update to its search-and-seizure policy that would give the superintendent the power to order police dog teams to search a school.

4/23/2015

Fueling an ongoing debate about high school admissions, the Independent Budget Office found that only 11 percent of students at New York City's specialized high schools live in the city’s lowest-income census tracts, compared to 30 percent of students at other high schools.

4/23/2015

The state has ushered in new academic standards, statewide testing and school finance reform in recent years, but the majority of public-school parents remain ill-informed about them, a new poll has found.

4/23/2015

The House passed legislation that would bring about an overhaul of the Florida High School Athletic Association. The proposal would overhaul the organization’s governance, require a third-party review for students suspected of being ineligible and provide more opportunities for student participation in sports.

4/23/2015

On Earth Day, students at a middle school are learning about how they can help the environment. The Green Street Academy is the first in the country picked by the USDA for a pilot program called Hungry Pests. The curriculum introduces middle school students to 18 specific invasive species, how they get here and what they can do to stop the spread.

4/23/2015

The new Bluepulse version 1.5 formative assessment software from eXplorance is a two-way communication platform enables teachers to collect real-time feedback anonymously from students on specific topics mentioned in the summative review.

4/23/2015

Children with ADHD are often told to be quiet and sit still in the classroom. But new research suggests that letting them move around may actually be a more effective way to help them learn.

4/23/2015

Our schools and education system have missed a crucial subject and made generations poorer for it. There is no reasonable argument to prevent the implementation of financial education into every high school in the country. Doing so would benefit all students, regardless of their career interests or college major.

4/23/2015

After several years in which teachers’ unions have been hammered on the issue of tenure, have lost collective bargaining rights in some states and have seen their evaluations increasingly tied to student scores, they have begun to reassert themselves using a bread-and-butter issue: the annual tests given to elementary and middle school students in every state.

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