Industry News

1/13/2012

1/13/2012

Up to 30 Chicago public schools with great ideas about how to use a longer school day this fall will receive an extra $100,000 per school under a new, privately-funded “innovation grant’’ competition announced Wednesday.

1/13/2012

New York will seek to attract and reward “highly effective” teachers, evaluate their performance and create 100 schools, including some that prepare students for technical careers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

1/13/2012

Tuesday night's vote by the Tucson Unified School District's governing board wiped out the ethnic studies program. Now, students and teachers are going through a transition, while supporters gear up for another legal battle.

1/13/2012

Andrew Cuomo says he wants to be New York's school reform Governor. That sounds great, but it's going to require bolder leadership than setting up another education commission like the one he proposed last week.

1/13/2012

After years of soaring toward the top, Florida fell from fifth to 11th in a nationwide education ranking, a drop driven largely by weaker student performance and spending cuts.

1/12/2012

1/12/2012

A new plug-in for SMART Notebook collaborative learning software provides tools to import, view and manipulate 3D content in SMART Notebook.

1/12/2012

Answering the call to promote STEM educational opportunities, The Product Development Company announced its continued support of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and the FIRST Robotics Competition.

1/12/2012

Birdville Independent School District near Haltom City, Texas reported dramatic improvements for students who participated in the Revolution K12 software for SAT preparation with 47 percent of these students being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Committee.

1/12/2012


Refurbished computers are key to success of growing online tutoring program.

1/12/2012


Sustain a farm to school program.

1/12/2012

Learning Enhancement Corporation and StarShine Academy Schools announced that LEC’s BrainWare Safari cognitive skills development program will be implemented as a core element in StarShine’s visionary curriculum. 

1/12/2012

Nearly 90% of New Mexico schools failed last year to make adequate progress according to the No Child Left Behind Act.

1/12/2012

Louisiana's public education board overwhelming agreed Wednesday to hire Recovery School District leader John White as state education superintendent, despite blistering criticism that Gov. Bobby Jindal had too heavy a role in the choice and that White didn't have enough experience for the job.

1/12/2012

Missouri could be the next battleground in a nationwide fight over tougher immigration laws.

1/12/2012

Gov. Rick Scott welcomed back the Legislature to an election-year session Tuesday with an upbeat State of the State speech that centered on creating jobs, holding the line on taxes and spending more on schools.

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