Industry News

10/17/2011

10/17/2011

The New York State Education Department has named Pearson as a provider of an approved rubric for New York’s annual professional performance reviews for teacher evaluation. Local education agencies (LEA) throughout the state can now turn to Pearson for the training and support necessary to implement the approved rubric that is aligned directly to New York State Teaching Standards.

 

10/17/2011

A new mobile app launched by eChalk extends its school communication and instruction management software to more computing devices, enabling students, parents and teachers another way to stay connected. With versions for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices, the app helps school communities foster greater parental involvement than ever before, and embrace mobile learning.

10/17/2011

This web seminar will explore how two schools are successfully using blended learning models to meet their students' needs.

10/17/2011

Officials in many area school districts contend an Ohio House bill would further erode public- school finances.

10/17/2011

The previously confidential ratings estimate teachers' effectiveness in raising students' standardized test scores. The district is in negotiations to use the ratings as part of a new teacher evaluation system.

10/17/2011

Los Angeles public schools are in need of billions of dollars in repairs and renovations, according to the findings of a report released Friday on the condition of schools in the nation's largest districts.

10/17/2011

All but 13 of Wisconsin’s 424 public school districts are getting less state aid than a year ago. The Department of Public Education released the final numbers Friday, which show schools will see an average drop in state aid of about 10-percent.

10/17/2011

A group of parents and legislators urged the Senate to pass several measures that would create more accountability and oversight when it comes to charter schools in New Jersey.

10/17/2011

The students from the Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy in Atlanta live in one of the geographical centers of the civil rights movement. The Rev. Bernice King, daughter of their school's namesake and Martin Luther King Jr., visits so regularly that the girls call her a big sister.

10/17/2011

Many are flummoxed about how to carry out a new law requiring California public schools to teach all students, from kindergartners to 12th-graders, about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

10/17/2011

The 120 elementary school children sat so quietly and intently that you might have assumed this was a mass detention period.

10/17/2011

Armando Cardenas says he has thought about leaving Alabama because of the possibility of being arrested as an illegal immigrant and the hostility he feels from residents.

10/14/2011

10/14/2011

Figures released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) show that 91.4 percent of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students from the class of 2011 graduated on time.

10/14/2011

This web seminar will explore how two schools are successfully using blended learning models to meet their students' needs.

10/14/2011

Blackboard Learn increases capacity for providing teacher training and certification.

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