Industry News

11/8/2011

11/8/2011

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that Worcester Public Schools (WPS), one of the largest school districts in Massachusetts, has implemented a specialized, multifaceted education solution aimed to boost parent engagement, foster a digital culture, and promote connectivity. The Pinpoint suite is a customizable solution that connects all essential components of the education ecosystem.

11/8/2011

Gov. Bobby Jindal's pick to be Louisiana's next education superintendent said that it's not appropriate to talk with education board members about the job until after the Nov. 19 election.

11/8/2011

Though the Albuquerque teacher who surveyed his high school students on sexual experiences violated district policy on requesting sensitive information, he sought to address an issue that affects more New Mexican youth than those in most other states.

11/8/2011

A proposal being considered by the Seattle School Board could have a chilling impact on free speech in the city's high schools, First Amendment activists say.

11/8/2011

It’s only been 1 month since the untimely death of Steve Jobs; and Steve would be pleased to know that he’s still in the news and still a large part of the public consciousness. There’s a new biography out and soon to be aired never before seen TV interviews. And, his quotes abound.

11/8/2011

Nearly half of 7th to 12th graders experienced sexual harassment in the last school year, according to a study, with 87 percent of those who have been harassed reporting negative effects such as absenteeism, poor sleep and stomachaches.

11/8/2011

One central Indiana school district is trying to stop bullying with a program that’s gaining recognition across the country.

11/8/2011

Students from 182 of Indiana’s public school districts have moved to private schools under the state’s new education voucher program, although only seven districts lost more than 100 kids.

11/8/2011

Some Massachusetts public school students have a day off this week, but it has nothing to do with power outages or snow.

11/8/2011

Long cast as defender of the status quo, New Jersey's teachers union has begun presenting its own ideas for major changes to the state's public school system.

11/7/2011

11/7/2011

Acer America Corp. has launched a new line-up of slim all-in-one (AIO) desktop systems with 20-inch widescreen LED displays designed for businesses and schools. The Veriton Z2620G and Veriton Z2610G Series offers a blend of efficient design, solid performance and time-saving management and security tools.

11/7/2011

Learn360 announces the update of its online video content to correlate to Common Core Standards and 21st Century Skills. Teachers, parents and students will have access to video content correlated to the new standards, in addition to existing individual state standards and provincial standards for Canada.

11/7/2011

The National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN) is partnering with Purdue Pharma L.P. to create new educational resources for middle school teachers focusing on the critical health problem of prescription drug abuse and misuse. The materials will be released in July 2012 at the NEA Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly in Washington, D.C.

11/7/2011

A new class of projectors from InFocus turns any surface into an interactive whiteboard.

11/7/2011

Litecontrol’s new Sector provides high performance in a pendant, indirect/direct fixture. Sector is sized for T8 lamps and is optically designed to provide peak intensity as low as 120˚. The Sector provides a distribution of 65% uplight and 35% downlight.

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