Industry News

10/31/2011

10/31/2011

One Call Now only had to make one call to notify all parents and staff of the school closing when 48 exotic animals escaped from a wild-animal preserve in Zanesville, Ohio, just east of Columbus. Thousands of parents rely on One Call Now to receive voice, SMS text, and email messages in multiple languages about school emergencies, information, and events.

 

10/31/2011

RM Education recently released RM Easiteach Next Generation, Version 1.3 for Windows. This new version of the award-winning software includes new features and widgets that make RM Easiteach an even more vital application for any K-12 school that uses interactive whiteboards, wireless slates or other whole-class teaching technology.

10/31/2011

Asian Americans endure far more bullying at US schools than members of other ethnic groups, with teenagers of the community three times as likely to face taunts on the Internet, new data shows.

10/31/2011

A study released this week shows that Common Core State Standards in English and mathematics for K-12 education, adopted by Florida last year, align with five comparison standards considered “good indicators of college and career readiness.”

10/31/2011

There are few things more annoying than listening to ignorant, whiny parents complain about a school district teaching their children about sex.

10/31/2011

Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow’s non-profit organization, the Manilow Music Project donated more than $300,000 in musical instruments in addition to sponsoring an instrument drive to get even more instruments into the hands of Joplin High School students.

10/31/2011

The nation's only statewide tax vote on the November ballot asks Colorado voters whether they want to temporarily raise taxes to generate $3 billion for classrooms and colleges – a proposal that has stirred fierce opposition because of the stagnant economy.

10/31/2011

The state attorney general has been asked to investigate allegations that Sunnyside High School athletes were told to report for a weekend practice, in uniform, then directed to pass out literature in support of the district's upcoming bond and override election.

10/31/2011

School districts across Indiana could find themselves risking parental wrath by getting out of the transportation business as they struggle with shrinking revenues and property tax caps.

10/31/2011

A push in the North Penn School District to trim energy costs is already reducing expenditures.

10/31/2011

Parents across Idaho will now play a role in whether or not their child's teacher gets a raise.

10/28/2011

10/28/2011

On Wednesday, President Obama introduced two changes to the federal student loan program that could affect several million borrowers. The broad outlines of his plans to encourage loan consolidation and assist people who are struggling financially are reasonably clear.

10/28/2011

SMARTdesks newest product, iLid computer tables and desks, provide LCD monitor availability as easily as flipping open a laptop. Users flip open the monitor panel, mounted on a friction-fitting hinge, and then adjust the screen to their desired angle.

10/28/2011

As the rate of teen prescription drug abuse continues to rise in the United States, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., joined with addiction expert Dr. Drew Pinsky, to launch a new tool kit intended to help America’s schools educate teens and their parents about the risks and consequences of abusing prescription medication.

10/28/2011

ClassLink is pleased to announce New York State’s three million plus state and local employees and school personnel now have easy access to ClassLink market leading solutions. Under terms of this special pricing contract, any agency or school in New York can easily order LaunchPad, ClassLink’s virtual desktop, or ClassMate, ClassLink’s award-winning BOCES student management system.

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