Industry News

7/20/2012

7/20/2012

The Obama administration announced a new initiative to recruit an elite group of master educators in a $1-billion effort to bolster U.S. educational attainment in the subjects of math, science, engineering, and technology.

7/20/2012

Arizona, Oregon, South Carolina, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi and the District of Columbia join 26 states already exempt from strict school testing standards.

7/20/2012

The settlement ends more than two years of litigation over use of a Bloomfield church for commencement exercises.

7/19/2012

7/19/2012

TabPilot is a cloud-based Android management system that allows teachers to control which apps are available on Android devices used in their classrooms.

7/19/2012

The EdIslands Portal is a new site offering schools single sign-on access to Archipelago Learning’s full suite of subscription-based, software-as-a-service products.

7/19/2012

A broad new coalition, led by ASCD and joined by more than two dozen national education organizations, has been formed to better advocate for school programs beyond reading, math, and science.

7/19/2012

Heartland Payment Systems has acquired LunchByte Systems, Inc., a school foodservice back office management and point-of-sale company led by its NUTRIKIDS solution.

7/19/2012

The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students’ achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.

7/19/2012

Repercussions from the horrific acts by Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky reported by the media have yet to fully emerge.

7/19/2012

A new program designed to help autumn-born youngsters develop kindergarten-readiness skills is set to begin next month at three Oroville-area elementary school districts.

7/19/2012

Flagler County School Board members and staff heard some sobering news Tuesday night: The district's revenues will be about $3.8 million less than they anticipated.

7/19/2012

The New Jersey Department of Education has selected 24 districts to participate in either the first year of the state’s principal evaluation pilot program or the second year of its teacher evaluation pilot program this school year.

7/19/2012

Talk of a possible Chicago teacher strike got louder Wednesday, as the head of the school system blasted a fact-finder's recommendation to give teachers a double-digit raise, saying it would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and lead to mass-layoffs and classroom crowding.

7/19/2012

Former Ankeny school Superintendent Matthew Wendt is accused of fraud and deliberately misleading Ankeny school board members in a lawsuit filed in Polk County District court Tuesday.

7/19/2012

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act showed promise to assist education, but some of its results have yet to be realized.

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