Industry News

1/23/2012

1/23/2012

One example of schools educating their students about financial literacy is in VA – where learning company Pearson has created a comprehensive set of personal finance materials, aligned to the state’s newly created financial and economic academic standards.

1/23/2012

Six months after barely closing a $712 million deficit, Chicago Public Schools officials have spent nearly $10 million that has not yet been budgeted in their aggressive push to lengthen the school day.

1/23/2012

A plethora of educational issues will dominate the Colorado political landscape in 2012. Most of them will produce conflict due to competition for limited resources and, in particular, participants with dramatically different educational philosophies.

1/23/2012

Democratic state lawmakers are entering this year's legislative session with a package of bills they say will raise Utah from the bottom of national public education rankings.

1/23/2012

Without approval from the Legislature, Wyoming Department of Education officials have diverted funds intended for specific groups of students and programs to a new teacher professional development program.

1/23/2012

New York state is calling on schools to get tough against bullying and, judging from local school districts, the call is being heeded.

1/23/2012

When Apple announced its textbook initiative, there was a rush of excitement among educators. Textbooks from major publishers, which can cost $40 to $75 dollars in print, would be available as interactive e-books for $15 or less.

1/23/2012

Will the fourth time be the charm for charter schools in Washington? Two companion bills are working their ways through Washington's Senate and House to create charter schools and "Transformation Zone Districts."

1/23/2012

Last week, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue proposed an increase in the state sales tax, taking more than $800 million out of the pockets of North Carolinians. She tries to sell the plan as a tool for education funding, but she fails to offer any meaningful strategy ensuring the money will be spent wisely.

1/23/2012

A plan to strengthen K-12 education, released earlier this week, sets many ambitious deadlines. By the end of the 2012 legislative session for example, Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen wants lawmakers to agree on tough expectations that Maine teachers must meet to be considered effective in the classroom.

1/23/2012

The Long Island education consultant singled out by Gov. Cuomo for raking in millions from the state insisted she’s done nothing wrong — and defended her money-making business.

1/20/2012

1/20/2012

Intel Corporation announced the availability of the latest Intel classmate PCs that will be powered by the new Intel Atom processors.

1/20/2012

Epson BrightLink 455Wi, DC-11 Document Camera and PowerLite 905 have been recognized by Tech & Learning’s 29th annual awards program for excellence in educational technology.

1/20/2012

ePals Corporation and the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation are happy to announce the 15 student winners of their international K12  Invention Challenge.

1/20/2012

Registration is now open for School Improvement Network's latest webinar, which outlines strategies for using the Common Core Standards to improve learning by strengthening teacher and student support in schools.

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