Industry News

11/4/2011

11/4/2011

Califone's WB80 can be mounted to virtually any surface with ease, regardless of electrical outlets or strength of the wall. The WB80 comes equipped with sensor pieces that attach to any blank wall or whiteboard surface. Once the sensors are in place, and the included software installed onto any PC, the whiteboard is ready for use, running solely on USB power.

11/4/2011

PLATO Learning has introduced vCourses, rigorous, research-based courses designed to meet the needs of 21st century learners. PLATO vCourses benefits include a streamlined workflow, an intuitive and easy to navigate user interface for learners and support services.

11/4/2011

ASCD is pleased to announce Discovery Education as the first lead partner for the association’s much-anticipated 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show. ASCD's 67th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, "A Collective Call to Action," held in Philadelphia, Pa., March 24–26, will explore what committed educators are doing to support the success of each learner.

11/4/2011

Eric Lewis of Western Alamance High School in Elon, North Carolina won the top prize in the x2VOL Video Contest sponsored by intelliVOL—developers of the x2VOL volunteer tracking and reporting system for high schools. The contest awards scholarships to high school students who best convey the importance of community service through video.

11/4/2011

Education officials in the Northeast worried Thursday about having to shorten school vacations to make up for all the days students have missed because of power failures caused by last weekend's snowstorm, combined with days lost to Hurricane Irene at the start of the academic year.

11/4/2011

This web seminar will show you how districts are improving reading comprehension scores in grades 3-5 with a web-based program called Headsprout

11/4/2011

SpringBoard®, from the CollegeBoard, gives students in a Florida district a leg up on college readiness.

11/4/2011

Hundreds of Long Island (N.Y.) public school principals are challenging the state Education Department and criticizing new standards for evaluating educators.

11/4/2011

The U.S. Department of Education’s statistical and testing arm, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), released its latest “progress” report November 1st: The survey measuring fourth- and eighth-grade scores on the controversial National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, was billed as having found “significant” improvement for both grades in math and a slight improvement in reading — until one examines the numbers.

11/4/2011

The two most common criticisms about charter schools are that A) many of them aren’t that good and B) the good ones can’t be replicated to serve enough kids to really make a difference.

11/4/2011

Wisconsin school teachers would have to promote abstinence and marriage over contraception in sex education classes, under a controversial bill passed by the state Senate on Wednesday night.

11/4/2011

For education reformers, this is the best of times. New technologies offer hope to many kids who just don't fit in traditional public schools, and improvement to many others who do.

11/4/2011

Praising the state for improving its test scores but noting that it still trails New England and much of the country, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for the public to continue to demand more from the education system (and the government) in a visit to Rhode Island Wednesday.

11/4/2011

Alabama's attorney general is questioning the U.S. Justice Department's legal authority to get enrollment information about all students in many Alabama school districts as part of its federal lawsuit challenging the state's tough new immigration law.

11/4/2011

The Michigan Senate passed legislation Wednesday that requires school districts to develop anti-bullying policies, but the father of the boy for whom the bill is named says he has strong objections to language inserted at the last minute.

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