Industry News

10/13/2011

10/13/2011

On a Saturday morning in August, Philip Cleary stood in a white, fluorescent-lit classroom in Washington Heights, facing a dozen sleepy seventh graders he and others are training to pass an entrance exam for the city’s seven specialized high schools.

10/13/2011

About a dozen Atlanta educators implicated in the district's cheating scandal find out Thursday whether Georgia education officials will strip them of their teaching certificates, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

10/13/2011

The state Department of Education has awarded a $2.5 million grant to support a program that coaches principals in high-needs schools.

10/13/2011

While the debate on whether to merge the Scott County School District with the Forest Municipal Separate School District continues, there are several state laws that address the re-alignment of school districts and their boundaries.

10/13/2011

The Pinellas County School Board decided Tuesday to cut ties with an educational program affiliated with the Boy Scouts.

10/13/2011

ClickN KIDS phonics and spelling programs help children learn the basics in an engaging and interactive environment that makes learning fun at home or at school. Whether a child is an eager student who needs to be challenged outside of the classroom or a student with a learning disability who needs extra lessons, ClickN KIDS offers something for all kids.

10/13/2011

More than 50 board members will pilot a cloud-based enterprise messaging platform to submit course credits of continuing education sessions attended via text from their mobile devices. Texas Association of School Boards' annual conference organizers hope that using the AT&T Global Smart Messaging Suite will improve the speed and efficiency of continuing education reporting.

10/13/2011

Schools that are looking for ways to make classrooms more inclusive have a new resource for preparing teachers with a new DVD: "You’re Going to Love This Kid!” A Professional Development Package for Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom.

10/13/2011

An unusually divided state Board of Education couldn't agree Tuesday on how to advise the Michigan Legislature on a package of bills that would allow an unlimited number of charter schools to open statewide, among other changes.

10/13/2011

Layoffs hit nearly 3 percent of teachers in New York this year, according to a survey released Tuesday by the state Council of School Superintendents.

10/13/2011

The Alabama State Board of Education has narrowed its choices for the next state schools superintendent down to four. On Tuesday they selected the four from a pool of applicants whose size disappointed some board members.

10/13/2011

Harris School Solutions has been awarded the San Bernardino County (Calif.) Superintendent of Schools Regional Occupational Program (ROP) contract. Harris will implement the AIM solution, replacing the county's current student information system.

10/12/2011

10/12/2011

Center for Business Innovation (CBI) introduced Managed Print Services (MPS) to Dearborn Public Schools, the fifth largest school district in the state of Michigan. DPS will save nearly 14.6% on their technology costs with CBI’s solution. MPS helps districts reduce print costs, streamline their consumables and increase productivity.

 

10/12/2011

If you’re being asked to reduce costs and increase results, or to rethink the delivery of education for your classroom, school or district, the Software & Information Industry Association wants to hear from you! Complete our 3-minute survey to help software developers understand the “New Normal” for preK-12 education as you’re experiencing it. You’ll help software companies create solutions that better meet your needs and you’ll be entered into a random drawing for a free $50 gift card to Best Buy.

10/12/2011

To be eligible for Brightpoint Literacy's new $500 Classroom Literacy Mini Grant, educators must complete a short online application stating how they would use $500 of Brightpoint Literacy products to improve the reading ability of struggling students. The application must be received by Oct. 14. The winner will be announced Oct. 31.

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