Industry News

10/13/2011

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.

10/12/2011

This web seminar shows you how to manage Wi-Fi growth without sacrificing resources, security and network quality.

10/12/2011

Find handy checklists, surveys and other tools that you can use to monitor the effectiveness of your school wellness policy.

10/12/2011

Lexia will provide Edina students with its breakthrough, technology-based reading curriculum that advances reading skills development for all students pre–K through grade 4, and intensifies and accelerates learning for at-risk students in grades 4–12. The program also includes an embedded assessment that gathers student performance data without administering a test.

10/12/2011

A senior Senate Democrat released a draft of a sprawling revision of the No Child Left Behind education law that would dismantle the provisions of the law that used standardized test scores in reading and math to label tens of thousands of public schools as failing.

10/12/2011

Most of the problems with testing have one surprising source: cheating by school administrators and teachers.

10/12/2011

Texas school districts and parents are headed back to the courthouse in another effort to get more equitable funding for public schools.

10/12/2011

I've been contacted a few times over the last week or so by representatives of the San Diego Unified School District and other parties who think I've been a little unclear, and possibly unfair, in my exploration into the district's paradigm shift in special education.

10/12/2011

An unusually divided Michigan State Board of Education couldn’t come to an agreement on how to weigh in on a package of bills in the Michigan Legislature that would in part allow an unlimited number of charter schools to open statewide.

10/12/2011

After an Alabama judge ruled that students’ immigration statuses must be verified in order to attend school, thousands of Hispanic families have fled from the state. This outrageous law must go.

10/12/2011

The Hawaii Department of Education will seek a waiver to key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law, which requires that schools meet rising annual proficiency goals or face increasing sanctions.

10/12/2011

Citing Pennsylvania's high dropout rates, Gov. Tom Corbett promoted taxpayer-paid vouchers as the ticket to a better education for low-income students in the state's worst-performing school districts as he detailed a broader plan to improve and reshape public education in Pennsylvania.

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