Industry News

11/2/2011

11/2/2011

More than 100 city librarians, community members and other Chicago Public Library supporters gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office in City Hall for a protest and story time in response to Emanuel's proposed cuts to library hours and staffing Monday morning.

11/2/2011

In a test of whether recession-scarred voters have any stomach for new taxes, Colorado residents will decide Tuesday whether to drum up nearly $3 billion for education by temporarily increasing state income and sales and use taxes.

11/2/2011

New test scores show the nation's fourth- and eighth-graders are doing the best ever in math, but schools still have a long way to go to get everyone on grade level. In reading, eighth-graders showed some progress.

11/2/2011

Education is in "crisis". That's the message that was conveyed Thursday by education historian Diane Ravitch in a Distinguished Lecture Series appearance at William Paterson University.

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

Despite its academic struggles, North Chicago Community High School could count on at least one piece of good news: Students were getting their diplomas. The school reported a 90.3 percent graduation rate in 2010.

11/1/2011

A new report reveals that most US schools are testing tablet devices, with the aim of having more tablets per students than computers by 2016.

11/1/2011

Independent research recently confirmed that 422 Title 1 schools significantly and consistently outperformed their non-Title 1 peers, experiencing dramatically higher gains in test scores than any other schools. The achievements were thanks to many factors, including talented teachers, passionate administrators, and students who had a desire to learn. But there was only one common denominator: On-demand professional development with PD 360.

11/1/2011

Archipelago Learning Inc. announced it ranked 196th on the Technology Fast 500™ ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Archipelago Learning grew 483 percent during the five-year period from 2006-2010.

11/1/2011

Sublime Learning is offering ongoing support for the Special Education Department of Philadelphia City School District. With eTeachables libraries, Sublime brings Philadelphia's special education department easy to use, online professional development videos that focus on integrating software and hardware already available in the district.

11/1/2011

Knowledge Delivery Systems has developed two new courses on Internet safety and cyberbullying as part of its online professional development suite of products. The courses include, "Cyber Savvy: Promoting Students’ Safe and Civil Internet Practice" and "Cyberbullying: Empowering Students Against Digital Aggression, Abuse, and Exploitation". 

11/1/2011

Dozens of states intend to apply for waivers that would free their schools from a federal requirement that they set aside hundreds of millions of dollars a year for after-school tutoring, a program many researchers say has been ineffective.

11/1/2011

Jackson Public Schools needs about $176.2 million for renovation, repair and modernization of classrooms, according to the Council of the Great City Schools, a coalition of U.S. urban school districts.

11/1/2011

The rancor that has followed former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz's attempts to open charter schools across New York City is coming to a place that hasn't experienced it before: a middle-class neighborhood outside Manhattan.

11/1/2011

Blackboard Learn increases capacity for providing teacher training and certification.

11/1/2011

Get an insider's guide to refurbished computers from our special report.

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