Industry News

3/17/2015

3/17/2015

The Missouri district's school board has picked Sean Alan Smith, now superintendent in the Archie School District. He will succeed Blaine Henningsen, who has announced plans to retire after seven years with the district.

3/17/2015

Under a new partnership, when teachers deliver a STAR assessment from Renaissance Learning, results will directly link to a large collection of skill-aligned resources from OpenEd. ­

3/17/2015

In addition to SafeStop App's current real-time bus locator, predictive arrival times and messaging areas, the new version will include an updated parent portal website.

3/17/2015

Linda Goewey has been picked by the New York district as superintendent of schools. She is currently the assistant superintendent of instruction and personnel at the Central Square Central School District, a position she has held for almost five years.

3/17/2015

District officials are asking the Alabama attorney general for an opinion as to whether the Hoover school board has to release individual employees' payroll records when salary schedules are available and employees object.

3/17/2015

A proposed Maine bill would allow school districts to lower the mandatory attendance age from 7 to 5. It gives schools the power to step in on behalf of its youngest students before a truancy pattern develops. But for it to be effective, schools have to collect and monitor real-time data on attendance, so they can identify at-risk students and respond quickly.

3/17/2015

Beyond the value of teaching democracy by practicing it and developing leaders by giving them a leadership role, the exclusion of students in districtwide and schoolwide decision-making is pragmatically unsound. Our efforts to educate them would benefit from including the voices of these students.

3/17/2015

Gaps in wealth, not in education, between black and white families may be the most powerful force locking Americans into their social class. Black Americans with college degrees have less in savings and other assets than white Americans who dropped out of high school.

3/17/2015

A national group that promotes tax-funded, privately operated charter schools, gave Ohio low marks for its state laws and policies allowing the growth of the alternative public schools. Center for Education Reform's report ranked Ohio 28 out of the 42 states and District of Columbia that allow charter schools.

3/17/2015

A plan by Boston public schools to cut cafeteria costs by reducing the variety and number of offerings is raising concerns among some parents and food service employees. The changes, scheduled to begin next month, affect more than 40 schools with on-site kitchens.

3/16/2015

3/16/2015

Stone County School District partnered with PresenceLearning to provide students with online access to an additional fully certified Master’s level speech-language professional.

3/16/2015

If the linkage can be established between a student’s civil right to a free and appropriate education, their attempt to enter a charter school and subsequent denial of same because of an existing law (the charter school cap), then the aforementioned barristers will have created the potential for a landmark case, comparable to any in the annals of education law in Massachusetts.

3/16/2015

Education has become highly competitive. We hear about district, statewide, national and international data. We hear politicians and interest groups tell us their interpretation of this data, which they use as a basis to further their agendas. Unfortunately, the resulting headlines don’t always tell the whole story.

3/16/2015

The correlation between school spending and student achievement is far weaker than commonly thought.

3/16/2015

Seventy new high school courses have been added to Fuel Education's online catalog for the 2015-16 school year. The courses, which are designed to be used in class, at home, in a blended program, or in a fully online environment, are now available in core, comprehensive, honors and AP levels, plus remediation and credit recovery.

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