Industry News

11/17/2014

11/17/2014

Developed in collaboration with the National Center for Literacy Education and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) Project ReimaginED is a new social learning community for teacher and technology coaches to collaborate real time to develop lessons that align to the standards.

11/17/2014

Educators are pleading for help to address the huge challenges associated with meeting the needs of tens of thousands of at-risk kids.

11/17/2014

Too few of our modern-day state leaders appreciate the absolute role they must play in bringing about substantive change in America’s schools.

11/14/2014

11/14/2014

The Maine Charter School Commission approved Maine Virtual Academy, the state’s second virtual charter school. The school, which will contract with K12 Inc., will enable students to take courses online and communicate with teachers through email, phone calls and online meetings.

11/14/2014

Working with the trend of naturally lit offices, InFocus Corporation released ultra-bright IN3130a network projectors. With up to 4500 lumens, InFocus designed the IN3134a, IN3136a and IN3138HDa specifically for use in spaces with significant ambient light.

11/14/2014

The School Business Suite from Skyward has been picked by Prairie Grove CSD 46 and Lyons School District 103 to reduce costs and improve district-wide business efficiencies.

11/14/2014

Andy Craig, who has been Hoover's school superintendent for eight years, has agreed to become Alabama Department of Education's new deputy superintendent for administrative and financial services. Elmore County Superintendent Jeff Langham will leave his position of nine years to start as the state's assistant superintendent for external and governmental affairs.

11/14/2014

Citing health issues and another job opportunity, Charlevoix Public Schools Superintendent Bob Gendron said he will leave his post with the district.

11/14/2014

The state Senate’s education committee endorsed a bill that would direct the New Jersey Department of Education to study the idea of requiring middle and high schools to start their days after 8:30 a.m. and the positive and negative impacts on districts and families.

11/14/2014

The Baldwin County school board has identified $350 million in capital needs over the next decade, and will ask voters to go to the polls in March to approve an 8-mill tax increase to help fund it.

11/14/2014

Impact One has organized a new in-school gang intervention program called “School Changers.” The group has teamed with three schools — Omaha North, Omaha South High School and Blackburn High School to identify the highest-risk youth, potential gang leaders, and pay them to change.

11/14/2014

Thousands of high school seniors from Boulder to the Denver suburbs are skipping new state-mandated science and social studies tests, the latest flare-up in an escalating battle over Colorado's standardized tests. The no-shows in some of the state's highest-performing and wealthiest districts come amid growing anxiety about overtesting.

11/14/2014

An Iowa student's refusal to be weighed sparked a weight-related debate and prompted the school district to suspend weighing students as part of a measure to determine their body mass index, a common health assessment tool in schools across the country.

11/14/2014

The use of e-cigarettes is growing, according to a new report from the CDC. High school students that reported using an e-cigarette within the last 30 days has increased from 2.8 percent in 2012 to 4.5 percent in 2013.

11/14/2014

Any system expanded so far that it provides post-season opportunities to any team has gone too far. A winless playoff team helps expose the absurdity of the high school football system in New Jersey, but the mismatches we are seeing are also dangerous, leading not only to embarrassment but a greater likelihood of injuries.

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