Tutoring Chicago announced its recent update to its long-term strategy, which includes a name change reflecting its expansion into more areas of Chicago.
School Specialty, Inc. (Nasdaq:SCHS), a leading K-12 education company with the broadest array of products in the education market, today announced partnerships with three of the industry's classroom technology leaders.
Initial reports indicate that only 60 percent of eligible voters cast their ballot in last week’s presidential election. Key to growing citizen participation in elections and other activities that will maintain a strong U.S. democracy is an increased emphasis on civics education in schools.
K12 Inc., the nation’s leading provider of technology-powered individualized education solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school, announced it has launched the first in a series of content available through the PEAK12TM Library, a new tool that enables instructors to quickly and easily personalize online courses for individual students, groups, classes, schools or districts.
Based on the success of a single school pilot program in 2011, Spokane Public Schools (SPS) will implement Hobsons’ Naviance across its middle and high schools, helping over 10,000 students better prepare for post-secondary success.
When Chapman School Principal Conrad Woodhead heard a presentation last year by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, on the benefits of using Apple’s iPod Touch in classrooms, he wanted to know more.
A draft bill prepared for Gov. Rick Snyder would fundamentally change K-12 education in Michigan, allowing students to choose school districts, make greater use of online learning and earn financial incentives of $2,500 per semester for completing high school early.
More technology in the classroom is the most common request Grants Management and Professional Development Director Joseph Reyda receives from teachers. New state teaching standards make accessible technology more important than ever.
South Madison and Frankton-Lapel Community Schools have each received $30,000 technology planning grants from the Indiana Department of Education's eLearning office.
Superintendent Deasy wants to give each L.A. Unified student a high-tech device. That would mean 700,000 pieces of digital equipment costing about $450 million, not counting more than $200 million (and possibly double that) to update the campus' wireless Internet service. But his plan needs work.
Deasy's request for a first-phase infusion of $17.4 million in school bond money fell short by one vote.The vote was only advisory, and the school board could still approve the expenditure, but for now Deasy's office says he has no plans to bring it up again, and that's a good idea.
It may not be long until it becomes common to hear teachers start a lesson by asking students to pull out their cellphones.
As schools try to add more technology during a time when they are receiving less funding, many will begin to consider allowing students to use devices they already own. That will include cell phones and electronic tablets like iPads.
The Petoskey (Mich.) school board voted unanimously to purchase Microsoft Office productivity software from CDW. It will be installed on 450 computer workstations acquired earlier this fall.
The National Education Technology Standards (NETS), conceived by the International Society for Technology in Education, provides examples of what the NETS look like in practice. Included in this tool are measurable skills students can be expected to achieve at specified age ranges and content-related examples of activities and tools that build proficiency.