The Chambersburg Area School District chose Nevin Greesey as its new supervisor of data collection and integration. He will be responsible for overseeing data gathering and input to fulfill mandates from the state Department of Education.
Two Midlands school districts have been selected to join Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of schools working toward innovation in technology and education. They join seven other districts to trade ideas on what works to better serve students.
Discovery Education has begun working with Tennessee’s Oak Ridge Schools to create digital learning environments in classrooms districtwide. Through a six-year partnership, Discovery Education will support Oak Ridge Schools’ plan to implement a 1-to-1 learning initiative with digital content and professional development.
Big Spring School District in Pennsylvania has selected Follett’s Aspen student information system for its student data collection, reporting and management. The Aspen platform connects student information to classroom curricular, educational and communication tools.
Close to 100 venture-backed education-focused startups raised over $500 million in the first quarter of 2014, marking the single biggest quarter for capital committed to the sector in the past five years, according to CrunchBase data.
ADVANCEfeedback, a platform designed to manage the observation and feedback process, is Insight Education Group's newest offering for for teachers and school leaders. Through live or video-based observations, the program provides feedback, identifies examples of great teaching and more.
Innovation Tech, a new BOCES high school opening in Liverpool in September, will have an entirely project-based learning curriculum integrating students, teachers, businesses and local colleges. A second high school will be opened in Cortland, N.Y., in 2016. Both schools will be part of California-based New Tech Network.
Merced Union High School District will spend $8.7 million to give close to 8,000 students their own Google Chromebooks for instruction by August. The funding is a combination of $5.5 million from the Federal Communications Commission and another $3.2 million in funds from a Common Core implementation budget.
Only 16 percent of U.S. high school seniors are considered proficient in mathematics and are also interested in a STEM career. American businesses can no longer accept the status quo. We have an obligation to foster a passion for STEM education right here in our country.
Women make up about half of the workforce in America, but they only represent 24 percent of the workforce in STEM fields. The Million Women Mentor program is working to create a sustainable pipeline of women by mobilizing and engaging one million men and women to serve as STEM mentors by 2018.
The North Brunswick Board of Education has approved a tentative budget for 2014-2015 that would raise school taxes by 2 percent and includes $11.95 million in state aid. In addition to filling several new therapist, administrative and aide positions, the district will be adding more than 10 teachers.