K12 Headlines

11/1/2011

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

Parents of school-age children in Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield should know that the Virginia Association of School Superintendents have presented their Blueprint for the Future of Public Education to the State board of Education.

11/1/2011

Michigan residents overwhelmingly support giving parents whose children attend failing schools the option to send their kids to better schools, according to results of a survey released.

11/1/2011

Illinois' latest standardized test results show that the achievement gap among elementary school students is narrowing, largely because of gains among black, special education and low-income students, the Illinois State Board of Education announced Monday.

11/1/2011

A new, free white paper assists schools and municipalities with management of the challenges and costs that can result from the discovery of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in their buildings.

10/31/2011

10/31/2011

To help students master foundational math skills, Curriculum Associates has expanded the CAMS & STAMS family of products by making CAMS (Comprehensive Assessment for Mathematics Strategies) & STAMS (Strategies to Achieve Mathematics Success) available for grades 1-2. In addition, the company has added math practice with STAMS Solve.

10/31/2011

New Full-Color Expiring Badges have been added to the Visitor Pass Solutions product line. Developed by Data Management Inc., these self-adhesive labels can be used by organizations to print visitor badges in full color, including color photos and color coding (to help control access to different parts of a facility).

10/31/2011

One Call Now only had to make one call to notify all parents and staff of the school closing when 48 exotic animals escaped from a wild-animal preserve in Zanesville, Ohio, just east of Columbus. Thousands of parents rely on One Call Now to receive voice, SMS text, and email messages in multiple languages about school emergencies, information, and events.

 

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