Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:03pm
Discovery Education will launch Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Summer School on August 1. Throughout the month-long initiative, each day of the week will be dedicated to introducing new digital tools and resources educators can use to create digital learning environments for students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:52pm
Scenario Learning has released a new SafeSchools Training Active Shooter for Administrators course, written by school safety experts Michael and Chris Dorn. Created for school and district administrators, the course outlines evidence-based methods to improve the odds of survival during an active shooter event.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:37am
As Whitmore Lake Public Schools teeters on the brink of plunging into debt, its officials and those from Ann Arbor Public Schools are now investigating the feasibility of Ann Arbor annexing the smaller district.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:31am
A joint committee at the state Legislature approved $12 million in spending for 118 school-safety resource officers in 32 districts statewide.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:00am
The Indianapolis Public Schools partnered with the The Mind Trust nonprofit education reform group to launch the Innovation School Fellowship competition, asking for ideas to build a better school. The winners will open and run new schools, which will have autonomy, similar to charter schools. This sounds like a perfect idea for Chicago's public school system.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:51am
Although we can never fully keep our students out of harm’s way, educators, architects and designers can take into account strategic administration placement on campus, smart innovations in school construction and single point of access to pave the way to a safer tomorrow, and to avoid future tragedies.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:37am
Learning.com has incorporated enhancements to EasyTech, a digital literacy curriculum that helps students develop technology skills while they study core subjects. The updates include new technology pre-tests for Next-Generation Assessments, new lessons and more.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:24am
McGraw-Hill Professional announced a partnership with Follett to further expand availability of its eBook collection to K12 school library customers globally.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:19am
OnCourse Systems for Education debuted its new OnCourse SGO application to help educators cope with Student Growth Objectives paperwork. It features dashboards, smart automation and a state submission.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:43pm
In a move highly objected to by charter school advocates, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education refused to abandon a new way of determining which districts get more charter schools and even voted to bolster the use of a controversial set of data.