Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 10:40am
This month's recommended reading for district leaders includes books on the levers that improve learning, creating student-engaged assessment systems and integrating technology successfully.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:59am
M. Night Shyamalan, best known for writing and directing such films as The Sixth Sense and The Village, recently took on the role of education researcher, trying to discover the “secret recipe” to successful education in the United States.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 1:08am
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Motorola Solutions and Chardon Area Schools launched the SchoolSAFE Solution, which provides an instantaneous link to first responders in an emergency. The software enables interoperable radio communications between school personnel and first responders in compliance with National Incident Management System guidelines.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 03/09/2014 - 2:34pm
The FCC issued a Public Notice revealing E-rate program reform actions under consideration, including a one-time targeted support for schools and libraries that lag behind in broadband connectivity. E-rate consulting firm Funds For Learning will discuss the E-rate program news in a free webinar on March 13.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 03/09/2014 - 2:25pm
Extron Electronics launch its new PoleVault Digital Systems, a family of complete, easy-to-use AV switching and control systems that seamlessly integrate digital and analog video sources.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 03/09/2014 - 1:14pm
School transportation officials in Boston want to replace yellow school buses with MBTA passes for 4,500 middle-school students. The district spends about $100 million annually on transportation (10 percent of the operating budget). That’s the highest percentage of any urban school district in the nation.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:39am
The example now causing a ruckus is in Pinellas County. Schools there use palm scanners to authorize withdrawals from pre-paid accounts, moving lunch lines faster and giving students more time to eat.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:32am
South Dakota has been given the green light from the U.S. Department of Education to field test new state assessments this spring. A waiver, approved earlier this year, will allow schools to take new assessments in math and language arts in lieu of the Dakota STEP test, the previous assessment.