Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:01am
RTC Manufacturing, a provider of school zone safety equipment, has collaborated with Numerex to provide remote connectivity to school-zone warning flashers to alert drivers when schoolchildren are present, especially in low-visibility conditions. The flashers are typically updated manually at each school.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:54am
Mundelein School District 75 launched a new partnership bringing Discovery Education’s new Math Techbook digital math textbook to all middle school students districtwide. The Discovery Educator Network will provide additional support in the district's efforts to transform students’ learning experience with digital media.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:49am
Mesquite ISD will implement the the school administrative software provider's Skyward Student Management Suite in fall of 2016, while Village Tech Schools implemented the Student Management Suite last spring and is currently implementing the School Business Suite.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:10am
The Montana Office of Public Instruction is soliciting candidates for a new committee that will help determine K12 health enhancement curriculum for public schools. The state is using a new process for selecting health enhancement content and performance standards.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:57am
The likelihood that a student will get suspended from school may have a lot to do with their geographic location. The U.S. Department of Education released maps detailing where students are most likely to get suspended from school and their demographics.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:51am
The bill requires that Indianapolis schools report discipline data separated by race, grade, gender, and eligibility for special education services and free or reduced-price meals. It also offers chances at grants for new discipline models.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:44am
The Ohio Coalition for Quality Education is pushing state legislators to start using the measure actively used by the California Charter Schools Association in how Ohio evaluates schools. It's a ratings model that includes socioeconomic factors in its calculation. But researchers and the California charter group say Ohio's value-added is still better.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:41am
School board elections are usually sleepy affairs with miniscule budgets that don’t attract much of the electorate. But as federal and state governments become more polarized and gridlocked, local municipal and school board races such as those in Colorado's Jefferson County are increasingly attractive to large national donors looking to make political points.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:35am
A bill rolled out in the North Carolina Senate Education Committee would transfer oversight of the Charter School Advisory Board from the hands of the state Department of Public Instruction to the control of the State Board of Education and would eliminate the governor's power to appoint the chairman of the advisory board.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:22am
Seattle high schools and middle schools should start at least an hour later than they do now, and most elementary schools should start 90 minutes sooner. The committee's recommendations would cost an estimated $3 million for busing.