The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) released two draft accommodations policies for public comment, the reading access accommodation and the calculator use accommodation.
Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.® announced the PowerSync Roller 10 for iPad1and PowerSync Roller 20 for iPad mini, the first charging and management solutions for iOS devices with Lightning1,and the first such management solution in a padded and portable travel case.
The tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo. in May 2011 killed more than 150 people, demolished thousands of homes and businesses, and damaged or destroyed 10 public schools. To encourage students to discuss their feelings, the Joplin School District partnered with a local mental health center to offer students a free, 24-hour communication tool that allows them to confidentially reach out for help.
Glastonbury (Conn.) Public Schools is the latest district to roll out a plan to provide iPads to its 2,200 high school students—and it is only the first step to significantly reduce textbook costs and focus on providing a 21st-century learning environment for its students.
Hospitals, schools, military, commercial and retail facilities often require openings that need increased monitoring, extra protection against theft or vandalism, or unique safety and notification solutions.
Schools are increasingly embracing technology as a necessary educational tool. In talking with teachers in schools that integrate technology widely across grade levels, the developmental sequence is one that begins with establishing basic infrastructure such as high-speed wireless in every school.
St. Paul district leaders have picked Dell to design a key piece of their eight-year technology plan. At more than $4.2 million over five years, the proposal was also more expensive than other pitches.
Westford, Mass. schools will more than likely have to face another year of difficult decisions during this spring’s discussions on the next fiscal year’s budget, including the question of whether to hire a districtwide technology coordinator.
Located on the North Carolina border in eastern Tennessee, the rural Blount County school system, which has 20,000 students and four major high schools, was looking for a better way to get information about specific safety issues to its socioeconomically diverse population. Here's their success story.