Archbishop Stepinac High School, a private all-boys school in White Plains, NY, has gone to an all-digital textbook library this school year, after two years and more than $1 million in infrastructure preparations.
Education programs in prison have a massive impact on recidivism. Based on a new study, the largest to date measuring the effectiveness of prison education programs, "inmates who participated in correctional education programs had 43 percent lower odds of returning to prison than inmates who did not." The study also set out to find whether technology-led instruction among inmates could cut down on recidivism as well as teacher-led instruction. The results were positive.
Aruba Networks and Stoneware have launched LanSchool Lite Plus, a new version of Stoneware's classroom management and monitoring tool specifically designed for Aruba wireless local area networks.
High school students can take college-level courses -- for free! -- plus win a chance to appear in a video with veteran science educator and TV personality Bill Nye the Science Guy, thanks to a new program from Sophia.org.
Bradford Networks, a provider of secure network access control (NAC) solutions, has launched its new Network Sentry cloud service.
The deep pockets of Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) have opened again — this time to fund innovation within two specific urban school districts to set up "breakthrough" learning models for improving student outcomes.
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Jupiter Ed has launched Jupiter iO, a cloud solution that combines a student information system, learning management system, analytics, and gradebook for K-12 schools.
Online education provider Advanced Academics has updated its online math and English/language arts courses to align with Common Core State Standards and require additional rigor on the part of students.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has issued a request for proposal for "a computer-based test delivery platform, an assessment item repository, a data warehouse, score reporting tools, and a score reports design study," according to a news release from the 20-state consortium.
The success of the largest education reform effort of the last decade — Common Core State Standards — is contingent upon effective teacher professional development, according to a new report. But professional development needs to become more than a string of one-day workshops in order to help teachers make the transition.