US drops case against MIT professor accused of ties to China

The Justice Department on Thursday dropped charges against an MIT professor accused of concealing ties to the Chinese government, in another setback to a federal initiative set up to prevent economic espionage and Beijing’s theft of trade secrets and academic research. . The department revealed its decision in the case against Jang Chen in federal … Read more

Washington County School District Expands Use of PowerSchool Solutions, Adds Unified Insights to Help Continue Creating Engaging Learning Environments | National

Folsom, CA – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Jan 21, 2022 – PowerSchool (NYSE: PWSC), a leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education, announced today that the Washington County School District (WCSD) in St. PowerSchool to facilitate embedded learning and management approaches. Tasks. WCSD recently selected PowerSchool Unified Insights to aggregate student, teacher and school district … Read more

Washington County School District Expands Use of PowerSchool Solutions, Adds Unified Insights to Help Continue Creating Engaging Learning Environments | Business

Folsom, CA – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Jan 21, 2022 – PowerSchool (NYSE: PWSC), a leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education, announced today that the Washington County School District (WCSD) in St. PowerSchool to facilitate embedded learning and management approaches. Tasks. WCSD recently selected PowerSchool Unified Insights to aggregate student, teacher and school district … Read more

Experts: International Day of Education | January 24 | Newsroom

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as the International Day of Education to celebrate the role of education for peace and development. The theme for the Fourth International Day of Education is “Changing course, transforming education”. Transforming the future requires urgent rebalancing or our relationships with one another, with nature as well as … Read more

Literati Expands Into Book Fair Market With Acquisition of Follett Book Fairs | Business

AUSTIN, Texas – (BUSINESS WIRE) – January 19, 2022 – Literati, a subscription book company for readers of all ages, today announced its acquisition of Follett Book Fairs. This acquisition will expand Literati’s existing business model to include Literati Book Fairs, the national book fair program for PK-8 schools across the country. “Book fairs remain … Read more

State Efforts to Close the K-12 Digital Divide May Come Up Short | Best States

By Stephanie Holcombe, Andrea Heitling, Gregory Poromescu, and Vishal Trehan In 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that his state’s education officials had “closed” the digital divide by ensuring that every student in a public school had a laptop or tablet and Internet access. “Bridging the digital divide was not just about meeting the … Read more

Leading California School District Leverages Naviance by PowerSchool to Boost Migrant Student Population’s College Preparedness | Business

Folsom, California – (BUSINESS WIRE) – January 19, 2022 – PowerSchool (NYSE: PWSC), the leading provider of cloud-based programs for K-12 education, is proud to support the continued growth of the Napa Valley Unified School District (USD) immigrant education program using Naviance by PowerSchool. Hand-selected by Napa Valley USD, Naviance serves a significant segment of … Read more

Bill would cut in-person class time by 20% in Washington schools | News

(Center Square) – In 2020, students and parents are taking a crash course in distance learning as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now some lawmakers in Washington state want to pass legislation that would allow up to one day a week of remote school to be conducted on a permanent basis. It … Read more

DeVry University Leaning in to Close Diversity Gap In Technology-Driven Careers | News

Naperville, Illinois – (BUSINESS WIRE) – January 18, 2022 – The workforce equity divide continues as the workforce is significantly reshaped by continuous technological change, making technical fluency even more vital to help bridge this gap. DeVry University is committed to being a part of this solution with the launch of the NextGen Hispanic Scholars … Read more

RCCSS superintendent reflects on educational vocation as retirement approaches | Education

When Barb Honeycutt was growing up in Plum City, Wisconsin, she listened to the stories her father told about teaching in a one-room school. His education ended in that lonely room before she was even born, but the stories are still boiling in her imagination. He was saying, I taught them all. Honeycutt recalls, “I … Read more