News From (November, 2011)
|HNI Corporation Announces the Acquisition of Sagus International, Inc.
Posted On: Thursday, November 17, 2011
HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) has announced it has acquired Sagus International, Inc., a privately held designer and manufacturer of educational furniture solutions.
News From (October, 2011)
|Education News Digest: 10/18/2011
Posted On: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Is the charter school boom really good for kids?, Jeb Bush, Melinda Gates, Sal Khan and the coming digital learning battle; University studies crowdsourcing for intelligence; Colleges take varied approaches to iPad experiments, with mixed results
|Education News Digest: 10/13/2011
Posted On: Thursday, October 13, 2011
Challenge to students: Have space station run Your experiment; Education: Too much testing?; Teachers suggest five steps to better professional development; The college bubble.
|Education News Digest: 10/06/2011
Posted On: Thursday, October 06, 2011
How to support your education system; Better data urged to link K-12 and Postsecondary; Equal Protection for Shostakovich? Justices Question Lawyers in Copyright Case.
News From (September, 2011)
|Education News Digest: 9/26/2011
Posted On: Monday, September 26, 2011
Preschool funding for kids now pays off billions later; 10 Internet technologies educators should be informed about – 2011 update; Newark schools start to put $100 million gift to work; Online K-12 schools growing amid criticism, questions.
|Education News Digest: 9/21/2011
Posted On: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
CMS named country's top urban school district; Why education reform keeps failing; Why We Need For-Profit Colleges; Education Impact of Jobs Bill Under Debate.
|Education News Digest: 9/19/2011
Posted On: Monday, September 19, 2011
Pipeline Into Partnerships offers minority students a chance; Future of Obama education program cloudy; Newark Is Betting on a Wave of New Principals; Launch of America's First Ever "Education Reform" News Gathering Service.
News From (August, 2011)
|Education News Digest: 8/22/2011
Posted On: Monday, August 22, 2011
The Super-Connected Classroom: Experiments in Ingenuity From the Ground Up; Review of Census Data Reveals Information Tied to Schools; Social media find place in classroom; Schools Reopen to Face Tough Budget Choices.
|Education News Digest 8/12/2011
Posted On: Friday, August 12, 2011
A Restructuring Of U.S. Education Could Create Substantial Equity; Adults struggle to grasp “new” bullying; Teachers Feeling 'Beat Down' As School Year Starts; California reports eighth-grade dropout rate for first time.
|Education News Digest 8/8/2011
Posted On: Monday, August 08, 2011
Candidates would spend more on schools; Overriding a Key Education Law; Education takes a beating nationwide.
News From (July, 2011)
|Education News Digest: 7/15/2011
Posted On: Friday, July 15, 2011
Study: Emerging Technology Has Positive Impact in Classroom; Innovation schools catch on.
|Education News Digest: 7/1/2011
Posted On: Friday, July 01, 2011
States Threaten To Defy 'No Child Left Behind'; Teacher Grades: Pass or Be Fired; With New Lists, Federal Government Moves to Help Consumers and Prod Colleges to Limit Price Increases
News From (June, 2011)
|Education News Digest: 6/23/2011
Posted On: Thursday, June 23, 2011
Math videos go from YouTube hit to classroom tool; Teacher quality must be Job 1 of education reform in L.A.; 3-year college degree programs not catching on.
|Education News Digest: 6/13/2011
Posted On: Monday, June 13, 2011
EPA's tests of air outside schools find problems; Retailers see tablets hitting classrooms soon; Industry puts heat on schools to teach skills employers need; Education Secretary may agree to waivers on ‘No Child’ law requirements.
|Sagus Inspired Designers with Harmonious Blend of Furniture and Design
Posted On: Monday, June 06, 2011
Sagus International inspired attendees at The Office Exhibition 2011 in Dubai, UAE with their furniture's harmonious blend of functionality and design. The company displayed a range of affordable products that transform environments to improve results.
News From (May, 2011)
|Education News Digest
Posted On: Friday, May 20, 2011
‘Future of education’ panel previews education reform debate; Schools may fare better under revised budget plan; Illinois Education Overhaul at Risk
|Education News Digest: 5/13/11
Posted On: Friday, May 13, 2011
Improving the Science of Teaching Science, State House Sends School Reform Bill to Governor’s Desk, Detroit's Education Rehab: Are Charters A Solution?, Obama Calls for Congress to Pass Education Reforms
|Education News Digest: 5/6/11
Posted On: Friday, May 06, 2011
Failing Grades on Civics Exam Called a ‘Crisis’, Survey: Educators lack training to teach online safety, Without A College Degree, Hard-Pressed For Jobs
News From (April, 2011)
|Education News Digest: 4/1/11
Posted On: Friday, April 01, 2011
US House reinstates DC school voucher program; Suburban Parents Blocked In Try For Charter Schools; As Sweeping Layoffs Loom, Schools Gird for Turmoil.
News From (March, 2011)
|Education News Digest: 3/17/11
Posted On: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Florida House Approves Ending Tenure for New Teachers; Duncan: 'No Child Left Behind' creates failure for U.S. schools; State, Local Policies Seen to Slow Personalized Learning
News From (February, 2011)
|Education News Digest: 2/18/11
Posted On: Friday, February 18, 2011
House GOP Presses for Deep Cuts to Education; White House aims to revamp education law by summer; U.S. education secretary calls for more teacher-district cooperation; Christie Proposes Ending Tenure for Poor Teachers.
|Education News Digest: 2/14/11
Posted On: Monday, February 14, 2011
Mixed Report Card for Education Stimulus After 2 Years; D.C. schools to use data from teacher evaluation system in new ways; Gov. Kitzhaber plans a powerful Oregon education board.
|Education News Digest: 2/3/11
Posted On: Thursday, February 03, 2011
Bloomberg Presses Cuomo on Teacher Seniority Rule; School Board Members' Focus Shifting, Survey Says; Critics say top-rated Chinese education system has a flaw; Ohio Case: The 'Rosa Parks Moment' For Education?
News From (January, 2011)
|Education News Digest: 1/19/11
Posted On: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
In Florida, virtual classrooms with no teachers; Student tracking finds limited learning in college; N.J. Governor puts teacher tenure in hot seat.
|Education News Digest: 1/10/11
Posted On: Monday, January 10, 2011
Schools in Md., D.C. to adopt national academic standards, revise tests and teacher training; Washington governor's reform plans set stage for lawmakers; Five predictions for 2011 that will rock the education world.
|Policy, Fiscal Challenges Confront State Officials
Posted On: Thursday, January 06, 2011
Despite bleak fiscal conditions that could thwart some of their priorities, governors and state lawmakers—bolstered in some cases by new Republican majorities—are expected to press forward this year with ambitious education proposals.
News From (December, 2010)
|Education News Digest: 12/22/10
Posted On: Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Temporary budget deal freezes K-12 spending; New York’s schools seize a chance to expand; In reforming schools, quality of teaching often overlooked.
|Education News Digest: 12/10/10
Posted On: Friday, December 10, 2010
Schools trying to reinvent themselves; California students get new protections against public school fees; Gates study offers teacher-effectiveness clues.
|Education New Digest: 12/7/10
Posted On: Tuesday, December 07, 2010
U.S. students trail global leaders; Gates Pushes District-Charter Collaborations; Executives, Policymakers Want More Technology in Classrooms
News From (November, 2010)
|Education New Digest: 11/29/10
Posted On: Monday, November 29, 2010
LAUSD considers earlier start to school year; More families turning to school choice; Thousands called dropout risks; Board Floats Voucher Plan.
|Education News Digest: 11/22/10
Posted On: Monday, November 22, 2010
Getting the best teaching tools to schools; Economists call for end to teachers' degree bonuses; Growing up digital, wired for distraction.
|Education New Digest: 11/16/10
Posted On: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
With divided Congress, tough road for education reform; Major revision of teacher training programs urged by panel of top educators; For L.A., possible lessons in D.C.'s controversial teacher evaluation system.
|Education News Digest - 11/10/10
Posted On: Wednesday, November 10, 2010
New York Schools Chancellor Ends 8-Year Run; Influence of teachers unions in question; Professional Development for Teachers at Crossroads.
|Education News Digest - 11/04/10
Posted On: Thursday, November 04, 2010
GOP Gains Could Prompt Funding, Policy Shifts; Obama could push education reform in effort to work with a divided Congress; Future teachers must show, not just tell, skills.
News From (October, 2010)
|Education News Digest - 10/26/10
Posted On: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
'School Pride' gives Cheryl Hines an education; School Fiscal Concerns Haunt Electoral Landscape; New York to release teachers' ratings; Georgia school district wins $1 million Broad prize.
|Sagus Partners with NBC's "School Pride"
Posted On: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sagus International partners with NBC Show “School Pride,” donating $250,000 worth of furniture and supplies to schools across the country.
|KCEN-TV News Program Features Sagus "NBC Pride"
Posted On: Friday, October 22, 2010
Sagus was featured on NBC's KCEN-TV for our "School Pride" efforts.
|Sagus featured in hometown paper, The Temple Daily Telegram
Posted On: Friday, October 22, 2010
Sagus, Artco-Bell and Indeco Sales were featured in Artco-Bell's and Indeco Sales' hometown paper, The Temple Daily Telegram, for their efforts with "School Pride."
|Darryl Rosser, CEO of Sagus International, Serves as Principal for a Day at Walter Payton College Preparatory School
Posted On: Friday, October 22, 2010
Rosser served as Principal for a Day at Top Illinois School
|Education News Digest - 10/13/10
Posted On: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Michelle Rhee will leave plenty of unfinished business in D.C.; Study Challenges States on 'Fairness' of Funding; Charter Education Expanding in Chicago; Deadlines Loom on Districts' Race to Top Plans.
|Education News Digest - 10/05/10
Posted On: Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Forget Superman, charter schools are waiting for Oprah; For Some N.J. Students, D Is No Longer Good Enough; Rural teacher shortage spurs schools to court local help.
News From (September, 2010)
|Education News Digest: 9/29/10
Posted On: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
CUNY, IBM to open high school-college hybrid; Charter school group to raise $160M; Obama renews call to remove underperforming teachers, lengthen school year; 4,100 Students Prove ‘Small Is Better’ Rule Wrong
|Education News Digest: 9/24/10
Posted On: Friday, September 24, 2010
Report: Poor science education impairs U.S. economy; Facebook CEO unveils education foundation; NYT Movie Review: “Waiting for Superman”; Critics Call Child Nutrition Bill Counterproductive.
|Education News Digest: 9/21/10
Posted On: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Internet Service Upgrade Coming to Poor and Rural Schools; 'Waiting for Superman' and American Education Reform; Expert Panels Tackle Ways to Improve STEM Education; Does the Digital Classroom Enfeeble the Mind?
|Education News Digest - 9/17/10
Posted On: Friday, September 17, 2010
Obama says education is key to innovation; California Board of Education addresses teacher evaluation issue; Fenty's loss in D.C.: A blow to Rhee's education reform?; K-12 policy shifts loom in GOP surge.
|Education News Digest: 9/13/10
Posted On: Monday, September 13, 2010
A Numbers Game for High School Counselors; Black Male High School Graduation Rates; D.C. Schools Unveil Teacher-pay Bonus Plan; Public Schools Face Lawsuit over Fees.
|Education News Digest: 9/8/10
Posted On: Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Teachers move to run schools; How and why middle schools harm student achievement.
|Education News Digest - 9/1/10
Posted On: Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Award-winning teachers’ advice on fixing public schools; Documentary draws praise, controversy; Method to grade teachers provokes battles.
News From (August, 2010)
|Education News Digest: 8/27/10
Posted On: Friday, August 27, 2010
Louisiana: $1.8. Billion for Schools Lost to Katrina; Class sizes are getting bigger, but does it really matter?; Eastern States Dominate in Winning School Grants; New Orleans Schools Seize Post-Katrina Momentum.
|Education news Digest: 8/24/10
Posted On: Tuesday, August 24, 2010
9 states, D.C. receive 'Race to the Top' education funds; Kids Face Differing Realities In New Orleans Schools; What's missing for back-to-school? 135,000 teachers; Drive to Overhaul Low-Performing Schools Delayed.
|Education News Digest - 8/20/10
Posted On: Friday, August 20, 2010
Books in the home as important as parents’ education level; ACT scores dip, but more students meet college benchmarks; East Bay School caters to boys' learning style; Curriculum producers work to reflect new standards.
|Education News Digest: 8/17/10
Posted On: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
U.S. schools chief endorses release of teacher data; Class swap aims to aid test scores; Refugees prepare for next challenge: School in US; Scissors, Glue, Pencils? Check. Cleaning Spray?
|Education News Digest - 8/10/10
Posted On: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Schools are given a grade on how their graduates do; How 'Race to the Top' is rewriting U.S. education; Do kids learn as well on iPads, e-books?; Summer science camp for homeless children.
|Education News Digest: 8/6/10
Posted On: Friday, August 06, 2010
Senate votes $26 billion for states and schools; 49 finalists for US education innovation dollars; Suburban Virginia schools to try out online textbooks; NYC schools data show chasm.
|Education News Digest - 8/3/10
Posted On: Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Venture Philanthropy gives $5.5 million to KIPP DC charter schools; A school district that takes the isolation out of autism; California signs on to common education standards; Plagiarism lines blur for students in digital age.
News From (July, 2010)
|Education News Digest - 7/30/10
Posted On: Friday, July 30, 2010
Obama Defends Education Program; 18 states, D.C. named Race to the Top education grant finalists; A $35 Tablet? India Is On The Case.
|Education News Digest - 7/26/10
Posted On: Monday, July 26, 2010
D.C.: Hundreds of school workers to be dismissed; Effective Principals Embrace Collective Leadership; Uniform education standards: Momentum grows as more states sign on.
|Education News Digest - 7/19/10
Posted On: Monday, July 19, 2010
NBC hosting education summit in September; Better data needed to accurately rate school systems; 'Common core standards': education reform that makes sense.
|Education News Digest - 7/16/10
Posted On: Friday, July 16, 2010
Family 'type' can affect kids at school; New Evaluation Laws Split Teachers Even More; Stimulus Spending Staved Off Teacher Layoffs.
|Education News Digest - 7/12/10
Posted On: Monday, July 12, 2010
Gates Foundation playing pivotal role in changes for education system; Fremont High's grand experiment begins.
|Education News Digest - 7/6/10
Posted On: Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Some schools grouping students by skill, not grade level; Lessons from China And Singapore; Principal transforms but also ruffles feathers.
News From (June, 2010)
|Education News Digest - 6/24/10
Posted On: Thursday, June 24, 2010
31 states join to create national academic tests; Report finds KIPP students outscore public school peers; Financial woes afflict summer school.
|Education News Digest - 6/21/10
Posted On: Monday, June 21, 2010
Urban schools are focus of gift; Schools face test on budget math.
|Education News Digest: 6/16/10
Posted On: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Fifth-grader raises $70K to help birds in Gulf oil spill; Social Networking Goes to School; Studying Engineering Before They Can Spell It.
|Education News Digest: 6/10/10
Posted On: Thursday, June 10, 2010
Global firm to pay Montgomery, Md., schools millions for elementary curriculum; Asking more of preschool; New teacher distribution methods hold promise.
|Education News Digest: 6/8/10
Posted On: Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Schools Populated with Minorities Are Among Nation's Best High Schools; Public Financing Supports Growth of Online Charter Schools; 4-day school weeks gain popularity nationwide.
|Recommended Academic Standards Announced
Posted On: Wednesday, June 02, 2010
The nation’s governors and state school chiefs released on Wednesday a new set of academic standards, their final recommendations for what students should master in English and math as they move from the primary grades through high school graduation.
|Education News Digest: 6/1/10
Posted On: Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Education bailout hits obstacles; Texas textbooks are unlikely to spread; States Create Flood of Education Bills
News From (May, 2010)
|Education News Digest - 5/25/10
Posted On: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Virginia to Expand Post-High School Tracking; Colorado education law may mark a national shift; How Schools Can Achieve Obama's Lofty Education Goals
|To fight 'dropout factories,' school program starts young
Posted On: Friday, May 21, 2010
For years, educators have tried — often in vain — to get more students to graduate from high school on time and boost college-going rates. But few approaches have had much success.
| Teachers Facing Weakest Market in Years
Posted On: Friday, May 21, 2010
The recession seems to have penetrated a profession long seen as recession-proof. Superintendents, education professors and people seeking work say teachers are facing the worst job market since the Great Depression.
|Education News Digest - 5/18/10
Posted On: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
KIPP Students Prove that Real Consequences Can Change Behavior; New Routes to Teacher Certification; Combining High School and College.
|Educational Attainment Rises Among All Americans
Posted On: Friday, May 14, 2010
Yet emerging shifts in demographics could prove to be a challenge for U.S. schools.
|Why we need a K-16 education system
Posted On: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Three out of every five community college students take remedial courses, which typically cover middle school or high school material. This is evidence of the yawning gap between those who are eligible to enroll in college and those who are actually ready
|Education News Digest - 5/7/10
Posted On: Friday, May 07, 2010
Six Districts Participate in National Standards Pilot; Parents get schooled on bullying; Arizona Grades Teachers on Fluency .
|Education News Digest: 5/5/10
Posted On: Wednesday, May 05, 2010
California takes new tack in bid for U.S. school funding; Education Chief Vies to Expand U.S. Role as Partner on Local Schools.
|Success at Charter Schools Is Mixed
Posted On: Monday, May 03, 2010
This article examines charter schools: their successes and their failures, their popularity.
News From (April, 2010)
|Education News Digest - 4/28/10
Posted On: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Music lessons build brainpower; Five Minority School Districts In Running for Broad Prize; Last Teacher In, First Out? New York City Has Another Idea
|Education News Digest: 4/23/10
Posted On: Friday, April 23, 2010
Study: After genes, teachers help kids read faster; Programs Train Teachers Using Medical School Model; L.A. Study Affirms Benefits of Preschool
|Education News Digest: 4/20/10
Posted On: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Teen Texting Soars; School Districts Warn of Even Deeper Teacher Cuts; Scramble Begins for $650 Million in 'i3' Funding.
|Education News Digest: 4/15/10
Posted On: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Fund Proposed to Prevent Some Teacher Firings; Duncan Urges New Aid to Save Education Jobs; Analysis: Pension funds for teachers are short billions.
|Education News Digest: 4/9/10
Posted On: Friday, April 09, 2010
School Budgets' Outlook Bleak as Stimulus Fades; Teacher Pay-for-Performance: A Growing Idea.
|Rural Education Problems Often Overlooked
Posted On: Monday, April 05, 2010
One-fifth of the 2,000 high schools nationwide categorized as “dropout factories” are in rural areas, some of them small schools where students get a lot of personal attention.
|Education News Digest: Controversial Teachers' Bill, Senior Tutors' Program
Posted On: Monday, April 05, 2010
A battle is raging over legislation that would link Florida teacher pay to student test scores and erode job security for new hires; The Experience Corps is a program operating in 22 cities nationwide that trains volunteers over 55 to be classroom tutors.
News From (March, 2010)
|America's Future in Global Education
Posted On: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Futurist and keynote speaker David Houle discusses the impact of the Shift Age and globalization on future trends in American education.
| Delaware, Tennessee Win “Race to the Top” Grants
Posted On: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Delaware and Tennessee won the first shares of President Obama's $4 billion fund for education innovation and reform while the District of Columbia came in last among 16 finalists, federal officials announced Monday.
|Three Ratings for Schools in ESEA Overhaul
Posted On: Friday, March 19, 2010
The Obama administration will ask Congress to toss out the two-tiered pass/fail school rating system of the No Child Left Behind education law and replace it with one that labels schools one of three ways.
|ESEA Renewal Overview
Posted On: Monday, March 15, 2010
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has released principles for renewing ESEA that seek to address complaints that the law’s current version - NCLB - is inflexible and doesn’t set a high enough bar for academic achievement.
|Sagus Awarded Cooperative Purchasing Agreement for Educational Furniture
Posted On: Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Sagus has been awarded a competitively solicited cooperative purchasing agreement available to public agencies and educational institutions nationwide via National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA).
|New Emphasis on Rights Laws and Green Building
Posted On: Monday, March 08, 2010
The Department of Education is seeking to step up enforcement of civil rights laws, while the Los Angeles school district goes green to trim costs.
|Finalist Group Announced for Race to the Top
Posted On: Friday, March 05, 2010
16 first-round finalists were announced in the federal grant competition known as Race to the Top, in which states compete for a share of $4 billion in school improvement money.
Posted On: Tuesday, March 02, 2010
While federal law has long allowed the overhaul of chronically failing schools, such extreme makeovers are likely to become more common because of more money from Washington and a growing consensus in America on education reform.
News From (February, 2010)
|Student, board chairman, business leader honored for aiding J.V. Martin Junior High
Posted On: Friday, February 26, 2010
State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex honored three “education heroes” today for their pivotal roles in replacing the state’s oldest school, century-old J.V. Martin Junior High in Dillon, SC.
|Education News Digest - 2/25/10
Posted On: Thursday, February 25, 2010
Faculty Fired at Troubled School; Best Practices in the Middle Grades Identified; U.S. students need to play catch-up
|High Schools to Offer Early Graduation
Posted On: Thursday, February 18, 2010
Dozens of public high schools in eight states will introduce a program next year allowing 10th graders who pass a battery of tests to get a diploma two years early and immediately enroll in community college.
|School Budget Woes as Stimulus Ends
Posted On: Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The nation's public schools are falling under severe financial stress as states slash education spending and drain federal stimulus money that staved off deep classroom cuts and widespread job losses.
|Education News Digest: 2/8/2010
Posted On: Monday, February 08, 2010
Schools face post-Stimulus budget gaps; Obama aims to revise NCLB.
|Obama to Seek Sweeping Change in ‘No Child’ Law
Posted On: Monday, February 01, 2010
The Obama administration is proposing a sweeping overhaul of President Bush’s signature education law, No Child Left Behind, and will call for broad changes in how schools are judged to be succeeding or failing.
News From (January, 2010)
|USDA announces loan to replace J.V. Martin School
Posted On: Friday, January 29, 2010
South Carolina’s oldest school building qualified for federal loans that could not only replace the decrepit facility, but could also be the springboard for ambitious plans to turn it into a model school for the entire country.
|Obama keeps pledge to help J.V. Martin
Posted On: Thursday, January 28, 2010
Administration giving $23.5 million low interest loan to rebuild Dillon County school.
|Education News Digest - 1/25/10
Posted On: Monday, January 25, 2010
Study projects U.S. could see $41 trillion gain in GDP over 80 years; Financial education in schools; new National education technology center.
|Duncan Makes Mark During First Year
Posted On: Thursday, January 21, 2010
This week, Arne Duncan enters his second year as U.S. Secretary of Education pursuing a national policy agenda that could place him among the most influential leaders in his department’s 30-year history.
|Race to the Top News
Posted On: Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Obama to seek expanded funding; Late opposition emerges to the competition.
|Education News Digest
Posted On: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
States racing for education money; Union to propose test scores figure into teacher ratings.
| New CA State Education Law
Posted On: Friday, January 08, 2010
A major school reform package was signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and approved by state lawmakers to give California a shot at winning $700 million in the national education competition called Race to the Top.
|Recession fuels shift from private to public schools
Posted On: Friday, January 08, 2010
It's too early to tell whether the recession has had a profound effect on public schools' educational mission. But parents and educators across the nation say it's already bringing subtle changes to the culture of many public schools.
| 'Race to Top' and the New ESEA
Posted On: Monday, January 04, 2010
Educators hoping for a glimpse at the next rendition of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (EASA) may want to take a close look at the rules for the Race to the Top program, which pushes states to adopt specific education redesign principles.
News From (December, 2009)
|Education News Digest: Michigan Reforms; North Carolina Stimulus Bond Difficulties
Posted On: Monday, December 28, 2009
School takeover is key to Michigan education reform; North Carolina schools have trouble tapping stimulus funds.
|Education News Digest: 12/21/09
Posted On: Monday, December 21, 2009
Encouraging young people into digital jobs; L.A. schools chief orders weak new teachers ousted; Fed cash spurs Michigan lawmakers on education reforms.
|Plans Set for National Certification of Principals
Posted On: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
After years of talk and stalled efforts, the creation of a national certification program for principals is finally under way, with plans to launch the initiative formally sometime in 2011.
| Some Urban Progress in Math NAEP
Posted On: Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Fourth and 8th graders in the country’s large cities have made progress in math over the past two years as measured by a national test, but the performance in several urban areas was stagnant.
|Education News Digest: Technology in the Classroom & the Growth of Community Colleges
Posted On: Friday, December 04, 2009
Web-based tool Hotseat taking students' questions; The best and brightest take a detour through community colleges.
|Sec. Duncan Aims to Make Incentives Key Element of ESEA
Posted On: Tuesday, December 01, 2009
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan envisions a significant new emphasis on federal incentives for high-performing schools, districts, and states in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (EASA).
News From (November, 2009)
|Education News Digest: Education Reform Efforts
Posted On: Thursday, November 19, 2009
The Gates Foundation announces recipients of $335 million investment in teacher effectiveness; L.A. sees competition among the Mayor, teachers' unions and charters for control of schools.
|Rules Set for 'Race to Top' Contest
Posted On: Friday, November 13, 2009
For a good shot at the $4 billion in grants from the federal Race to the Top Fund, states will need to make a persuasive case for their education reform agenda.
News From (October, 2009)
|Darryl Rosser, CEO of Sagus International, Serves as Principal for a Day at Walter Payton College Preparatory School
Posted On: Friday, October 30, 2009
Darryl Rosser, CEO of Sagus International, was one of more than 1,400 volunteers who served as a Principal for a Day yesterday in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). He served at Walter Payton College Preparatory School.
|Education News Digest: States Set Bar Low, Parent Power in LA, School Library Goes Digital
Posted On: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Report: States set low bar for student achievement, L.A. Gives Parents 'Trigger' to Restructure Schools, Are libraries for the history 'books'?
Posted On: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
A news story about Sagus International's classroom makeover at Erwin High School in Alabama.
|Education News Digest: Model Teacher Contract, Teacher Tracking in Louisiana
Posted On: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Read about a potential model teacher's union contract and a program for tracking teachers in Louisiana.
|Education News Digest: Federal Aid & Education Jobs; Hawaii Education & the Recession
Posted On: Monday, October 19, 2009
Read about a report that Federal aid saved 250,000 education jobs and how significantly Hawaii's education sector has been impacted by the recession
|Education News Digest: Grants for Reform, Achievement Gap, Walk to School Movement
Posted On: Friday, October 16, 2009
Read about Secretary Duncan on grants and reform, Improvements in the achievement gap, and the Walk to School Movement.
|U.S. Education Secretary Leads Push for Mayoral Control
Posted On: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The troubles that plague many local school boards prompt some observers to throw up their hands. But when it comes to big-city districts, there’s a popular remedy that continues to gain momentum: mayoral control.
|School Goes from Worst to Among Best
Posted On: Monday, October 12, 2009
Dynamic leadership by a principal made all the difference for one New Mexico elementary school.
|Innovation Fund & National Academic Standards
Posted On: Thursday, October 08, 2009
Read about efforts to foster innovation in education and national academic standards in English and math.
|Report: States using stimulus to replace, not boost school aid
Posted On: Monday, October 05, 2009
An internal watchdog at the Education Department says states are using money from the economic stimulus to plug budget holes instead of boosting aid for schools.
News From (September, 2009)
|Demand Soars for Stimulus-Backed Facilities Bonds
Posted On: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Construction bonding authority—a technical, and often obscure, source of capital funding for school districts—has emerged as a hot ticket for those looking to finance school facilities work under the federal government’s economic-stimulus program.
|Visiting Philly, Education Secretary Urges Longer School Day
Posted On: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants Philadelphia's schoolchildren - and those around the country - to have longer school days and shorter summer breaks.
|Duncan Sounds Starting Gun on ESEA Renewal
Posted On: Friday, September 25, 2009
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan signaled this week that the U.S. Department of Education is poised to launch reauthorization efforts for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
|Texas School District Wins Million Dollar Prize
Posted On: Friday, September 18, 2009
A Houston-area school district where 84% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch on Wednesday won the nation's top prize in public education, winning $1 million for making strides in student achievement.
|Senator Harkin is New Education Chair
Posted On: Thursday, September 10, 2009
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa today stepped into the chairmanship of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, which was left vacant when Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts died last month.
|Schools Aided by Stimulus Money Still Facing Cuts
Posted On: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Children are returning to classrooms across the nation during one of the most tumultuous periods in American education.
|Education News Digest: LA & Charter Schools; CA & Race to the Top, Boston's Parent University
Posted On: Tuesday, September 01, 2009
States Watching California Actions on 'Race to Top', LA School choice plan with private operators, Boston schools help parents make grade.
News From (August, 2009)
|Meeting Special Needs at Allan Cott School
Posted On: Monday, August 31, 2009
Dorsey Cox and Artco-Bell engineered custom furniture for autistic students at Allan Cott School.
|$5 Billion for Education Reform
Posted On: Monday, August 24, 2009
Over these next few weeks, 56 million American kids will start kindergarten through 12th grade. Even before an assignment or test is handed out, Education Secretary Arne Duncan has a grade for the system: B.
|Secretary Duncan, Newt Gingrich & Al Sharpton to Go on Education Tour
Posted On: Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich and civil rights leader/onetime Democratic presidential candidate Al Sharpton will hit the road together next month in the name of education reform.
|Sagus International Participates in Twenty First Century Schools Symposium
Posted On: Monday, August 03, 2009
Sagus to participate in efforts to establish framework for 21st century schools in South Carolina and across the United States.
News From (July, 2009)
|Education News Digest: Charter Schools and Unions, Cellphones and Learning, Census: Fed Ed Funding Small
Posted On: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Charter schools and the test of unionization, Cellphones in the classroom, Census report: 2007 Fed education funding small.
|Education News Digest: Race to the Top Fund; The Science of Learning
Posted On: Friday, July 24, 2009
The Race to the Top fund is launched by Obama and Duncan; The growth and application of research on science of learning is creating a new discipline.
|Education News Digest: Online in South Carolina; Kids and Learning Language; Homework Debate; Detroit and the Stimulus
Posted On: Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Online education grows in South Carolina, Kids' ability to language; The homework debate builds; Detroit Public Schools and the stimulus.
|Education News Digest: Obama Student Loan Plan, Education Data System, Whole Brain Education
Posted On: Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Obama student loan plan is alive in House, Education data system is seen as key to additional federal stimulus money, Educating both sides of the brain.
|Education News Digest: California Delays Education Payment, Detroit Public Schools and Bankruptcy, School Bullying a Crime, New Obama Education Picks
Posted On: Friday, July 10, 2009
Education financial difficulties, school bullying increasingly a crime, new Obama education picks.
|Education News Digest: States, School Districts and the Stimulus; Encouraging Math and Science Education
Posted On: Thursday, July 02, 2009
States, School Districts and the Stimulus; Encouraging Math and Science Education
News From (June, 2009)
|Education News Digest: Supreme Court Rules on Special Education, Stimulus Funds Battle, New Charter Plan for CA, Congress Questions Education Budget
Posted On: Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Supreme Court Rules on Special Education, Stimulus Funds: Duncan Battles with the States, New Charter School Plan Proposed for CA, Congress Questions Duncan on Education Budget.
|Education News Digest: New K-12 Chief, Military Public Schools, Women Advance in Science, Google Wave
Posted On: Monday, June 08, 2009
New federal K-12 chief up for appointment; Public military schools growing; Women advancing in education; Google Wave and education.
|Education News Digest: Shared Standards and School Turnarounds
Posted On: Tuesday, June 02, 2009
46 states agree to adopt shared academic standard; Sec. Duncan pursues troubled school turnarounds.
News From (May, 2009)
|Education News Digest: Reducing Remedial Education, Homeschooling on the Increase, Internet Safety
Posted On: Friday, May 29, 2009
Linking High School & College to Reduce Remedial Education, Homeschooling on the Increase among Girls, Internet Safety Bill Proposed
|Education News Digest: Debate on Restraints, Web and Studying, Teachers and Math, Bioscience Readiness
Posted On: Tuesday, May 19, 2009
GAo Report Sparks Debate on Restraints, Controversy over Web and Studying, Teachers Deficient in Math, Need for Bioscience Readiness.
|Education News Digest: Saving Failing Schools, Violence at School, Grassroots Documentary Finds School Audience
Posted On: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
New Funding for Failing Schools, Violence at School Lessens but Persists, Grassroots Environmental Documentary Finds School Audience
|Sagus International continues its commitment to improving education by donating new furniture to remake JV Martin Junior High School
Posted On: Sunday, May 03, 2009
Sagus’s President Darryl Rosser was inspired by 8th grader Ty’Sheoma Bethea’s passionate plea to President Barack Obama to improve her school
|Education News Digest: Field Trips Cutback, NAEP Results Flat, Sec. Duncan Addresses Reform
Posted On: Friday, May 01, 2009
Field trips meet budget cuts, NAEP shows little progress, Sec. Duncan emphasizes reform
News From (April, 2009)
|Education News Digest: Model for Middle Schools, More Chicago Schools Year-Round, Solutions for Teacher Shortages
Posted On: Friday, April 24, 2009
Possible Model for Middle Schools in Austin, More Chicago Schools Go Year-Round, Searching for Solutions for Teacher Shortages
|Education News Digest: Standards Strengthened, L.A. Layoffs, Facebook & Grades, the Fate of Student Loans
Posted On: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
National Standards to be Strengthened, Heavy L.A. Layoffs Coming, Facebook link to Grades, and the Fate of Student Loans Companies.
|Education News Digest: Pre-K Bolstered, Longer School Years, and English-only Stumbles
Posted On: Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Risk to Pre-K allayed by Federal aid; Duncan champions longer school hours, and English-only policy found to be wanting in Boston.
News From (March, 2009)
|Education News Digest: Stimulus Funding News, Baltimore goes Virtual
Posted On: Monday, March 30, 2009
News and updates on the stimulus funding plus Baltimore K-12 education goes virtual.
|Education News Digest: Race to the Top Fund, Cameras in Schools, YouTube and education
Posted On: Friday, March 27, 2009
Secretary Duncan creates innovation fund; Schools and surveillance; YouTube Edu and Academic Earth launch.
News From (December, 2008)
|Sagus International: A Partner in the Revitalization of Education
Posted On: Friday, December 19, 2008
Sagus International, a Chicago-based company, was commended by Arne Duncan for taking a lead role in transforming the classroom environment to improve educational results by donating its time and products to two local, Chicago schools.
News From (November, 2008)
|Golden Apple Fellow Cheryl D. Watkins chosen for Milken National Educator Award
Posted On: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Golden Apple’s relationship with this fine educator began in 1991 when she was nominated as a teacher of autistic children as Agassiz Elementary School and was named in the 6th cohort of Golden Apple Award winners.