The United States Department of Education is tackling professional development of teachers and others working with English language learners.
In the state of Texas the University of Houston got an A for its elementary and secondary education programs, while Texas A&M received a C+ for secondary education, and Wayland Baptist University earned Fs across the board. These grades, along with 2,300 others, were issued on a new online resource that ranks the teacher education programs run by American colleges and universities. The site was developed by the National Council on Teacher Quality, a research and policy organization focused on improving the teaching profession.
Pearson Education has published a freely available online "playbook" that provides an overview of the "many moving parts and dependencies" that make up CBE program development.
The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library of the University of California, Los Angeles has landed a $194,000 grant to digitize English manuscripts from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Public Agenda's survey of competency-based education programs found gaps exist at most institutions between their goals and the achievement of those goals.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is partnering with edX to offer special scholarship consideration to qualified students in grade 7 who complete a course through the massive open online course provider.
Ambassador Education Solutions, which supplies software that helps colleges and universities deliver course materials to students, and Campus Management, which supplies SIS software, have renewed their nine-year-old arrangement that provides CampusLink Ambassador to colleges and universities.
Pasco Scientific has introduced what the company says is the first line of wireless sensors that can be used by students in classroom experiments and connect to almost any technology platform.
Klaxoon, a new interactive training solutions development company, has launched its cross-device learning platform that is designed to support customized online, interactive learning activities on any smartphone, tablet or laptop without installing software on the client device.
Several universities in the US and Canada are turning to custom mobile safety apps to enhance security and safety on campus.