Schools' e-book enquiries 'through the roof'

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Panarea Digital Debuts Nearpod For Schools

Publishers Weekly – 2012-01-20

Panarea Digital is an e-book, app, and mobile technology developer with a focus on education. The firm has produced interactive e-books for Barnes & Noble and other companies, but Panarea Digital is...

Sykes makes history donation to London schools

The Bookseller – 2012-01-20

Author Adrian Sykes, with his publisher David Campbell, of Everyman's Library, is to donate a...

Apple Said to Plan Textbook Push to Bolster IPad Use in Schools

BusinessWeek – 2012-01-18

On Thursday, Apple will announce a set of tools that make it easier to publish interactive textbooks and other digital educational content

Schools ditch books for iPads; Won't solve today's reading 'crisis'

ZDNet – 2011-09-07

Kids hate reading. With iPads set to replace textbooks in many U.S. schools, will reading finally become a hobby for today’s kids? I doubt it.

Schools' library snubs hit literacy rates

The Bookseller – 2011-08-04

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 05/08/2011 - 08:40 The government's lack of coherent support for school libraries is one of a number of factors contributing to the fall in...

iPad in schools? Content controls, DRM, and pricing mean no

ZDNet – 2010-03-22

The iPad is coming, the iPad is coming! And while it might be coming to some schools or at least some student backpacks near you, it won't be coming to my schools or my kids' backbacks. Just because...

LA Schools Chief Cuts Ties to Textbook Publisher

KFWB News 980 Los Angeles – 2010-02-18

Superintendent Ramon Cortines has resigned from the board of a publisher that has received $16 million in textbook contracts from the district.

Book review: 'Stones into Schools' by Greg Mortenson

Washington Post – 2009-12-20

From the author of "Three Cups of Tea" comes "Stones into Schools" which details all the good that has been done because of "Tea"'s success.

Schools ‘are killing off the library’, claims author

Daily Mail: World News – 2009-02-02

Schools are killing off children's love of books by turning libraries into literature-free 'learning resource centres', an award-winning author has claimed.

Schools' e-book enquiries going 'through the roof', claims library supplier

The Bookseller – 2012-02-20

E-book enquiries from schools have gone "through the roof", according to library...

Lenoir City High School Won't Publish Atheist Student's Editorial on Religion in Schools

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-24

LENOIR CITY — Krystal Myers is an honors student, captain of the swim team and editor of her high school newspaper. She's also an atheist in a predominantly Christian student body. In a...

Peters set to refocus on schools

The Bookseller – 2012-02-27

Peters Bookselling Services is to refocus part of its business into schools following the loss of...

Harry Potter e-books coming to schools, libraries

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-27

(02-27) 08:03 PST New York (AP) -- Harry Potter e-books are coming to schools and libraries, at a date to be determined. OverDrive Inc., a leading distributor for the school and library markets,...

Harry Potter e-books coming to schools, libraries around the world

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-02-28

Pottermore has partnered with e-book company Overdrive to bring electronic versions of the 'Harry Potter' series to libraries and schools in five languages.

Ghana: GCB Provides Exercise Books to Deprived Schools

allAfrica – 2012-03-07

[Accra Mail] The Ghana Commercial Bank Limited in partnership with Brand Plus, a marketing company has produced GCB branded exercise books for distribution to...

Boys' reading 'a worry in 75% of schools'

The Bookseller – 2012-07-02

A report into boys’ reading has found that three out of four UK schools are worried about...

Bilbary offers link-up for schools

The Bookseller – 2012-09-10

A new scheme to sell e-books through schools could benefit school libraries, according to Bilbary...

People Still Want to Ban Books in High Schools; Tig Notaro Has a Book Deal

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-09-25

Today in books and publishing: New Jersey book columnist discovers the Internet; lesbian pulp novelist Tereska Torrès dies; Schwarzenegger, Olympia Snowe, and a Scientology insider tell...

Amazon looks to get Kindle to schools, workers – 2012-10-18

NEW YORK (AP) — Inc. has launched a service to help schools and workplaces manage Kindles used by students and employees — sending out e-books or blocking certain types of activities,...

Chicago schools order book on Iran out of some classrooms

Yahoo! News – 2013-03-16

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Public Schools ignited controversy this week by ordering that "Persepolis," a critically acclaimed graphic novel about a girl growing up in Iran at...

Minecraft in schools?

Stuff – 2013-03-20

Do you dream about books of enchantment? Do you know the difference between sandstone and cobblestone? Does the word "creeper" give you, well, the creeps?

Journalism's decline boosts j-schools

Crains New York – 2013-04-06

Between 2003 and 2012, media giant Gannett Co. shed more than 20,000 employees, some of them journalists at its television stations, local newspapers and flagship daily USA Today. Nonetheless, on a...

Schools reading contest: e-books win

BBC – 2013-06-18

Nearly half the titles read by children in a national reading competition were consumed online, according to the charity Booktrust.

IQ tests hurt kids, schools — and don’t measure intelligence – 2013-07-07

The research proves that IQ tests poorly predict learning disabilities. So why are schools still using them?

Cressida Cowell to live-stream schools event

The Bookseller – 2013-08-27

Author Cressida Cowell will make a free virtual author appearance for schools and libraries on...

Vogue's attempt to airbrush its reputation in schools is transparent | Holly Baxter

Guardian – 2013-09-05

A video and lesson plan sent out to schools indicating that photoshoot images aren't real simply says 'it's not us, it's you'How much time and effort goes into a good photograph? Ask a teenager today...

Ohio Schools Leader Calls For Ban Of 'The Bluest Eye,' Labels Toni Morrison Book 'Pornographic'

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-13

Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" has come under fire yet again. This time, the board of education president in Morrison's home state is criticizing the inclusion of the book on the Common Core...

Learn the advertising truth behind Johnston Press schools website

Guardian – 2013-09-13

"Regional publisher Johnston Press has launched a county-wide website to help parents choose the right school for their children," reports HoldTheFrontPage.On reading that - given that the county was...

Diane Ravitch: School privatization is a hoax, “reformers” aim to destroy public schools – 2013-09-15

Our public schools aren't in decline. And "reformers" with wild promises don't care about education — just profits

Adopt a School Program Launches, Aims to Donate 64,000 Books to More Than 190 High-Needs Elementary Schools Across Canada

CNW – 2013-09-18

Adopt a School Celebrates Fifth Anniversary and $1.5 Million Raised, 138,000 Books Donated to 350,000 Students TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is pleased ...

Diane Ravitch: Testing and vouchers hurt our schools. Here’s what works – 2013-09-18

Education reformers have it all wrong, Diane Ravitch tells Salon, and keep pushing policies that make schools worse

Playboy's Top Party Schools 2013 Ranking Released

HuffingtonPost – 2013-09-26

Playboy magazine released its latest top party school ranking Wednesday, about a week later than it originally planned. Playboy planned to release their ranking last week, ahead of the October issue...

Trinity Mirror's schools database is a great service to parents

Guardian – 2013-10-02

Congratulations to Trinity Mirror for an enterprising piece of data journalism - a searchable database enabling parents to compare state schools around the UK.The Real Schools Guide, which ran as a...

Stephen Covey's '7 Habits' Shakes Up Schools

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-15

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — One year after Johnathan Kent kicked his principal and school "went all bad," the 8-year-old was recognized at a recent assembly as the "Star of the...

Malala Yousafzai's book banned in Pakistani schools

CBC – 2013-11-10

Officials say they have banned teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai's book from private schools across Pakistan, calling her a tool of the West.

Malala's book banned in private schools in Pakistan

Los Angeles Times – 2013-11-11

The All Pakistan Private Schools Management Assn. represents 40,000 affiliated schools across Pakistan and has banned the book from its libraries.Malala Yousafzai has become an international...

Why High Schools and Colleges Need to Catch Up to the Digital Revolution

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-14

MIAMI -- The deep losses of traditional news outlets to Internet firms like Facebook and Twitter should sound alarm bells for high school and college educators that they must embrace social media to...

MBA Employers Name World's Top 200 Business Schools

CNW – 2013-11-26

LONDON, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Published today at, the QS Global Business Schools Report 2013/14 provides an alternative to traditional MBA rankings by highlighting the value...

The Best Journalism Schools In The Country: NewsPro Magazine Ranking

The Huffington Post – 2013-12-23

We're pretty sure the Mizzou grads in our newsroom will be happy about this one: the University of Missouri at Columbia's got the best journalism school in the country. That's according to NewsPro...

Tatler really shows its class in picking its 'best state schools' | Dawn Foster

The Guardian – 2014-01-03

Thanks to Tatler's handy guide, you can make sure your child has 'slumming it' cachet when they get in the cabinetNot known for its subtlety, Tatler has published a guide to the best state schools in...

Are Your Tax Dollars Being Spent On Creationism In Schools?

Fast Company – 2014-01-30

Slate's new map exposes a growing charter school organization that's rewriting science as it sees fit.Earlier this month, Slate published an investigation into Responsive Education Solutions, a group...

Orchard Books plans schools giveaway

The Bookseller – 2014-01-31

Orchard Books is teaming up with marketing agency Mostra to distribute copies of The World of...

'12 Years a Slave' will be distributed to schools as part of World Book Night

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-03-01

Special World Book Night copies of '12 Years a Slave' will be made available to schools.

Schools mark the 75th anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath

San Jose Mercury News – 2014-04-19

Teacher at Northgate High in Walnut Creek creates social media activities to commemorate the day John Steinbeck's classic novel was first released. An American High School teacher in Fremont says...

Standardized ethnic-studies curriculum for high schools to be studied

Los Angeles Times – 2014-06-03

Students in Santa Monica High School's ethnic-studies class took on a touchy subject recently when they analyzed enrollment in Advanced Placement courses. Despite the school's diversity, most of...

Penguin donates Paxman book to UK schools

The Bookseller – 2014-07-04

Penguin is donating a copy of Jeremy Paxman’s history of the First World War to every...

Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing

The Atlantic – 2014-07-15

The companies that create the most important state and national exams also publish textbooks that contain many of the answers. Unfortunately, low-income school districts can’t afford to buy them.

John Green's novels will stay in Wisconsin, Florida schools

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-07-31

Parents complained about Green's books 'Looking for Alaska' and 'Paper Towns,' but a school committee in Wisconsin decided not to remove 'Alaska' and 'Towns' was taken off a reading list in Florida,...

What Colleges Can Learn From Journalism Schools

Editor & Publisher – 2014-08-04

It's easy to make the case against journalism school. You don't need a degree in journalism to get a job in news, and professional journalists are much less likely than academics to say the...

New Book, Mission Critical, Examines our Public Schools

Publishers Newswire – 2014-08-08

Award-winning educator and writer Eric A. Combs, recently announced his ambitious and eye-opening book, “Mission Critical” (ISBN: 978-1940876061), a non-fiction title encompassing The...

Indigo Love of Reading Foundation's Adopt a School Program Launches, Aims to Donate 64,000 Books to More Than 180 High Needs Elementary Schools Across Canada

CNW – 2014-09-12

Adopt a School Celebrates Sixth Anniversary:  Challenges Schools Across Canada to Engage their Communities for a Chance to Win an Additional $10,000 TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Indigo...

Florida Satanic Church Is Now Passing Out Children's Coloring Books In Public Schools

The Huffington Post – 2014-09-19

Have you ever wondered what a Satanic children's coloring book might look like? Well, thanks to the great state of Florida you can now know for certain. Behold, the "The Satanic Children’s Big...

Martin Scorsese Schools Us In 'The 50 Year Argument,' But It Lacks An Argument Of Its Own

The Huffington Post – 2014-09-30

Martin Scorsese has made 12 documentaries throughout his career, training his lens on such varied subjects as the Vietnam War ("Street Scenes"), Italian cinema ("My Voyage to Italy") and Bob Dylan...

New York Comic Con 2014: Trajectory, Diamond Target Schools, Libraries

Publishers Weekly – 2014-10-09

Trajectory and Diamond Comics Distributors announced an initiative at New York Comic Con to provide an expanded catalogue of digital comics and graphic novels to schools and libraries.

15th annual TD Grade One Book Giveaway shares "Doors in the Air" with schools across the country

CNW – 2014-10-27

-    Marking 15th anniversary, TD also provides $15,000 in community grants    - TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Since 2000, more than 7.5 million Canadian children's books have been...

Will Satanist material, Bibles both be banned from some Florida schools?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-11-19

In Florida, the Orange County school board has indicated that it may cease allowing religious groups the chance to distribute literature on high school campuses, cutting off the access of Satanist...

Russell Brand: 'schools without libraries are a disgrace'

The Bookseller – 2014-11-27

Russell Brand described schools without a library as a "disgrace", and said public libraries closures were driven by a "fundamentalist philosophy of profit", in an entertaining and enthusiastically...

Digital Libraries Provide Books To Impoverished Schools, Replace Old-School Ways

The Huffington Post – 2015-01-06

Across the globe, 126 million youth are illiterate, but a new app could significantly reduce that dire figure. While millions of children are not enrolled in school, getting them through the door...

Harry Potter 'chocolate frog' competition for schools

The Bookseller – 2015-01-28

Bloomsbury has launched a competition for schools to win a workshop with Harry Potter jacket illustrator Jonny Duddle as part of Harry Potter Book Night, which will take place on the 5th...

“One nation under God”? Not when it comes to distributing Gideon Bibles to public schools – 2015-04-04

Gideon Bibles in hotel rooms? No problem. But public schools were another story, as the Gideon salesmen discovered

Classroom Library Awarded Contract with NYC Schools

Publishers Weekly – 2015-04-30

Classroom Library Company has been awarded a nearly $9 million contract with the New York City Department of Education’s Core Curriculum program for its 2015-2016 Classroom Libraries.

Education “reform’s” big lie: The real reason the right has declared war on our public schools – 2015-05-09

Pro-business conservatives see U.S. public education budgets as pots of gold to be mined for private gain

How Journalism Schools Are Adjusting to the Digital Age

Editor & Publisher – 2015-05-18

David Remnick, the longtime editor of The New Yorker, recently recounted a meeting during the early days of online publishing when the veteran sports essayist Roger Angell said he would always...

ACE puts £1.2m into creative writing in schools

The Bookseller – 2015-05-29

Arts Council England (ACE) has launched a £1.2m fund to support creative writing in schools. Meanwhile, ACE's recently appointed chief executive Darren Henley has urged the government to cease cuts...

All 'failing' schools to be academies

BBC – 2015-06-03

Every school rated inadequate by Ofsted in England, up to 1,000 over five years, will become an academy, under a new bill to be published later.

Running back Elijah Holyfield lists top 10 schools, includes USC

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-09

Running back Elijah Holyfield walked off the field smiling as he finished Day 1 of The Opening.

Track: Four schools emerge in recruiting Michael Norman

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-13

Since July 1, college recruiters have been able to contact Vista Murrieta track sensation Michael Norman, who has been spending lots of time in home visits.

Training for author events in schools

The Bookseller – 2015-07-23

In regards to the current debate on whether authors should be paid for events in schools, the question, of course, is not should children’s authors and illustrators be paid a fee? Of course they...

'Faith Ed.' Author On Teaching Religion in Schools, Not Preaching

Publishers Weekly – 2015-08-17

Linda K. Wertheimer, author of "Faith Ed.," explains how educating today's children about world religions could heighten tolerance.

Arne Duncan: Where California schools need to put their money

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-18

On the Westside of Los Angeles, there's a school where eighth-graders code and build websites, develop entrepreneurial ventures and use gaming software to design solutions for saving local endangered...

Pullman blasts government over status of arts in schools

The Bookseller – 2015-08-21

Author Philip Pullman has said the UK is run by “philistines and barbarians” as government plans appear to reduce the status of arts subjects in secondary schools.

2 Orange County schools closed over asbestos concerns will reopen

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-23

Hope View and Oak View elementary schools, two of the three Ocean View School District campuses that were closed last school year because of asbestos concerns, will welcome all their students back at...

School and Library Spotlight: How Schools Buy and Use E-Books

Publishers Weekly – 2015-08-28

A snapshot of today’s educational e-book market, and where influencers think it is heading.

Plan to require unaccredited law schools in California to disclose dropout rates OKd

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-29

A panel of the State Bar of California approved a plan on Friday to require unaccredited law schools to disclose their dropout rates, in an effort to improve transparency for prospective students.

Broad Foundation wants half of LAUSD students in charter schools in eight years, report says

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-22

The Broad Foundation has outlined an ambitious strategy to place half of the students in the Los Angeles Unified School District into charter schools over the next eight years, a move it said would...

$490-million plan would put half of LAUSD students in charter schools

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-22

Critics of Los Angeles public schools have outlined an ambitious $490-million plan to place half of the city's students into charter schools over the next eight years, a controversial gambit that...

Call for cut-price classics in schools

BBC – 2015-09-24

Publishers are urged to offer schools access to the great works of English literature at low cost by the Education Secretary.

Test scores complicate the debate over expanding L.A. charter schools

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-26

As the battle to greatly expand charter schools in Los Angeles begins, both sides are touting statistics they claim make their case.

What did Arne Duncan do for California schools?

Los Angeles Times – 2015-10-03

Arne Duncan, who on Friday was reported to be stepping down as U.S. Secretary of Education in December, had a sometimes stormy relationship with California, despite its status as a stronghold of...

How Some Schools Manage To Get Healthy, Local Food On The Menu

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-09

Modern Farmer: The War On School Lunch Modern Farmer: The War On School Lunch Though many school cafeterias around the country aspire to serve more food that is both healthy and locally sourced,...

Booka Bookshop and Tales on Moon Lane pop up at schools

The Bookseller – 2015-10-19

Booka Bookshop and Tales on Moon Lane are setting up pop-up bookshops in schools.

Antonio Villaraigosa backs 'Black Minds Matter' report's changes to schools

Los Angeles Times – 2015-11-06

Calling the achievement gap facing minority students in schools “the civil rights issue of our time,” former Los Angeles mayor and potential gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa endorsed...

Gibb 'challenges' publishers to give low cost books to schools

The Bookseller – 2015-11-19

Schools minister Nick Gibb, today challenged publishers to make 100 classic books available at low cost, so all pupils have the chance to read them.

Publishers answer minister's call to offer schools cheap classics

The Guardian – 2015-11-19

Major imprints ‘confident’ they can meet schools minister Nick Gibb’s challenge to inspire children with sets of canonical novels at ‘minimal cost’Classic novels such as Great Expectations,...

Teen killed crossing street after L.A. schools closed over threat was 'awesome student'

Los Angeles Times – 2015-12-16

A 17-year-old student was struck and killed by a city service truck Tuesday morning as he was crossing a Highland Park street not far from his charter high school. The accident occurred after the...

Threat that closed down L.A. schools appears to be a hoax, congressman says

Los Angeles Times – 2015-12-16

The threat that prompted Los Angeles Unified School District officials to close all schools Tuesday appears to be a hoax, a U.S. congressman on the House Intelligence Committee said....

Closing LAUSD schools after threat was the only option

Los Angeles Times – 2015-12-16

The email could be a hoax. It could be a childish prank to get students out of final exams, or simply a mean-spirited effort to force more than a million people to change their patterns today out of...

L.A. Unified defends decision to close schools amid criticism

Los Angeles Times – 2015-12-16

Los Angeles officials on Tuesday defended the decision to close schools after receiving a "credible threat" of violence involving backpacks and packages left at campuses. The statements from city and...

With L.A. schools canceled due to threat, one parent says: 'It feels like winter break'

Los Angeles Times – 2015-12-16

Like a child celebrating a snow day, Michael Ramirez skateboarded down the middle of Cypress Avenue in Northeast Los Angeles, popping wheelies and blasting music through white earbuds. He had been on...

L.A. schools threat disrupts many people's daily routines

Los Angeles Times – 2015-12-16

About an hour before classes were to begin Tuesday morning, more than 1 million Los Angeles parents, grandparents, guardians and students began searching for a Plan B. Los Angeles Unified officials...

San Francisco Supt. Carranza withdraws from consideration to head L.A. schools

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-05

San Francisco schools Supt. Richard Carranza, a leading candidate to head the Los Angeles Unified School District, has pulled out of consideration, according to a spokeswoman for the Bay Area...

Libraries and schools need free author visits, so I set up YA Shot

The Guardian – 2016-01-25

Cuts to library funding in schools and community mean author visits are a luxury that only some can afford, that’s why author Alexia Casale founded the YA Shot festival and programme to partner...

E-books versus paperbacks in schools

BBC World – 2016-02-01

E-books are making a big difference to the reading habits of young children, particularly boys

Non-tenure-track faculty at two USC schools approve plan to unionize

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-03

Non-tenure-track faculty members at two USC academic units have voted to unionize.The results, announced late Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board, make USC the largest private university in...

Football: It's musical chairs time as quarterbacks switch schools

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-06

If it's February, it's time for the movement of quarterbacks, and in Southern California high school football, there's been some big movement. Four quarterbacks have switched schools. Matthew...

Can Inglewood's NFL-fueled turnaround be a success if its schools are failing?

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-13

Laura Rosales, mother of three, lives blocks from the site of Inglewood's planned NFL stadium. Watching the fast-moving construction of a futuristic complex that is expected to bring thousands of...

Penguin Classics to offer schools sets of 100 books at £1 per title

The Guardian – 2016-02-15

Publisher responds to challenge from the schools minister to provide schoolchildren with affordable access to great books From Solomon Northrup’s 19th-century memoir about his years in captivity,...

LADWP Science Bowl pits 25 schools in a battle of science, math and technology

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-21

Ryan Dinh slapped at his buzzer so vigorously his glasses nearly fell from his face. But the buzz came from his opponent's table, and so too did the correct answer. The 16-year-old from Sherman Oaks...

Book Tour at Virginia Libraries & Schools features Author of ‘Amazing Magical Musical Plants’

Publishers Newswire – 2016-02-25

BOOK NEWS: Bestselling author and award-wining songwriter Thornton Cline will bring his latest published children's book, 'The Amazing Magical Musical Plants' (ISBN: 978-1574243253), to Central...

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