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Administrative/Business Tools


School Loop Launches Open APIs for Web System

Education technology developer School Loop is rolling out open APIs called OpenLoop to help districts exchange data between School Loop subsystems.

Oregon's Largest District Overhauls Data Reporting

Portland Public Schools (PPS) of Portland, OR, has announced it will implement a new data quality improvement process using Certify K-12 data certification software. Manufactured by Wakefield, MA-based Certica Solutions, the software will help PPS more fully and accurately comply with the annual and intermittent data submission requirements of the Oregon Department of Education.

GradeCam Converts Cameras into Test Scanners

GradeCam has released a software tool that allows Webcams and other types of cameras to be used to scan multiple choice tests and collect data to be used to aid instruction.

Boarding School Chooses ImageNow To Digitize Documents

Phillips Academy in Massachusetts has chosen Perceptive Software's ImageNow enterprise document management and imaging application to bring its extensive filing archive into the 21st century.

CDW-G Launches Tools To Assess Virtualization Needs

Is your data center ripe for virtualization? New assessment services from CDW Government (CDW-G) have been launched to help answer just that question.

Database Publisher To Launch Comprehensive Metadata Resource

Seeking to give libraries and their patrons the ultimate launching pad for online research, EBSCO has announced its plan to create the Discovery Service, a library search engine.

Horizon Intros Food Service Management System for Smaller Districts

Horizon Software International has announced the release of KidServe, a complete food service management application aimed specifically at districts with between one and eight schools. The point of sale (POS) software manages all aspects of school food service, including inventory management, cost management, personnel, ordering, menus, and a diverse array of payment plan options.

Desire2Learn Rolls Out New Learning Environment, Repository, ePortfolio

Desire2Learn has released new versions of its Learning Environment, Learning Repository, and ePortfolio software, as well as Desire2Learn 2GO, a new mobile application for Blackberry.

Michigan Expands Adoption of Online Transcripts

Four Michigan public universities have joined the ConnectEDU network. According to the company, 40 percent of college- bound seniors and 14 of the 15 public universities in the state are providing Connect, which puts high school students and their families in touch with college admissions offices and helps school counselors manage and track the application process for their students.

Pearson Completes National Transcript Center Acquisition

Pearson this week completed the acquisition of the National Transcript Center, the developer of an electronic transcript exchange system for K-12 and post-secondary institutions.

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