Griffin-Spalding County Schools has installed the Unitrends Rapid Recovery System to provide hardware protection and data backup and recovery in the event of a disaster. The suburban district, located 40 miles south of Atlanta, comprises 21 schools teaching grades K through 12.
- By Scott Aronowitz
New York City Schools has signed a five-year, $54.9 million contract with government services provider Maximus. Under the agreement, Maximus will provide the district its TIENET special education case management system, allowing teachers to prepare Individual Education Programs (IEPs) online.
Infinite Campus has announced a new version of its student information system, District Edition 2009.2, which integrates emergency notification.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
San Diego Unified School District has recently deployed Tyler Technologies' VersaTrans software in an effort to manage the daily transportation of more than 21,000 K-12 students.
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) has partnered with Pearson to provide online access to the annual Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) test results report. The new offering is aimed at providing information and analytics to administrators of teacher preparation programs.
ePals has announced a partnership with Privacy Networks aimed at providing a searchable e-mail archiving solution to K-12 institutions using the ePals SchoolMail platform.
Deer Park Independent School District in Texas has recently signed a deal with Tyler Technologies to deploy the company's financial management suite of products. Under the agreement, Tyler will provide the district with software licenses, professional services, system maintenance, and support.
Lightspeed Systems, which develops network security software for the education market, and Eagle Software, which develops Web-based administrative software for California schools, have integrated their products to enable schools to better monitor online user activity and support student safety measures. As a result, the Aeries Student Information System from Eagle Software features reports of students' Internet usage that are obtained from Total Traffic Control, Lightspeed's network security and monitoring solution.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Greendale School District in Wisconsin is revamping its student data and testing systems with the deployment of Pearson Benchmark, a Web-based testing and reporting system designed to monitor student progress and provide analytics to help "manage and maximize student achievement."
Tyler Technologies has recently signed a contract with Peoria Unified School District in Arizona to implement its financial management solution. The contract--worth more than $1 million--includes licensing, professional services, and ongoing maintenance and support.