SunGard has recently announced the acquisition of K-12 instructional management software provider Performance Pathways.
Jahia has released an update to its open source Web content management system, Jahia Community Edition 6, under GPLv2. The latest version expands the enterprise content management system's portal and document management features and also includes new Web 2.0 enhancements.
Antelope Valley Union High School District has recently selected Pearson's PowerSchool Premier to manage its student data. The new system will replace the school's current SASI platform and is slated to launch in the fall of 2009.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has signed an agreement with Edupoint Educational Systems to implement the company's GENESIS student information system (SIS). The new platform will replace the district's current implementation of SASI.
VMware has released an update to Fusion, the company's desktop virtualization solution for Mac OS X. The latest release, version 2.0.2, includes a range of enhancements, from updated host and guest operating system support to new security features to new virtual machine importing capabilities.
Angel Learning this week previewed a forthcoming update to its learning management system, Angel LMS 7.4. The update, currently in an open field trial, incorporates new mashup capabilities, grading enhancements, and templates, as well as new administration, development, and content management features.
Database provider EBSCO has recently announced the release of new health-related databases written in 17 different languages and set for deployment at pubic libraries around the country.
Frisco Independent School District in northeast Texas has chosen Mizuni SIF Integration Tools for its growing technology and data processing needs. The district, which enrolls about 31,000 K-12 students, has experienced annual growth of between 12 percent and 30 percent over the last decade, and its demands for more efficient and reliable data management have subsequently skyrocketed.
- By Scott Aronowitz
Teachscape has launched the new version of its instructional enhancement technology Classroom Walkthrough. Through brief classroom visits, CWT allows instructional leaders to obtain an overview of the teaching and learning process and to track instructional data as it relates to student performance.
- By Scott Aronowitz
At the FETC 2009 conference in Orlando, FL, Vernier Software & Technology announced an expanded lineup of scientific measurement equipment, along with a new Web-based software package for managing lab-based projects.