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Pennsylvania School for Disruptive Students Adopts RFID Pendant for Staff, Students

Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7 Crossroads School has adopted radio frequency identification (RFID) pendants, citing a desire to better protect students and staff and deescalate altercations.

Blackboard Acquires X-Ray Analytics for Moodle

Blackboard has acquired X-Ray Analytics, a predictive analytics tool for education, and plans to integrate it with its Moodlerooms and Moodle Enterprise learning management systems, among other products.

Burbank Unified Switches to Reclaimed Water for Irrigation

A southern California school district is gradually introducing the use of reclaimed water for irrigation as part of a $110 million capital projects and technology bond initiative.

Snapshot: EMC Leads Disk Storage Systems in Q1 Sales

Demand for enterprise storage systems has grown nearly seven percent in the last year, according to tech research firm IDC.

How Phonics is Taught Can Affect How Well a Child Learns To Read

New readers who focus on sounding out letters rather than learning whole words tap into that part of the human brain best wired for developing reading skills.

Survey: Technology Vital to Student Success

Schools are seeing much more positive results from the use of digital tools than even a year ago, according to the annual Speak Up report produced by Project Tomorrow and Blackboard.

New Secure Charging Cart and Stations Introduced

LocknCharge has introduced four new devices to charge mobile phones and tablets: a cart that can handle 20 devices at a time and three charging stations of various sizes.

Pearson Introduces Upgrades to Assessment, Writing Programs

Pearson has introduced upgrades to two of its flagship software programs, one designed to help teachers with assessment, aimsweb, and another, WriteToLearn, designed to aid students with their writing skills.

Central Missouri District Beefs up Wireless Infrastructure

Columbia Public Schools in central Missouri is updated its Wi-Fi infrastructure to improve speed.

New Cases Accommodate Devices Up to 11.6 Inches

Trident Case has introduced a new cover designed to protect laptops and Chromebooks up to 11.6 inches in size.

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