Blue Valley School District of Johnson County, KS is successfully using statistical analysis software to foster dramatic improvements in student standardized test scores from the diagnostics at the beginning of the school year to the state exams at the end.
- By Scott Aronowitz
Three districts in Virginia are moving to a Web-based student information system to help streamline administrative processes and gain real-time access to data.
Blue Valley School District in suburban Kansas City has announced the implementation of SAS data warehousing, analysis, and reporting solutions as part of an overall strategic plan to improve student performance on standardized tests.
Total School Solutions and Helm Solutions Group have recently teamed up to release iSchoolFinder.com version 3, a resource aimed at helping school districts forecast future student enrollment.
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.