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HP Launches Education Cloud Service with ClassLink

HP this week launched SchoolCloud, a cloud computing solution designed specifically for education, in collaboration with ed tech provider ClassLink. HP also introduced TeachNow, a software app designed to help teachers build lesson plans, and HP MultiSeat, a virtualization solution to allow students to share a single host computer with multiple keyboards and screens.

Environmental Education Institute Applies Its Own Expertise to Efficient Heating

The Chewonki Foundation, a non-profit institution in Wiscasset, ME, offering numerous educational programs focusing on the environment and the natural world, has applied its own knowledge to heating its largest facility, the Center for Environmental Education, using a geothermal heating unit (GHU).

Microsoft Unveils Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Microsoft released the latest version of its free standalone server virtualization solution Friday.

Red Hat Launches Linux Release with KVM Hypervisor

Red Hat has released the fourth update of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform, which the company is calling the foundation of its virtualization portfolio.

Report: Energy Programs Driving IT Savings in Schools, But Fewer Execs Emphasize Efficiency

The majority of K-12 school districts that have energy management strategies in place are experiencing cost savings as a result of their efforts. But, according to new research released this week, IT executives are de-emphasizing energy efficiency as a priority in their departments.



Environmental Challenge Calls on K-12 Students To Develop Green Solutions

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Discovery Education, and the Siemens Foundation have announced the opening of the 2009 "Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge."

Pennsylvania District Moves to Thin Clients

Western Wayne School District in Pennsylvania is moving away from PCs for students and toward thin clients. The district is replacing desktop systems on a rolling basis with Wyse Technology's thin clients in an effort to cut technology costs and funnel the money into other areas, such as art and music.

eCopy Launches Document Imaging Software for Education

Software developer eCopy has released PaperWorks, a document imaging system designed for education institutions.

New Version of Print Management Software Aims To Help Cut Costs

Netop has released PrintLimit Pro 9.4, an update to the company's print management software that's geared toward more efficient printing and helping school environments save on three heavily used commodities: paper, ink, and time.

5 States Developing Green Curriculum

Five states have committed to developing green career and technical education programs, including high school programs designed to lead to careers in green industries.

Districts Head in Direction of Greater Energy Efficiency

Tight budgets don't always mean cuts. For districts in Illinois and Texas, finding a way to reduce expenditures recently meant finding a way to receive the same commodity at a reduced cost, specifically energy.

Small Power Gains Add Up to Big Savings at Los Angeles Unified

At the Los Angeles Unified School District, which has a highly publicized green initiative involving building design and vehicle fuel conversion, Vickie Frederick, director of network operations, is immersed in two pilot efforts. One involves reducing the power draw of computers, and the other focuses on reducing the number of printers in use, to cut back on both power usage and toner usage.

NSTA Names Grand Prize Winner in Sustainability Challenge

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Discovery, and the Siemens Foundation have announced the grand prize winner in the "Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge." The initiative called on K-12 students to develop green solutions for their schools, homes, and communities.

Virtual Desktops Get Energy Rebates

NComputing this week announced that its thin clients (also known as "virtual desktops") now qualify for energy rebates in several states.

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.

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