News Briefs

News Briefs

Viewpoint School Deploys Xirrus Wi-Fi Network for Campuswide Connectivity

Xirrus Inc., a provider of high-capacity, long-range Wi-Fi products that can effectively extend wired network capabilities to wireless without compromise, has deployed its Wi-Fi solution to support the new campuswide wireless network at Viewpoint School, the sixth largest independent school in the California Association of Independent Schools, located in Calabasas, CA. The campuswide Wi-Fi network stretches across the 25-acre campus, connecting more than 1,200 students and faculty. With the new network, Viewpoint now has the ability to achieve the necessary capacity and coverage to take wired “Triple Play” to wireless notebooks, security cameras, and event broadcasting, enriching the overall experience of the students and faculty…

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Capital One, JA Unveil Mobile Financial Literacy Program for Middle School Students

Capital One Financial Corp. and JA Worldwide (Junior Achievement) have teamed up to create the Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park that was unveiled last week in Washington before it heads to Fairfax and Richmond, VA, this fall. The Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park is a mobile, interactive classroom—two 53-foot semitrucks that feature 2,000 square feet of training space and can host up to 60 students at a time—where students are given real-life financial situations and taught how to make important decisions on money matters and establish a personal budget. Finance Park will be in Fairfax from Oct. 12-Oct. 25 and in Richmond from Oct. 30-Nov. 8. More than 200 Capital One volunteers will staff the Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park and mentor the nearly 1,000 students who will pass through the mobile, interactive classroom this fall. Plans are already underway to bring Finance Park to the Washington, DC, area and communities in Texas next year…

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Thinkronize, ENA Bring Safe Internet Searching to All of Tennessee's K-12 Schools

A recent partnership between Thinkronize, developer of the netTrekker suite of safe educational search products, and Education Networks of America (ENA), a provider of managed network and technology solutions for school systems, has made safe Internet searching a reality for every K-12 student, parent, and educator throughout Tennessee. Through the partnership, more than a million Tennessee students and teachers now have access to the netTrekker d.i. educational search engine, which gives students and educators fast and easy access to more than 180,000 educator-selected, standards-based online resources that support and enhance the complete K-12 curricula. The Tennessee Department of Education believes it is the fundamental right of every child to receive a quality education, and that it is the state’s responsibility to ensure equal, safe, and quality learning opportunities for all students. Aligned with the department’s mission, netTrekker d.i. guarantees that users will only receive the best, educationally relevant search results from the Internet, providing rich learning opportunities, every search, every school day, for every Tennessee student...

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LeapFrog SchoolHouse Teams With Gymboree for School-Readiness Programs

LeapFrog SchoolHouse, the school division of LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., has announced that Gymboree Play & Music, a provider of parent-child play and learning programs, will offer LeapFrog SchoolHouse products in two new programs designed to help children gain key skills in preparation for prekindergarten and kindergarten classes. As a result of the collaboration, Gymboree Play & Music will incorporate multisensory curriculum components from LeapFrog SchoolHouse into its programs in select locations this fall, with a nationwide rollout in early 2007. LeapFrog SchoolHouse offerings will be used in Gymboree’s new Level 7 School Readiness Program and the Gymboree Learning Lab…

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