T.H.E. News Update :: July 18, 2007

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News & Issues

KY High School Links Cameras to Police Cruisers

Bishop Brossart High School in Alexandria, KY last week launched a program that links security cameras on its campus to Alexandria Police Department cruisers. The system allows police access to the school's cameras in real time in their cruisers from any location....

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South Carolina District Deploys Emergency Response System

Kershaw County School District in South Carolina in implementing an emergency management system called Rapid Responder from Prepared Response. The district had received a $211,000 grant from the United States Department of Education in 2006 to improve its preparedness for crises. It then contracted with Prepared Response to install the system....

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50 Districts Adopt SchoolMessenger Alert System

According to communication systems developer SchoolMessenger, 50 districts across the United States have deployed its SchoolMessenger for Cisco Unified Communications, an alert system for K-12 institutions. The company has also updated the system to provide SMS text messaging....

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NWEA Improves K-2 Assessment Tool

The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), a non-profit based in Portland, OR that works with educational organizations to improve K-12 education, released new features for its MAP for Primary Grades computerized adaptive assessment system....

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Arkansas School Migrates to IP-Based Video Surveillance

Bentonville High School in Arkansas is converting its campus surveillance systems from analog to IP video. The new technologies, provided by Wren, will allow administrators to access video remotely and from multiple locations on the campus, as well as manage and distribute video to multiple users....

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FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced & Server Editions Launched

FileMaker has released four new versions of FileMaker Pro, a database widely used in education. The new FileMaker Pro 9 family, which launched July 10, includes FileMaker Pro 9, FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced, FileMaker Server 9, and FileMaker Server 9 Advanced....

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