T.H.E. News Update :: September 12, 2007

News & Issues

NSF Kicks in $634K for STEM Education Development

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Rochester Warner School of Education $634,157 to "help encourage and train both talented undergraduate majors in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering and STEM professionals considering a career change to work as math and science teachers in high-need school districts," according to the university....

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Collier County Deploys Classroom Monitoring System

Collier County School District in Florida has deployed a classroom monitoring and control system from NetOp Tech called NetOp School....

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Tyler ISD Puts DVRs on School Buses

Tyler Independent School District in Texas is putting digital video recorders on its school buses. No, the DVRs aren't there to let students catch up on the shows they missed while in class. Instead, they're part of a security system for the district that includes cameras and encrypted wireless connections for remote download....

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NextFest 2007 Education Day Heads to LACC

Organizers of the Wired NextFest 2007 festival have announced the fourth-annual Education Day event to be held during the show, Sept. 13 and 14, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Education Day is designed to expose students to "future technologies" in entertainment, healthcare, and other fields and to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math....

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Computer Tools Come to Special Education Curricula

AbleNet and SoftTouch have formed a partnership to deliver computer and literacy tools to students with moderate to severe cognitive and physical disabilities. The partnership is designed to build on two of AbleNet's special ed curricula: Star Reporter and MEville to WEville....

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Milton Town SD Deploys SmartFilter Internet Filtering

Milton Town School District in Vermont has deployed SmartFilter, Bess Edition from Secure Computing to block students from accessing sites the district deems inappropriate. SmartFilter is a URL-filtering solution that's also designed to protect the district's network from potentially dangerous downloads....

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