T.H.E. News Update :: October 10, 2007

News & Issues

Envision High Schools Spread WiFi Across Campuses

Charter school management organization Envision Schools is expanding its use of WiFi and deploying campus-wide wireless networking across all four of its high school campuses in Northern California....

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Portsmouth To Deploy Web-Based SIS

Portsmouth Public Schools in New Hampshire is deploying a new, district-wide student information system to replace its 10-year-old system in an effort to consolidate disparate databases and improve efficiency for state reporting purposes. The district will be using Infinite Campus District Edition....

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DOC Cop Expands Plagiarism Detection

Last month we wrote about the launch of DOC Cop, a Web-based service that provides free plagiarism detection tools. Since that time, the service has been expanded to include two types of Web checks, in addition to the original Corpus Check and DOC Check....

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San Diego USD Cogitates on Cognitive Tutor

San Diego Unified School District in California is hoping to bump student performance in math with the help of a research-based multimedia math curriculum called Cognitive Tutor Bridge to Algebra. The district spent $177,000 on licenses to bring the algebra readiness curriculum to students in 11 of its middle schools....

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GenevaLogic Kicks Off Visionary Grants

Ed tech developer GenevaLogic has launched a new grant program called "GenevaLogic Visionary Grants." The grants award software and various benefits, including ISTE membership, to schools and individual teachers using Vision classroom management software in innovative ways....

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DL Expands Vocab Development System

Curriculum developer Dynamic Literacy has released Elements Level 2, an expansion of the company's WordBuild Vocabulary Development System....

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