T.H.E. News Update :: February 27, 2008

News & Issues

North Dakota To Roll Out Special Ed Management System

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) has signed on with Maximus for a $1 million state-wide implementation of TIENET, a special education case management system....

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ePals To Provide Education Software for Classmate PCs

Ed tech developer ePals this week announced that it's developing education tool's for the Classmate PC, Intel's low-cost, ruggedized laptops designed for elementary and middle school students. It's also part of Intel's World Ahead Program for bringing technology to students around the world, particularly students in "emerging" cultures....

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SafetyCare Launches Wireless Emergency Response System

Security technology firm SafetyCare debuted a new emergency response system targeted toward education: SchoolTrak. The new system is designed to provide turnkey campus safety features for classrooms and other campus facilities through wireless technologies....

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Power LogOn Brings Access Control to School Facilities

Security management technology provider Access Smart earlier this month debuted Power LogOn Administrator 4.0 for educational institutions. The solution includes features for identity management, transactions, and building and network access using smart card technology....

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Adobe Kicks Off School Innovation Awards

Adobe this week kicked off its 2008 School Innovation Awards program, a competition in which high school students in accredited private and public schools can submit creative projects to win prizes, including Adobe software, cash, or a Levono laptop....

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Print-Limit Pro 8 Adds Leopard Support, Group Management

GenevaLogic this week released an update to Print-Limit Pro, the company's system for managing the use of printers in K-12 schools and higher education. The new version 8.0 adds native support for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and includes expanded management and administrative functionality....

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North Dakota To Roll Out Special Ed Management System

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) has signed on with Maximus for a $1 million state-wide implementation of TIENET, a special education case management system....

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Kewanee District Adopts Disaster Recovery for Mixed Computing Environment

Kewanee Community Unit School District 229 in Illinois has adopted a new disaster recovery system for its students' computers. Kewanee chose Drive Vaccine from Horizon DataSys, a special version of the company's flagship Rollback Rx Pro disaster recovery suite tailored for education.....

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