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T.H.E. News Update :: May 20, 2009

  • Education Secretary Wants ARRA Applications Pronto

    The United States Department of Education this week urged states to "act now" to get their applications in for stimulus package funding. Education Secretary Duncan said that states should act as quickly as possible on State Fiscal Stabilization Funds to help move reforms forward and to protect teaching jobs that are at risk. More
  • School Districts Increase Emergency Alerts, Surveillance on Students

    School districts are saturating their campuses with surveillance cameras, with nearly four in five (79 percent) reporting that they use cameras at their schools--an increase of nine points over the last 12 months, according to a new report. But overall, according to CDW-G, which conducted the survey, schools are not keeping pace with "increasing threats." More
  • NSTA Names Grand Prize Winner in Sustainability Challenge

    The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Discovery, and the Siemens Foundation have announced the grand prize winner in the "Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge." The initiative called on K-12 students to develop green solutions for their schools, homes, and communities. More
  • Virtual Desktops Get Energy Rebates

    NComputing this week announced that its thin clients (also known as "virtual desktops") now qualify for energy rebates in several states. More
  • California District Moves to 802.11n WiFi

    In an effort to boost student learning and opportunities for mobility and collaboration, California's Moorpark Unified School District has rolled out an all-new 802.11n high-speed wireless network across all of its campuses. More

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