T.H.E. News Update :: March 25, 2009

News & Issues

  • Creating Transparency for Stimulus Funds

    University researchers are seeking out ways that state governments can use technology to comply with preK-12 educational stimulus package requirements--requirements based on stringent guidance that was issued to government agencies on how state stimulus allocations should be monitored and reported on. More
  • Indiana District Moves to Online Student Data System

    Indiana's Franklin Township Community School Corp. is overhauling its student information system in order to address new demands brought on by growth. More
  • Georgia's Largest District Expands External Education Capabilities

    Gwinnett County Public Schools, the largest school district in the state of Georgia, has implemented voice over IP (VoIP) and conferencing and collaborative technologies to expand its instructional reach to remote and otherwise homebound students. More
  • Discovery Launches Educational Travel Program

    Discovery Education has announced the launch of Discovery Student Adventures, a program that gives students in grades 5 through 12 and their accompanying teachers the opportunity to experience a real-life adventure in one of eight exotic destinations. The trips, scheduled for summer 2010, include the Arctic, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Italy and Greece, New Zealand and Fiji, and South Africa. More
  • California District Chooses Software to Help Comply with State Reporting Requirements

    Berkeley Unified School District in Northern California has chosen Certica Solutions' K-12 data reporting software Certify to help record and verify data in order to comply with California's extensive and demanding requirements for gathering and submitting student, teacher and school evaluation data several times each year. More
  • Penn State Expands Professional Development Program for School Nurses

    Pennsylvania State University has expanded the summer session of its professional development program for school nurses in a variety of ways. In addition to new course offerings in the curriculum, the program now offers its courses at 15 PSU satellite campuses, as well as online. More
  • Sun Releases Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3

    Sun has released Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software 3, a major update to the company's virtualization management suite. The new version includes expanded VMware support, Open Storage integration, and Active Directory support, among other enhancements. More