T.H.E. News Update :: June 3, 2009

  • Research Reveals Another STEM Gender Gap: Computer Science

    If the attitudes of high school students are a good predictor of eventual career choices, the future will continue to see computer science fields dominated by males. According to new research released by ACM and the W GBH Educational Foundation, compared with girls, more than twice as many boys see computer science as a "good" or "very good" choice as a college major. What's more, four times as many boys cited computer science as a "very good" career choice. More
  • Oregon's Largest District Overhauls Data Reporting

    Portland Public Schools (PPS) of Portland, OR, has announced it will implement a new data quality improvement process using Certify K-12 data certification software. Manufactured by Wakefield, MA-based Certica Solutions, the software will help PPS more fully and accurately comply with the annual and intermittent data submission requirements of the Oregon Department of Education. More
  • Schools Roll Out Emergency Alert Systems

    K-12 schools are continuing to adopt emergency alert systems in droves. Several have recently gone public with their adoption of a notification system from Omnilert to communicate both routine and emergency information to stakeholders. More
  • Fujitsu Intros Netbook for Education

    Fujitsu has launched a new netbook-class computer for education--its first in North America. The M2010 Mini-Notebook, which debuted Tuesday, comes in a 10.1-inch WSVGA configuration and ships with Windows XP Home. More
  • IT Dogged by Security Issues, Studies Find

    Software security continues to trouble IT pros, who often have to do more with less in the current recession, according to two industry-sponsored studies. More