Charter School Organization Virtualizes Infrastructure

The Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation (GEO Foundation) in Indiana has virtualized its computing infrastructure and upgraded its storage system to reduce costs and energy requirements, expand student access to computers, and improve IT operations. The announcement was made at the FETC 2010 conference, which is going on this week in Orlando, FL.

Ohio District Overhauls Infrastructure To Save Costs, Reduce Energy Use

Lakota Local School District of Liberty Township, OH, has made infrastructure upgrades that it said it expects to save about $257,000 a year in energy and operating costs.

Florida Power & Light Puts Renewable Energy in Students' Hands

Energy provider Florida Power & Light (FPL) has introduced the Next Generation Solar Education Station (NGSES) at L.A. Ainger Middle School in Rotonda West, FL. The working solar energy station, which provides 5 kilowatts of electricity, also serves as a tool for students to learn all about alternative energy.

Nebraska Wind Farms Generate Tech Funds for School District

When the Nebraska Public Power District started looking into wind farms as potential sources of electricity seven years ago, Bob Marks had no idea what impact the initiative would have on his school district. The project started with a few years' worth of wind studies, said Marks, superintendent for Bloomfield Community Schools in Bloomfield, NE, and wrapped up this year with a financial windfall for the city's 240-student K-12 school.

Gartner: Careful Spending Will Continue Characterizing Data Center Ops in 2010

Data center managers have a lot of room for improvement in their operations, including reducing energy costs and making more efficient use of space, according to Gartner. The consulting firm said that energy costs are the fastest-rising cost element in the data center portfolio.

HP Launches Education Cloud Service with ClassLink

HP this week launched SchoolCloud, a cloud computing solution designed specifically for education, in collaboration with ed tech provider ClassLink. HP also introduced TeachNow, a software app designed to help teachers build lesson plans, and HP MultiSeat, a virtualization solution to allow students to share a single host computer with multiple keyboards and screens.

Environmental Education Institute Applies Its Own Expertise to Efficient Heating

The Chewonki Foundation, a non-profit institution in Wiscasset, ME, offering numerous educational programs focusing on the environment and the natural world, has applied its own knowledge to heating its largest facility, the Center for Environmental Education, using a geothermal heating unit (GHU).

Microsoft Unveils Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Microsoft released the latest version of its free standalone server virtualization solution Friday.

Red Hat Launches Linux Release with KVM Hypervisor

Red Hat has released the fourth update of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform, which the company is calling the foundation of its virtualization portfolio.

Report: Energy Programs Driving IT Savings in Schools, But Fewer Execs Emphasize Efficiency

The majority of K-12 school districts that have energy management strategies in place are experiencing cost savings as a result of their efforts. But, according to new research released this week, IT executives are de-emphasizing energy efficiency as a priority in their departments.

Environmental Challenge Calls on K-12 Students To Develop Green Solutions

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Discovery Education, and the Siemens Foundation have announced the opening of the 2009 "Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge."

Pennsylvania District Moves to Thin Clients

Western Wayne School District in Pennsylvania is moving away from PCs for students and toward thin clients. The district is replacing desktop systems on a rolling basis with Wyse Technology's thin clients in an effort to cut technology costs and funnel the money into other areas, such as art and music.

eCopy Launches Document Imaging Software for Education

Software developer eCopy has released PaperWorks, a document imaging system designed for education institutions.

New Version of Print Management Software Aims To Help Cut Costs

Netop has released PrintLimit Pro 9.4, an update to the company's print management software that's geared toward more efficient printing and helping school environments save on three heavily used commodities: paper, ink, and time.

5 States Developing Green Curriculum

Five states have committed to developing green career and technical education programs, including high school programs designed to lead to careers in green industries.

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