News Briefs for Monday, Nov. 20

TheBeehive Offers Free Online Learning Resource

Non-profit organization One Economy has launched a new online learning help center called The new site offers educational activities, games, tools, exercises and resources for K-12 students and parents in English and Spanish. Included in the site's offerings are homework resources for reading, writing, math, science and other topics. The resources are provided by The National Education Association, the U.S. Department of Education and other sources and are available free of charge to end users.

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport Adopts Online Marketing for K-12 Enrollment

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn. has entered into a marketing relationship with Private Schooling Direct, an online resource for parents looking for information about private schools. According to the arrangement, Private Schooling Direct "will provide admissions marketing services to all 39 diocesan elementary and secondary catholic schools in Fairfield County," PSD said in a prepared statement.

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Lava Software Offers Education Discount on PasswordVault Pro

Lava Software is offering introductory pricing for its new PasswordVault Pro software on site licenses for K-12 institutions, colleges and universities. PasswordVault Pro is a tool for password management and control for large groups of users. With the introductory pricing, a site license for K-12 schools runs $349, covering students and staff. The license includes desktop and notebook versions of the software for use at school and home and comes with support for Mac OS X, Mac OS 9, Windows and Linux. Other configurations are also available, and a free, "lite" version can also be downloaded from Lava's site.

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Georgia Districts Add Securiant Network Security

Two school districts in Georgia have adopted Securiant's Spider Integrated Security Appliance for network security. Tift County Public Schools is using the platform for firewall, intrusion detection, content filtering and other purposes for its 13 schools. Bacon County School District is using SpiderISA for additional network security, replacing the existing firewall, and for various other filtering and intrusion detection functions.

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David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 29-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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