T.H.E. News Update :: September 26, 2007

News & Issues

OLPC Gearing Up for 'Get 1, Give 1' Program

For two weeks in November, the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) foundation will let citizens of the United States and Canada buy two of its XO laptops for $399 so that they can keep one and donate the other to a child in a developing nation....

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VMware Releases Tools as Open Source

Virtual infrastructure software company VMware says that more than 300 schools are now participating in its free Academic Program, which provides products, resources, and source code at no cost to schools for research and publication....

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Free Document Exchange Connects High Schools to Colleges

College and career-planning services provider ConnectEdu has released its C!Doc college admissions tool for free to help high schools more easily connect students with higher education institutions....

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New York City DoE Takes 2007 Broad Prize

The Broad Foundation has awarded $500,000 to the winner of this year's Broad Prize for Urban Education, the New York City Department of Education. The foundation also awarded four finalists $125,000 each, including the Long Beach Unified School District (California), which was the winner of the 2003 Broad Prize....

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Novell To Launch Team Collaboration for Open Workgroup Suite

Novell next month will begin shipping two new workspace and collaboration tools for its Open Workgroup Suite: Novell Teaming and Novell Teaming + Conferencing. The tools are designed to boost team productivity and streamline processes involved in creating, managing, and sharing information....

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Netchemia Intros SchoolRecruiter 2.0

Netchemia, a K-12 software developer, has announced version 2.0 of its SchoolRecruiter system. SchoolRecruiter is a Web-based tool used for tracking, recruiting, screening, interviewing, and hiring applicants in K-12 organizations....

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