T.H.E. News Update :: May 14, 2008

News & Issues

Study: Top Web Application Vulnerabilities Remain Unfixed

Organizations still aren't doing enough to protect their data from Web application vulnerabilities, according to a study released Tuesday by security firm Cenzic. The study, Application Security Trends Report, Q1 2008, identified "1,409 unique published vulnerabilities for the first quarter of 2008, with Web technology vulnerabilities comprising 70 percent of the vulnerability volume...."...

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Orange County Public Schools To Improve Data Reporting

Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) of Orlando, FL, is partnering with Wakefield, MA-based Certica Solutions to help the district monitor and improve the quality of data that is reported multiple times each year to the Florida Department of Education....

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Washington County Deploys WiFi District-wide

Washington County School District in Utah is in the process of deploying a district-wide WiFi network covering 41 public K-12 schools that span more than 2,400 square miles....

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Pearson 'Academies' Bring Online Professional Development to Smaller Districts

Pearson this week launched a new online teacher professional development service. Dubbed Pearson Professional Growth Academies, the service is designed to bring instructional content from accredited universities to smaller districts by providing courses that don't require minimum enrollment....

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Miami-Dade Deploys SAP ERP

In an effort to bolster its operations management, Miami-Dade County Public Schools is deploying an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system as part of its district-wide Business Operating Solutions for Schools project. Deployment began in September 2007....

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Unicon Launches uPortal 3 Services

Technology integrator Unicon has announced that it's now providing commercial support for uPortal 3.0, an open source campus portal solution designed by members of the education community....

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Tegrity Records 325,000 Hours of Lectures

Ed tech developer Tegrity reported this week that usage of its Campus 2.0 classroom capture system hit record levels last year, including, among other things, capturing 325,000 hours of faculty lectures on Tegrity servers in a 12-month period....

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El Paso ISD Adopts District-wide IP Video Surveillance

El Paso Independent School District in Texas said it's planning to deploy IP video surveillance across al of its high schools and middle schools. EPISD is the seventh-largest district in the state, with 92 total campuses....

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