T.H.E. News Update :: May 27, 2009

  • Blackboard's Angel Acquisition Under Investigation by DOJ

    The United States Department of Justice is apparently taking an interest in Blackboard's recent acquisition of Angel Learning. DOJ has been asking questions about the controversial buyout, according to Blackboard's chief rival in the commercial LMS space, Desire2Learn. More
  • Districts Throughout Oklahoma Implementing Electronic Alert System

    On the heels of a preferred agreement between the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) and electronic alert technology provider SchoolReach, more than 35 districts in the state have signed up for the company's Instant Parent Contact System in the first quarter of 2009. More
  • Partnership Brings Free Books to Title I Schools

    First Book, a non-profit provider of books to children in need, has partnered with collaborative education software maker ePals to provide free books to Title I schools enrolled in the company's In2Books e-mentoring program. More
  • Calaveras Unified Completes $3 Million Network Upgrade

    Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) in California has completed a $3 million district-wide network upgrade that includes a new IP telephony system along with an upgraded gigabit network infrastructure and a 100 megabit point-to-point wireless WAN across the school sites. More
  • Partnership Melds Network Monitoring with Student Information System

    Two companies have teamed up to add network monitoring and reporting to student information management. Lightspeed Systems, which sells network security software for the education market, has partnered with Logic Key, which sells Harmony School Management Software, to create an integrated application to identify and address possible safety and security issues. More