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  • 10.5 Million PreK-12 Students Will Attend Classes Online by 2014

    More than 2 million preK-12 students take some form of schooling online right now--whether attending a virtual school for all their classes or just taking one or more courses via the Internet. But while the vast majority of students will continue to take all of their courses in physical classrooms over the next five years, the number of students taking courses online will jump to more than 10 million by 2014, according to data released recently by research firm Ambient Insight.More
  • Gartner: Shared-Services Can Cut Enterprise Content Management Costs

    According to a new report from Gartner, organizations can cut their enterprise content management (ECM) costs by 10 percent to 20 percent by moving to a shared services model.More
  • Pearson Launches Early Warning System for At-Risk Students

    More than 1.2 million students drop out of high school each year, according to reports from the National Center for Education Statistics. For an economic superpower with a renewed commitment to education reform, this is a sobering figure. In an effort to help schools combat the decision by at-risk students simply to "give up" and drop out, Pearson has launched Prevent, a data-driven software system designed to give early-warning alerts to educators and administrators that a student is in danger of falling through the cracks and allow them to intervene in the areas necessary.More
  • ED Adopts Learning Point To Launch and Manage Resource Center

    The United States Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement has awarded a five-year contract for charter school research and technical assistance to Learning Point Associates, a non-profit education research and consulting organization.More
  • Levin To Take the Helm at SETDA

    Douglas Levin will take the helm at the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), replacing Mary Ann Wolf as executive director.More
  • NAESP Recognizes Outstanding Elementary and Middle School Principals

    The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has named 63 K-8 principals throughout the United States as 2009 National Distinguished Principals (NDP).More
  • Software Developer Offers Students Graphic Arts Industry Suite for Free

    MetaCommunications has announced the launch of its Software for Students program, through which high schools, colleges, and career training institutes teaching graphic arts can use the company's Workgroups 2010 application suite free of charge. More
  • Cyber Defense Competition Calls on Highschoolers To Solve Network Security Problems

    The non-profit Air Force Association (AFA) has announced the coming of CyberPatriot II, which it promotes as possibly the largest ever high school cyber defense competition. Beginning Nov. 7, teams from schools in 44 U.S. states, South Korea, and Japan will compete to be the first to solve a series of cyber defense problems crippling a computer program specially designed for the competition by Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC).More