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  • CoSN Issues Revised Framework for Essential Skills

    In offering its vision for 21st-century education, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a leading professional association for school district technology leaders in the United States, has set forth a guideline for the nation's education community: In order to bring a school district successfully into the 21st century, a district leader must have a vision for what will constitute an appropriate environment for his or her district, must possess or acquire the skills necessary to build that environment, and then must lead the district in its creation and implementation.More
  • NCLB Had Mixed Impact on Achievement, Study Finds

    No Child Left Behind's accountability measures had no impact on children's reading achievement but did lead to some gains in math achievement by some measures, according to new research out of the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Swarthmore College.More
  • STI Enhances SIS with Donor Tracking Module

    STI has introduced a new module for its InformationNOW student information system (SIS) called GIFTrak, which will allow private and charter schools to manage their donations, donor databases, and fundraising activities.More
  • Arkansas Inks Statewide License for School Access to Geographic Information

    The Arkansas Department of Education (ADOE) has signed a license agreement with ESRI giving all 266 school districts in the state access to the K-12-focused version of the Geographic Information System (GIS) software published by the company.More
  • IBM Donates 50 Computer Learning Systems To Help LA Preschoolers Learn English

    As part of its KidSmart Early Learning Program, IBM has donated 50 computer learning centers with software featuring English and Spanish learning activities to the Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP).More
  • Engineering Graphics Programming Goes to High School

    National Instruments, maker of the graphical programming software LabVIEW, has introduced LabVIEW Education Edition (LEE), a version of the software designed for high school users.More
  • Acrobat.com Expands Collaboration Features

    Adobe has expanded the features of its online collaboration tool, Acrobat.com. The new features, rolled out Nov. 21, include mobile support, organizational improvements, and Flickr and Google Image integration, among other enhancements.More
  • Boston Catholic Schools Introduce 2 Comprehensive Assessments

    The Catholic School of Office (CSO) of the Boston Archdiocese has announced it will introduce two comprehensive assessments into the schools under its auspices, the Stanford Achievement Test, 10th Edition (Stanford 10) and Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, Eighth Edition (OLSAT 8), both published by Pearson Assessment and Information. All students in grades 2 through 8 will required to take both tests annually at their respective grade levels.More
  • Publisher Launches ELL Resource Center

    In an effort to help English language learners (ELL) conduct academic research and improve their skills in speaking and understanding English, EBSCO Publishing has introduced its English Language Learner Reference Center, an informational database with enhanced technology for text-to-speech functionality.More