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News & Issues

  • Georgia District Drives Savings Through Energy Initiative

    In September 2009, Marietta City Schools (MCS) of Marietta, GA, launched a competition among the schools in the district. The "Save a Watt" competition, designed in conjunction with energy data solutions provider Apogee Interactive and energy provider Marietta Power & Water (MPW), led to energy and cost savings in every school in the district.

  • K-12 School To Be Housed at U Arizona Science and Technology Park

    The Vail School District of Vail, AZ has announced it has broken ground on a K-12 facility located inside the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park in Tucson. The district said Vail Academy and High School (VAHS) will be the first in the nation to be housed at a university research park.

  • U Texas El Paso Partners with High School on STEM with Hefty NFS Grant

    The University of Texas at El Paso has received funding to support its efforts to connect STEM-oriented graduate students with kids in K-12. The five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will pay for development of a new program at the university called NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education.

  • Web Security Report Reveals Major Vulnerabilities

    Botnets are an increasingly efficient way to deliver malware; cyber criminal attacks via social networks like Twitter are an omnipresent threat; spam is increasing in both volume and severity. These are just a few of the conclusions that appear in the latest report from Web security products provider M86 Security.

  • Houston Area District Revamps Data Management

    In an effort to save time and resources related to data compilation, Klein Independent School District (KISD) in suburban Houston has overhauled its data management systems.

  • Iron Mountain Acquires Mimosa

    Iron Mountain, best known for providing off-premises backup of enterprise data, said Monday it has acquired e-mail and SharePoint archiving solutions provider Mimosa Systems for $112 million.

  • Microsoft Updates Azure Provisioning Tool

    To help IT pros automate the provisioning and management of services deployed to the recently released Windows Azure cloud offering, Microsoft has released a new version of its Windows Azure Service Management (WASM) Cmdlets for PowerShell.

  • SchoolNet Launches Student Information System

    After two years of testing and development in partnership with more than 200 school districts, Schoolnet has released its new student information system, GradeSpeed. The system allows user districts to import, track, and report on all student data without requiring substantial training of administrators who expect to use it regularly, according to the company.