T.H.E. News Update
Breaking Stories in K-12

Policy & Advocacy

  • Was I Wrong on Obama?

    With his defunding of EETT, the new boss seems to many ed tech advocates to be just like the old boss.


News & Issues

  • Blackboard Connect Expands Parent Notifications

    Blackboard has just added a new feature to its Blackboard Connect notification service that allows teachers to send messages to parents one on one.

  • Univision Launches Campaign To Promote Academic Achievement

    Univision Communications has launched a national campaign to promote academic achievement and college readiness among Hispanic K-12 students in the United States. "Es El Momento" ("The Moment Is Now") is a Spanish-language initiative that will focus on high school graduation, college readiness and completion, and parental and community involvement in reaching these goals.

  • New Jersey District Overhauls Network To Boost Access to Learning Tools

    Denville School District of Denville, NJ, is looking to boost its network capabilities and expand access to technology in its classrooms by overhauling its telecommunications infrastructure.

  • Westside Union SD Automates Timekeeping

    Westside Union School District of Quartz Hill, CA, which serves communities in the Antelope Valley about 60 miles north of Los Angeles, reported that it will automate its extensive district timekeeping processes with a solution from workforce management software provider Kronos.

  • Texas Districts Move to Web-Based Data Certification System

    Three Texas school districts have recently moved to Certica Solutions' Certify software for internal data certification. Humble Independent School District (HISD) and Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (LCISD), both in the Houston area, and San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) said they chose Certify to improve the quality of the data reported to Texas Education Agency (TEA) under state reporting laws.

  • Pennsylvania District Overhauls Administrative Systems

    Allentown School District in Pennsylvania is overhauling its administrative systems. The district said it has replaced its Legacy human resources and financial systems to address growth and improve efficiencies.