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  • NAEP: National Math Scores Slightly Up at Grade 8, Flat at Grade 4

    Fourth-graders' math skills have seen no improvement over the last two years, according to the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), released this week. Scores for eighth-graders did improve but only slightly. As a result, United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said that more needs to be done both to close the achievement gap and improve the overall performance of America's students.More

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  • Netbook Sales Outpacing Sales of Traditional Notebook Computers

    Netbook sales are taking off, according to a new report from DisplaySearch. The report indicates that netbook revenues were up 37 percent over the same quarter last year and up 264 percent for the year. Revenues from larger notebook PCs were down. But portable notebooks with screens 13" to 16" showed growth as well.More
  • ConnectYard Widget Talks to Social Networking Sites from CMS

    ConnectYard, which builds education-related applications, has developed a widget that can be added to a course management system for delivering queries to the user via social networking sites and other means. QuickConnect Widget works with Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, and other LMS platforms, according to the company.More
  • Epson Expands LCD Projector Line with Smaller EX Models

    Epson introduced three upgrades to the company's EX line of portable projectors. The Epson EX31, EX51, and EX71 achieve a 30 percent decrease in size and 20 percent decrease in weight, along with an increased brightness of 2,500 lumens for both color and white light output.More
  • NEC Debuts 2 Mobile DLP Projectors

    NEC Display Solutions has started shipping two new digital projectors, the NP110 and NP215, offering 7-watt speakers, built-in closed captioning and eco Mode for conserving energy.More
  • Survey Results Point to Educators' Interest in Social Networking Sites

    Preliminary results of a survey released in mid-September at the EdNET Conference in Chicago indicate a great deal of interest from educators in using online social networking to connect with colleagues and discuss best practices and ways to improve education.More