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Scholastic purchases software maker Tom Snyder Productions

In the latest example of how the ed-tech industry is becoming increasingly consolidated into the hands of a few key publishers, New York-based children’s publishing company Scholastic Corp. has acquired…

Mississippi inching closer to computers in every classroom

Mississippi leaders have raised more than two-thirds of the private money needed to put a computer in every public classroom, Gov. Ronnie Musgrove said Dec. 11. “Giving our children access…

Grant Deadlines

February IBM Reinventing Education 3: Teacher Education Grants IBM first launched its Reinventing Education program in 1994, and the company recently announced a new phase of the program. Reinventing Education…

Grant Awards

$2 million from the Indiana Department of Education More than 30 school districts across Indiana will benefit from federal grants to upgrade computers and electronic technology. In December, state Superintendent…

Teen’s ‘translator glove’ could lend hearing-impaired students a hand

A Grand Junction, Colo., high school senior is getting international acclaim for inventing a computerized glove that translates sign language gestures into writing. Educators say the device could hold great…

Georgia aims for paperless school board meetings

The DeKalb County School Board recently became the first school board in Georgia—and one of the first in the nation—to commit to moving all functions to an online format. The…

Schools’ software use raises test scores– and eyebrows

With the accountability requirements of the new education law signed by President Bush last month (story, Page One), schools will be looking for ways to prepare their students for high-stakes…

Calendar of Events

February Feb. 15-17 San Diego. American Association of School Administrators National Conference on Education. Highlights will include preconference workshops on accountability and data-driven decision making, as well as an exhibit…

Product Spotlight

Save big on these Lightware digital projectors Lightware Inc. has substantially lowered the price of two of its 5.6-pound portable projectors. Based on Texas Instruments digital light processing (DPL) technology,…

Partners Index

Administrative Assistants Ltd. (AAL), of Ontario, is a developer of quality administrative software solutions for schools. Visit AAL’s web site: http://www.admassist.com (800) 668-8486 See AAL’s ad on page 8 Adobe…