Wondershare Announces Release of Photo Recovery 1.0 and 30% Discount

Nov 13th, 2009 – Wondershare Software, after announcing the release of Data Recovery on Oct 30th, today announced the release of its second item of system security software Wondershare Photo Recovery V1.0, which provides users a safe, easy and fast way to recover lost photos in computer and other storage devices.

Wondershare Photo Recovery

is specially designed for digital camera players and image enthusiasts to help them get lost images and photos back by themselves. This tool enables users to perform recovery not only on PC but also on other storage devices. The recovery process is safety guaranteed and the recovery result is quite reliable.

"We want our users to easily perform the whole recovery process all on their own," said Nina Zhang, Product Manager of Photo Recovery at Wondershare System Utility Division. "And on account of the particularity of Photo Recovery tool, we add preview function to our software which enable users preview the recoverable image and get more precise result."

Key Features of Wondershare Photo Recovery V1.0:

1. Clear interface and simple step-by-step operation.

2. Preview recoverable photos and images before performing the recovery.

3. Enable users to change the sizes of the target photos.

System requirement:

OS: Windows 9x/Me/2000/XP/2003/VISTA

File systems: FAT12/16/32 or NTFS/NTFS 5.

Minimum hardware requirements: 200 MHz Processor, 128 MB Memory, 10 MB of free space

Pricing and Availability:

Wondershare Photo Recovery is now available at www.data-recovery-utilities.com. Competitively priced at US$29.95 for a single user license, Wondershare offers 30% off, at $19.95 now.

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Special Offer:

A special offer of free license for Wondershare Data Recovery is provided to webmasters, bloggers, and columnists who write a review of software on their website, blog or column link back to our website.

About Wondershare:

Established in 2003 and located in Shenzhen, adjacent to the international financial and trade center Hong Kong, Wondershare has extended its business worldwide, consistently dedicated to satisfy customers with diversified consumer software products and services.


Maggie Gao

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Game, Set and Match!

The oldest and most prestigious tennis grand slam tournament in the world held at the All England Club since 1877 is once again upon us. And, as Wimbledon commences tennis fans old and young, from literally all over the world, are expected to tune in to the mesmerizing on court action.

One of the reasons why tennis is so appealing and has such a huge following is because it’s an exciting, fast spectator sport that is accessible to be played by anyone who can hold a racket. For this reason, in anticipation of the thrilling action that Wimbledon promises, and in celebration of the beautiful game, GettingPersonal have added another fantastic product to our extensive collection of sports themed gifts.

Our exclusive personalised Tennis Calendar is the ultimate gift for any tennis fan. Whether they actively participate in the sport or simply prefer to watch and enthuse from the comfort of their sofa over a bowl of strawberries and cream, this stunning gift is sure to be a winner… game, set and match!

The beauty of our personalised tennis calendar is that it will transform and integrate any name into each of the 12 unique full colour images that adorn the monthly views. Recipients of this wonderful gift will see their name spelt in out in chalk line on the court, brand a tennis racquet and even appear on the scoreboard; providing them with a unique and novel connection to the game.

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MCHENRY, Ill., Nov. 11, 2009 – School districts across the country, including two of the largest in the country, continue to embrace Follett Software Company’s Destiny Textbook Manager for the cost savings and improved accountability for textbook resources that are achievable through improved textbook management.
District and schools are seeking to stretch their textbook dollars – typically due to budget cutbacks and the need to lengthen the adoption period for existing textbooks, according to David Zasada, program director, Follett Software Company. Many districts, he continued, are concerned with putting processes and tools in place to ensure new textbooks last for as long as possible.
Destiny Textbook Manager is now in more than 11,000 schools (800 districts) nationwide. The following is a list of districts that have recently adopted the product or significantly expanded its use of the product with additional licenses:
·    San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), San Diego, Calif. — SDUSD is using Textbook Manager in 187 of its sites. With 134,752 students, it is the eighth largest urban district in the country and the second largest school district in the state of California, where the management of textbooks is destined to become even more crucial as a provision in the state’s new budget agreement would suspend the adoption of textbooks for five years. (New to Destiny Textbook Manager.)
·    Broward County Public Schools, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — 27 sites. With 255,738 students in 286 schools, it is the country’s sixth largest public school system.
·    Issaquah School District #411, Issaquah, Wash. — 24 sites. District profile: 15,624 students in 24 schools. (New to Destiny Textbook Manager.)
·    Fauquier County Public Schools, Warrenton, Va. — 17 sites. District profile: 11,269 students in 20 schools.
·    Falcon School District 49, Falcon, Colo. — 17 sites. District profile: 13,616 students in 20 schools. (New to Destiny Textbook Manager.)
·    Henry County Public Schools, Collinsville, Va. — 16 sites. District profile: 7,192 students in 15 schools. (New to Destiny Textbook Manager.)
Zasada said among the key attributes of Destiny Textbook Manager are capabilities to help school districts to:
·    Eliminate over-ordering and stockpiling of books.
·    Effectively monitor and track textbook transfers across multiple locations.
·    Ensure that students have the right textbooks when they need them.
·    Improve their ability to collect fines for lost and damaged materials.
For more information on Destiny Textbook Manager and other Follett Software Company resource management solutions, visit http://www.FollettSoftware.com.
About Follett Software Company (http://www.FollettSoftware.com)
Follett Software Company is the partner that over half of America’s school districts trust to help them manage everything from library resources and school assets to information for data-driven decision making. Follett Software Company helps districts of all sizes track and use information and resources more efficiently so their dollars are best leveraged to help each and every student. Follett Software Company is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation – a $2.37 billion, privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Ill.
About Destiny Textbook Manager
Destiny Textbook Manager is the market leading browser-based solution that helps K-12 schools and districts to manage expensive and vital textbook resources across the multiple locations of a district.
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Media Contact:
Doug Thompson | Thompson Drake Public Relations

Britannica’s Michael Ross Named to Educational Publishing

CHICAGO, November 12, 2009—Digital publishing pioneer and Encyclopaedia Britannica executive Michael Ross has been named to the Educational Publishing Hall of Fame and will be inducted into it at an award ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on December 3, the company announced today.

            Ross, who serves as Britannica’s senior vice president for worldwide product development, education and technology, will be honored by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP), which confers hall of fame membership, along with Nelson B. Heller, president of EdNet at MDR; and Pleasant T. Rowland, founder of Rowland Reading Foundation and American Girl.
A thirty-year veteran of the publishing industry, Ross held positions at several companies, including Time-Life Books, before joining Britannica in 2002. He was an early advocate for electronic publishing and today writes and speaks widely on what publishers must do to succeed in a publishing marketplace that is increasingly global, digital and highly competitive. 
            “Things we take for granted today started out as innovations that someone put forth in the face of skepticism,” said Charlene Gaynor, chief executive officer of the Association of Educational Publishers. “The Internet and digital publishing have become second nature to our industry, but it wasn’t long ago that people like Michael Ross were prodding publishers toward these areas, and sometimes it was an uphill battle.”  
Ross has contributed to several industry publications, including the “Experts’ Guide to the K-12 School Market.” His book, “Publishing Without Borders: Strategies for Successful International Publishing,” was published in 2003. His most recent book, published in 2007, is “Publishing Without Boundaries: How to Think, Work, and Win in the International Marketplace.” He speaks often at international conferences on electronic publishing, strategic alliances and licensing. 
At Britannica, Ross has spearheaded efforts to extend Britannica’s Web operations on a worldwide scale while also developing award-winning new print titles for schools and libraries, such as Britannica Illustrated Science Library.
            “Michael has been invaluable to Britannica’s publishing strategy over the past decade,” said Jorge Cauz, president of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. “Since we made our initial forays onto the Internet in the 1990s, our goals have been to refine, diversify and expand our digital offerings around the world. Michael’s vision and direction have been crucial in enabling us to do that.”      
            Induction into the hall of fame is educational publishing’s highest individual honor. Notable honorees from previous years include Fred Rogers, late host of the popular children’s television program “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”; Dick Robinson, chairman of Scholastic, Inc.; and Peter Jovanovich of Pearson Education.
            Some of Michael Ross’s writings on publishing are available on the Britannica Blog. An interview with him is available on the AEP blog.
About Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. is a leader in educational publishing. The company’s encyclopedias and other products can be found in many media, from the Internet to wireless devices to books (http://info.eb.com). A pioneer in electronic publishing since the early 1980s, the company also still publishes the 32-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica, along with educational online services such as Britannica SmartMath and Britannica Online School Edition and new printed products such as Britannica Illustrated Science Library. Britannica’s editorial operation is overseen by some of the world’s most distinguished scholars. The company makes its headquarters in Chicago.
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Tom Panelas
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.


CARY, N.C. (November 12, 2009) — SchoolDude.com, the nation’s leading provider of on-demand software designed exclusively for educational facility, technology and business operations, announced today that it launched the third annual K-12 IT benchmarking survey, in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). This independent industry research seeks to uncover the unique challenges facing IT professionals working in U.S. public school districts today.

Topics addressed by the survey include: average IT staffing levels based on student enrollment and number of technology assets, how American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funds are impacting IT support operations, how district IT professionals are dealing with hot technology issues, such as cloud computing and social networking, and much more.Senior IT professionals working in K-12 public school districts are encouraged to take just 10 minutes to participate in the survey, which can be found at www.cosn.org/itsurvey.

Those who complete the survey can receive a complimentary copy of the resulting research report and a donation can be made on their behalf to DonorsChoose.org to fund a classroom project in their local community. Last year’s survey results report is available at www.schooldude.com/report and an on-demand webcast about the 2008-2009 survey results is available at www.schooldude.com/survey.
About SchoolDude.com
With more than 4,200 clients, SchoolDude is the nation’s leading provider of on-demand operations management solutions designed exclusively for the unique needs of educational professionals. SchoolDude’s online tools for facilities, IT and business operations management are easy-to-use, affordable solutions that are designed to help both small and large educational institutions save money, increase efficiency and improve services. For more information, visit www.schooldude.com.

$5 billion ‘Race to the Top’ begins


The Obama administration on Nov. 12 is opening its competition for states to receive $5 billion in ‘Race to the Top’ education funding, but states have been jockeying for the new stimulus money even before the contest begins.

The grants will fund ideas that advance the administration’s education reform goals, such as easing the rules for charter schools or judging teachers based on student test scores. Applications are due in January, and the first round of grants will go out in April.

Fewer than half the states are likely to win the money, and several already have rewritten their education laws and cut deals with unions to boost their chances.

“States have been doing some things to get in the ballpark,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in an interview with an eSchool News wire service. “Now states have to think about how they win. We’re going to reward excellence here.”

President Barack Obama’s agenda is controversial. National teachers’ unions, typically Democratic allies, have chastised him for relying too heavily on test scores and charter schools when the administration first proposed rules for the competition.

Their criticism is tempered now. “The department worked really hard to find the right balance,” said Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.4 million-member American Federation of Teachers.

Unions had argued that student achievement is much more than a score on a standardized test, in part because only about one-third of teachers teach subjects and grades that are actually tested.

In response, the Education Department changed the rules for the competition to say that teachers and principals must be judged on several different measures of student achievement, but test scores should play a significant role.

“I’m disappointed there’s still a lot of focus on test scores tied to individual teachers,” said Dennis Van Roekel, president of the 3.2 million-member National Education Association. “But I think as time moves forward, we’ll have opportunities to work on that. I think there’s more flexibility than there was before.”

He added: “I feel good that they opened the door a little. They didn’t open it far enough, but at least it’s open, and I appreciate that.”

Although the unions feel better about the competition, plenty of criticism remains. Some education groups say the rules don’t go far enough or miss the mark.

Saying test scores are “significant” leaves too much to interpretation, said Jeanne Allen, president of the Center for Education Reform, a nonprofit think tank.

“I think you’ve got the right intentions, and you’ve got some positive movement,” Allen said. “But unless you’re willing to be strict and firm about your expectations and leave nothing up to interpretation, a lot of people will get money without having done very much.”


One middle school’s fundraising strategy: Sell grades

cashSelling candy didn’t raise much money last year, so a Goldsboro, N.C., middle school is selling grades, reports the News & Observer. A $20 donation to Rosewood Middle School will get a student 20 test points–10 extra points on two tests of the student’s choosing. That could raise a B to an A, or a failing grade to a D. Susie Shepherd, the principal, said a parent advisory council came up with the idea and she endorsed it. She said the council was looking for a new way to raise money. “Last year they did chocolates, and it didn’t generate anything,” Shepherd said. Shepherd rejected the suggestion that the school is selling grades. Extra points on two tests won’t make a difference in a student’s final grade, she said. But state education officials, who typically shy from talking about grading at individual schools, were not pleased to hear of Rosewood’s effort. Rebecca Garland, the chief academic officer for the state Department of Public Instruction, said she understands that schools are struggling in the recession. But Garland said exchanging grades for money teaches children the wrong lessons. She also said it is bad testing practice and is unfair to students whose parents can’t pay. Shepherd, the Rosewood principal, said her school needs more technology. She said any money raised would help buy digital cameras for the school’s computer lab and a high-tech blackboard…

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Georgia grants launch algebra by iPod

For the first time in its history, the Georgia Department of Education this month will hand out grants for schools to pioneer the use of handheld computing to see if it engages students better than traditional book-and-paper methods, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The move endorses the idea of mobile learning through small devices such as an Apple iPod Touch or Microsoft Zune, which connect wirelessly to the internet but often have been banned from use during school hours as distractions. As envisioned by state officials, these devices would be the primary, everyday learning tool of students in class and at home. Class projects, homework, and research reports will go digital. The DeKalb County school system is one of 47 grant winners in the first round of funding approved last week by state school board members. The district will hand out iPods and netbooks to about 300 AP science students at three high schools next semester. “We’re going to say to them, ‘You’ve got the iPods and netbooks. Now find six research institutions across the country doing cell division,” said Mindy DiSalvo, assistant director of grants and community programs for DeKalb…

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District nixes cash-for-grades fundraiser

A Goldsboro, N.C., middle school’s controversial fundraiser came to an abrupt halt after a story in the News & Observer raised concerns about the practice of selling grades, the newspaper reports. Wayne County school administrators stopped the fundraiser, issuing a statement that read: "Yesterday afternoon, the district administration met with [Rosewood Middle School principal] Mrs. Shepherd and directed the following actions be taken: (1) the fundraiser will be immediately stopped; (2) no extra grade credit will be issued that may have resulted from donations; and (3) beginning November 12, all donations will be returned." A $20 donation to Rosewood Middle School would have gotten a student 20 test points–10 extra points on two tests of the student’s choosing. That could raise a B to an A, or a failing grade to a D. (See earlier story here.) Susie Shepherd, the principal, said a parent advisory council came up with the idea, and she endorsed it. She said the council was looking for a new way to raise money for technology…

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