Week of: March 24, 2008
- Schools Turn to Biometrics
School systems are embracing biometrics as a tool to make routine activities—like taking attendance or paying for lunch—easier and more efficient.
- Deal Expands Open Source Content Availability
Curriki, the nonprofit organization developed to provide access to free and open-source curricula, has partnered with Nortel LearniT to create one of the world's largest free sources of educational materials.
- SIIA's Vision K-20 Initiative
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has launched its Vision K-20 Initiative, designed to serve as a guide for educational institutions to implement technology district and campus-wide.
- WI's Virtual Schools Get a Reprieve
Wisconsin legislators voted to change state laws to legalize virtual schooling and thereby averting a crisis that threatened the state's existing virtual schools.
- Sharing the Power
Engineers without Borders partners with developing communities worldwide to improve their quality of life through the implementation of sustainable engineering projects.