Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

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Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Late Breaks

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Encyclopaedia Britannica recently announced plans to implement their Mathematics in Context program in the Prince George County Public School System in Capitol Heights, Md. The installation will involve all 7th and 8th grade students and some 5th and 6th grade students, affecting a total of nearly 20,000 students. Developed by Thomas Romberg, chairman of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Commission on Standards, and his staff at the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research, the 40-unit curriculum has been shown in field tests to improve student scores on standardized mathematics tests. Call (800) 544-9862 x 7007 or check out www.ebmic.com for more information.

The Department of Education is offering an online guide to evaluating technology use in schools. An Educator's Guide to Evaluating the Use of Technology in Schools and Classrooms is available at www.ed.gov/pubs/EdTechGuide/in HTML and PDF formats. The guide describes how to develop an evaluation process with step-by-step instructions, tips, worksheets, sample questionnaires and more.

In an effort to strengthen Scantron Service Group's computer services, Scantron has acquired the Equitrac Computer Services division of Equitrac Corporation in Coral Gables, Florida. Both divisions are involved in computer system installations and maintenance. The acquisition will help expand Scantron's services in Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Find out more at www.scantron.com.

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is one of the first districts in the U.S. to install an enterprise-wide software solution for online purchasing and finance management. …

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