Online Safety Guidebook for Parents – Safe use of Social Networking

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The free guidebook is designed to help parents when talking with children about safety and the Internet. Topics include safe use of social networking web sites, cyberbullying, and protecting computers from viruses and other malicious software. It is available at.....

Blackboard, Desire2Learn Announce Patent Cross License Agreement and Settlement of Litigation

Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) and Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn) announced today that the companies have reached an agreement to license each other's worldwide e-learning patent portfolios and settle all outstanding litigation between them.

Hellman & Friedman Acquires Datatel

Datatel, Inc., the industry’s most experienced provider of higher education software, services, and insight, announced today that affiliates of Hellman & Friedman LLC have completed their purchase of Datatel. The planned acquisition from Thoma Bravo and its co-investors, including Trident Capital, HarbourVest Partners and JP Morgan Asset Management, first was announced on November 9, 2009.

Learning Management Systems

LMS projects are brought to the attention of publishers and are invited to enter into partnerships by the leaders of these projects. Publishers views such invitations as opportunities to participate in leading edge research and/or development that may significantly evolve electronic learning and LMS systems.

Applications Now Available for $3.5 Billion in Title I School Improvement Grants to Turn Around Nation’s Lowest Achieving Public Schools

$3.5 billion in Title I School Improvement grants to turn around the nation's lowest performing schools. The applications are now available at http://www.ed.gov/programs/sif/applicant.html and are due into the Department of Education by Feb. 8, 2010.