powerPerfector Expands to North American Market

LONDON — London-based powerPerfector has announced the expansion of its Voltage Power Optimisation (VPO) technology to the North American market through a partnership with the Enercorr Voltage Optimization Systems, based in Canada.

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Cell Phones May Soon be Incorporated in the Classroom

TUPELO, Miss. — It is a common rule in classrooms — no cell phones allowed, but now school officials are saying that could all be history soon.

Technology is becoming an ever-popular necessity in schools throughout the world, but while technology needs are increasing many school districts find that budgets are decreasing. So how can schools afford all the latest high-tech gear for classrooms? Enter: The cell phone.

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Technology Allowing Students to Report Bullying

BOSTON — Bullying has bothered students for generations, but  a new device might help document and reduce it.

Boston-based education company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) recently launched a digital program that, on multiple platforms, will allow students to anonymously report concerns or incidents of bullying.

The reporting platform helps school districts and local government agencies manage each case consistently and fairly by using a sophisticated analytics and reporting engine, according to HMH.

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Phone App Brings Payment Options to Campus Housing

PHILADELPHIA — Campus Apartments, a developer, owner and manager of on-campus student housing, has developed a Smartphone application that will allow users of iPhone and Android-based phones to pay their rent and schedule service calls — in-between text messages.

SmartClick Mobile is an extension to the company’s successful SmartClick web portal. This student housing mobile applications was officially went online to residents in November and has already secured early adopters.

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