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Information Technology

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Green Bay District Supports Chromebook Deployment with 4G LTE for Access on and off Campus

Wisconsin's Green Bay Area Public School District is taking a novel approach to supporting its 1-to-1 Chromebook program. Rather than simply using standard WiFi, the district is providing broadband access via 4G LTE and allowing students to use the network on and off campus.

50 Top Execs Urge E-Rate Modernization To Propel Broadband in Schools

Top executives from 50 diverse companies came together today to urge the FCC to modernize the E-rate program to help bring broadband to schools in the United States.

One-Seventh of the World's Population Got a Smart Phone Last Year

In 2013, for the first time ever, the number of smart phones shipped worldwide in a year topped 1 billion. That's about one smart phone for every seven human beings alive.

Adtran Debuts Ethernet Switch for VoIP over Legacy Cable

Adtran, a provider of networking and communications equipment, has released the NetVanta 1235P Ethernet Switch with ActivReach, designed specifically for voice applications.

Philly School Swapping Macs for Chromebooks, Opening Center of Excellence in Learning with Dell

A high school in Philadelphia is in the process of moving its students off Mac laptops and onto Chromebooks -- and has received a $620,000 grant from Dell to help launch a new Center of Excellence in Learning.

UK School Upgrades WiFi To Support 1-to-1 iPad Initiative and BYOD

The Duston School in Northamptonshire, England has upgraded its wireless network to support its bring-your-own-device and Apple iPad 1-to-1 initiatives.

Report: Schools Still Swatting Anonymous Proxy Usage

Schools are still struggling to stay ahead of anonymous proxy activity, with two in five spending more time dealing with them now than they did a year ago, according to a new survey of 250 IT professionals in the United States and United Kingdom. About two-thirds of IT organizations identify and block access to new proxy sites within a few hours, but a third take a few days or a week or more to do the same.

Concerns over Student Data Privacy Widespread Among Americans

A new national poll released today shows that the vast majority of Americans have concerns about student data privacy and the potential use of such data for commercial purposes.

Virtualizing Buffalo

Buffalo Public Schools CTO Sanjay Gilani and Director of Instructional Technology William Russo explain how desktop virtualization, implemented this school year, is allowing IT to provide around-the-clock access to learning resources and to help the district prepare for Common Core assessments.

10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have

We surveyed educators around the country to get a snapshot of the key tech competencies in 2014.

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