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Information, news and features for the education sector IT professionals


Workflow Software Helps Missouri District Rebuild

Moore Public School District went public with its use of workflow software to help manage the rebuilding of the district's IT organization following the deaths of seven students and one teacher and the destruction of two elementary schools, parts of a high school, and many other structures in the wake of an intense tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma town on May 20, 2013.

Lincoln Intermediate Unit Taps Ethernet for Education Resources, Disaster Prep

Pennsylvania's Lincoln Intermediate Unit is providing several member districts with an Ethernet solution in an effort to support cloud computing and disaster preparedness programs currently in development.

Georgia Task Force Issues Recommendations for Achieving Digital Learning

The state of Georgia needs to increase broadband capacity to schools and wireless connectivity and device availability in schools and the broader community if it expects to improve educational achievement through digital learning. Those are the first three recommendations of 12 that appear in a new report issued by an education task force that has been working since November 2012 to examine the status of digital learning in that state.

Bipartisan Group Calls on FCC To Modernize E-Rate or Improved Internet Access for Schools

A bipartisan group of two-dozen representatives led by Jared Polis today urged the Federal Communications Commission in a letter to modernize the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, more commonly known as E-rate.

Dell Rolls Out Gigabit APs for 802.11ac Networks

Dell has begun rolling out new enterprise storage and networking solutions designed to help schools meet increasing demands for IT performance and network access, including new W-Series gigabit wireless access points, which offer data rates up to 1.3 gigabits per second for end-to-end 802.11ac wireless networks.

Florida District Deploys Wireless Solution To Support BYOD

St. Lucie School District in Florida has implemented a wireless solution designed for education to support its bring-your-own-device initiative for students, teachers and guests at all 44 of its schools.

How Online GED Prep Can Help Dropouts

Anonymity and the option to work at their own pace attracts students who failed to thrive in a traditional academic setting.

7 Steps to Preparing for Common Core and Mobile Device Rollouts

Trying to implement a mobile device initiative while your district's teachers and staff are preparing for the Common Core online assessments can be like to trying to balance on two wild horses with a single set of reins. Two California district leaders share advice and resources they have gained from their ongoing mobile device transitions.

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9 Video Tips for a Better Flipped Classroom

Early adopters share how schools can find success with teachers and students alike--even when the technology seems as topsy-turvy as the lessons.

Impulse Point Integrates SafeConnect with iboss Secure Web Gateway for BYOD Security

Impulse Point SafeConnect, a network security tool for K-12, now integrates with the iboss secure Web gateway to provide identity-based access management for education networks.

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