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ISTE: E-Rate Funds Should Be Increased to $5 Billion

The International Society for Technology in Education has released comments it has submitted to the Federal Communications Commission ahead of the agency's update of the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, or E-rate.

How Do You Launch a Tech Revolution? Start With Teachers

In just seven years, Rowan-Salisbury School System has gone from lagging behind the times to training students for the 21st century workforce.

Red Hat Rolls Out CloudForms 3.0, Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 Beta

Red Hat has released CloudForms 3.0, a major update to the company's cloud management platform. The new version adds support for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and offers additional management capabilities for Amazon Web Services.

5 Tech Tools for the Next Generation Science Standards

An education futurist shares his favorite software and hardware to help teach the NGSS.

How to Fine-Tune Your Common Core Curriculum

The Rose Academies in Tucson, AZ, are using OdysseyWare to build and refine their CCSS-aligned digital content.

How Little Data Breaches Cause Big Problems For Schools

Strict state laws leave little room for error when it comes to securing student information. Fortunately, beefing up data security policies does more than safeguard students.

CoSN Survey: Schools Need More Broadband; E-Rate Needs More Funding

Almost every single district in the country expects to need additional Internet bandwidth and connectivity over the next 36 months as the Common Core and high-stakes assessments come online and more schools introduce BYOD and digital curriculum, according to a new report from the Consortium for School Networking

Seagate Unveils Kinetic Open Storage Platform

Seagate Technology has unveiled its new Kinetic Open Storage platform, a 2.3 petabyte storage system of hard drives connected over Ethernet.

Alabama District Taps Wireless Mesh, Differentiated Instruction as Part of 1-to-1 Initiative

A rural district in Alabama is promoting its use of a city-wide wireless mesh network and a tool for differentiated instruction as part of a 1-to-1-program that began in 2010.

Akitio Releases Bus-Powered 512 GB Thunderbolt SSD

Akitio has released a bus-powered, external 512 GB solid state Thunderbolt storage system and a dual-interface storage system that supports both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt.

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