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Survey: Teachers Don't Think Parents Understand the Common Core

More than 95 percent of teachers believe the parents of their students do not understand what the Common Core State Standards are, according to a recent poll of veteran high school teachers in the northeastern United States. No teachers told the surveyors they believed their students' parents knew what the standards were and 4.4 percent said they weren't sure.

GitHub Rolls Out Free Student Developer Pack

GitHub has partnered with 13 companies and organizations to provide a package of developer tools free for students.

SchoolReach Introduces Community App Creator

SchoolReach has launched its new Community App solution, which is designed to help schools create custom-branded iPhone and Android apps. Customized apps can include modules such as school calendars, staff directories, homework info, lunch menus and social media accounts.

Bellarmine College Prep Deploys Low-Cost SAN with Off-the-Shelf Hardware

Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, CA has deployed a software-defined storage system to reduce storage costs and provide campus-wide redundancy.

Gartner Trends: Tech Realigning Human and Digital Life

Gartner has looked at the digital future and found it in flux. During its annual symposium and ITxpo in Orlando, the IT consulting firm presented 10 technology trends expected to have "strategic impact" in most organizations, which may mean disruption to the business, users or IT; which may call for "major investment"; or which may pose unforeseen risks if ignored.

2 California Districts Upgrade WANs to 10 Gigabit

A Southern California school district with 6,000 students has gone public with the five-year contract it has signed to obtain the use of a 10-gigabit fiber optic wide area network (WAN) to replace its previous 1Gbps fiber optic Ethernet WAN. Another district in the region, Garden Grove Unified, signed a similar agreement in 2013.

Netgear Unveils New 802.11n Outdoor Access Point for K12

Netgear has revealed details about its new 802.11n weatherproof outdoor access point, the WND930, which is designed for K-12 schools.

SchoolDude's CrisisManager Puts Safety Plans on User Devices

Education technology company SchoolDude has entered the school security segment with the introduction of CrisisManager, an application that allows administrators to make emergency plans available on users' iOS and Android mobile devices.

Extron Introduces New Wireless Collaboration Gateway

The ShareLink 200 is designed to enable students and teachers to share content to a central screen from their personal devices.

Microsoft Discounts Surface Pro 3 for Schools

Microsoft has launched a new education program for its Surface Pro 3 tablets, offering discounts on bundles that include the Type Cover keypad.

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