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VMware Rolls Out Updated Secure Online Testing Solution

As part of a broad expansion of its public sector efforts, VMware reported it's beefing up its education offerings, with a particular emphasis on security to support online high-stakes assessments for K-12 within its virtualization and cloud infrastructure.

Miami-Dade County Expands 1-to-1 Program

Miami-Dade County Public Schools has completed phase two of its 1-to-1 computing initiative, providing every student in elementary, seventh and ninth grades with Microsoft Windows 8 devices.

Dallas ISD Uses Apps To Control Active Directory Usage

Dallas Independent School District (ISD) is home to 220 schools serving nearly 160,000 students and employing nearly 20,000 teachers and staff. Managing network accounts for so many people is a daunting task.

AspireIT Initiative To Engage 10,000 Middle School Girls in Computing Programs

The National Center for Women & Information Technology is scaling up its NCWIT AspireIT initiative, which enlists technical high school or college women in designing and leading computing programs for younger girls, to engage 10,000 middle school girls in learning computing concepts.

Ed Tech Leaders Testify in Congressional Hearing on Student Data Privacy

Mark MacCarthy from SIIA and Thomas C. Murray from the Alliance for Excellent Education both highlighted the educational benefits of student data and urged Congress to be cautious in considering any new legislation.

New Report Details Strategies for Managing Tight IT Budgets

Intended as a resource for district and technology leaders, a new report from the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) examines how to save money through demonstrating ROI, sustainable technology practices, and good financial leadership.

Mobile Application Management To Supplant Mobile Device Management

As BYOD continues to gain traction, enterprise mobile device management is being pushed aside in favor of more user-centric mobile application management (MAM). According to a new report, MAM — which itself comes in a variety of forms —  will overtake MDM as the dominant mobile management mode within the next five years.

Biamp Upgrades Tesira with Improved Compression

Biamp Systems has upgraded its Tesira digital signal processing platform to include two new hardware components and new compression abilities.

Alaskan frontier

Connecting Across the Last Frontier

An Alaskan school district the size of Great Britain turns to technology to help develop a more streamlined maintenance process for its Macs.

Worthington SD Deploys Fiber Network

Worthington School District in Ohio has implemented a fiber network to connect all 21 district sites.

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