A group of 100 education technology leaders have partnered with EducationSuperHighway to join the growing chorus urging the Federal Communications Commission to update the E-rate program, which provides funding for broadband in schools and libraries.
Predictive analytics is growing rapidly in popularity among school district leaders. K-12 school districts are collaborating with universities and businesses at an accelerating pace, using advanced analytics to create innovative new models and tools to advance students' performance.
- By Vasuki Rethinam
Mobile may once have been proscribed tech on American K-12 campuses, but it now enjoys a "substantial presence in most school districts." According to a new report, more than two-thirds of school districts in the United States have mobile technologies deployed in a significant number of their classrooms.
To help manage a new fleet of more than 200 Chromebooks, Hapeville Charter Schools in Atlanta is using the browser-based AccessNow to tap into virtual desktops and provide access to applications and online testing programs.
- By Stephen Noonoo
San Francisco Unified School District has overhauled its wireless network to provide improved coverage and reliability for 9,000 staff and 56,000 students.
Arizona’s Kyrene Elementary School District, near Phoenix, is implementing a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics, and reports to help consolidate and process information from the SIS and various other district systems.
- By Stephen Noonoo
The Consortium for School Networking and the National Title I Association have developed a new toolkit for education technology leaders to help them strengthen their relationship with District Title I directors and develop successful educational technology initiatives.
Red Hat has unveiled the latest version of its flagship platform, Enterprise Linux 7, which is designed to provide a foundation for open hybrid clouds and enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures.
Virginia will begin a statewide pilot program whose aim is to deliver high-speed broadband to schools while bringing costs down.
The updated system will provide enrollment workflows as well as remote and automated security protocols, allowing IT administrators to remotely engage with all devices, regardless of form factor.
- By Christopher Piehler