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Information Technology

Information, news and features for the education sector IT professionals


Predictive Analytics in K-12: Advantages, Limitations & Implementation

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.

Mobile Devices: 70 Percent of School Districts Have Substantial Deployments

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.

Atlanta Charter School Deploys Web-based Management Tool to Support Chromebooks

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.

San Francisco USD Upgrades Wireless

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 District Creates Data Warehouse for Better Data Analysis

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.

CoSN Offers Title I Toolkit for Tech Leaders

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 Releases Enterprise Linux 7

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 First in Broadband Evaluation Pilot

Virginia will begin a statewide pilot program whose aim is to deliver high-speed broadband to schools while bringing costs down.

Absolute Manage 6.5 Will Automate BYOD Management

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.

Malaysia Deploys Virtual Desktops for Rural Schools

The Malaysian Department of Education has implemented virtual desktop infrastructure to bring high-quality computing and digital education resources to students in rural and inland areas of the country.

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