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Information Technology

Information, news and features for the education sector IT professionals


7 IT Best Practices for 1-to-1 Districts

CTOs and directors of technology share the lessons they've learned in rolling out devices to every student and teacher.

Fluke Updates Wi-Fi Survey and Analyzer Tools for 11ac

As new Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac begins to make inroads into schools, Fluke Networks is introducing updated editions of its tools for designing and troubleshooting wireless networks.

Arkansas Moves Toward Statewide Broadband in Schools

The state of Arkansas has joined a pilot that aims to deliver high-speed broadband to all K-12 schools. Arkansas is now the second state to be named to the pilot program.

Mooresville Graded SD Uses MDM for Application and File Management

Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina has implemented a mobile device management system to simplify management and distribution of applications and files for the district's laptops and tablets.

Giving Teachers Control of MDM

New software is helping migrate mobile device management from the IT department to the classroom.

Prince George's County PS Upgrades Wireless for Mobile Initiatives

Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland has implemented a new wireless network to support the growing number of personal and district-issued mobile devices and applications.

Comcast Offers Six Months of Free Internet Service for Low-Income Families in Atlanta

Comcast is offering up to six months of free Internet service to qualifying low-income families in Atlanta as part of its Internet Essentials program. The company will also donate free laptops to all students in grades 4 and 5 at Peyton Forest Elementary School.

Reynoldsburg City SD Updates Wireless Network

Reynoldsburg City School District in Ohio has upgraded its wireless network from 802.11n to the latest 802.11ac standard, which is designed to provide more reliable, faster and higher capacity WiFi service than its predecessor.

NetRef Offers Students Internet Security at School and at Home

The Internet management tool was developed by a group of concerned parents who are also experienced technologists with a combined 40 years of experience designing end-to-end network security systems for large public- and private-sector organizations.

Protecting Student Privacy Act Sets Limits on Use of School Data

Legislation introduced today in the United States Senate would restrict the use of students' personal data for commercial purposes, limit the transfer of such data and require records to be kept of any entities that have access to students' information.