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Booneville Schools Implements District-Wide 1-to-1 Initiative

Booneville School District in Mississippi has implemented Chromebooks and iPad Minis for all 1,300 K-12 students and 90 teachers, along with new wireless infrastructure to support the devices.

5 Reasons Schools Still Need Desktop Computers

Despite the growth of mobile learning, desktops still have a place in the 21st century classroom.

Inifnitely Virtual Launches Virtual Servers For K-12

Cloud Server provider Infinitely Virtual has unveiled a virtual server offering targeted at K-12 schools and higher education institutions.

inBloom to 'Wind Down'

CEO Iwan Streichenberger announced today that the nonprofit data integration and content search service for students and educators, which launched in February 2013 with $100 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will cease operations.

Palm Beach County Upgrades Wi-Fi To Support Digital Learning

Palm Beach County School District has implemented a new wireless network across all 185 schools and 13 other facilities to support 1-to-1 learning initiatives and the state's mandated switch to e-textbooks.

ACT Gives First Digital Exams

The first-ever computer-based national undergraduate college admission exam was administered to an invited group of 11th-grade students in 80 high schools across 23 states.

West Acquires SchoolMessenger

West Corp. is acquiring SchoolMessenger, legally named Reliance Holding, a provider of notification and communication tools for the K-12 market.

NSBA Makes Recommendations for Improving E-Rate

In response to the FCC's request for suggestions about modernizing the E-Rate program, National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel has offered a series of recommendations.

Keeping Student Data Private

Five CTOs discuss their data privacy concerns and reveal how they are working with teachers, students and the community to safeguard student information.

Aerohive Intros New Gigabit Access Point

Aerohive Networks has introduced a new 802.11ac gigabit Wi-Fi access point that it's touting as an economical option for organizations that want to upgrade to to the standard but have been concerned about cost and power requirements.

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