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.
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.
- By Christopher Piehler
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.
- By Stephen Noonoo
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 Systems has upgraded its Tesira digital signal processing platform to include two new hardware components and new compression abilities.
An Alaskan school district the size of Great Britain turns to technology to help develop a more streamlined maintenance process for its Macs.
- By Bridget McCrea
Worthington School District in Ohio has implemented a fiber network to connect all 21 district sites.
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.