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Virtualizing Buffalo

Buffalo Public Schools CTO Sanjay Gilani and Director of Instructional Technology William Russo explain how desktop virtualization, implemented this school year, is allowing IT to provide around-the-clock access to learning resources and to help the district prepare for Common Core assessments.

10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have

We surveyed educators around the country to get a snapshot of the key tech competencies in 2014.

SQL Server Recovery Tool Allows Users To Preview Fixes Before Buying

DataNumen has released DataNumen SQL Recovery version 2.1, a Windows program that repairs problem MDF and NDF files created by Microsoft SQL Server and similar software products.

Mississippi School Implements Hosted Wi-Fi, Fiber-Based Internet

Jackson Preparatory School in Mississippi has upgraded its wireless network to a hosted solution to improve coverage and capacity throughout the school, and it has implemented a fiber-optic Internet connection for faster speeds.

Microsoft Calls for Student Privacy Commitment from Cloud Industry

In a week of heated rhetoric over student privacy, Microsoft has issued a call to industry to commit to protecting student data, at least as it pertains to student data in the cloud.

Will Net Neutrality Ruling Doom Education to Second-Class Status?

Education could well see major changes to how it's able to deliver learning content to students with this week's ruling by a federal court on the Open Internet (Net Neutrality) Order.

New Hampshire School District Deploys Unified Network for BYOD

Oyster River Cooperative School District in New Hampshire has implemented a unified wired and wireless access network to support its bring-your-own-device initiative together with district-owned devices.

Virginia District Breach Caused by Risk Management Provider

A Virginia school district is trying to explain to its community how a service provider could have allowed a data breach to occur.

Xirrus Issues Common Core Wi-Fit Bundle

A major wireless network gear company has released a Wi-Fi bundle specifically targeted at school districts preparing for the Common Core online assessments, which will be implemented in most states during the 2014-2015 school year.

New Jersey Districts Implement New System To Track Student Performance

Six New Jersey school districts have adopted a new Web-based system to monitor student performance and manage Student Growth Objectives

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