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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

DeKalb County District Goes Wireless from Border to Border

After nearly a year of work, a Georgia school district with about 99,000 students has succeeded in going "100 percent wireless" in its 136 locations.

4 Concerns — and Solutions — About Online Testing

Online Common Core assessments will be required in most schools in the United States in 2015. Many teachers are enjoying facets of the standards, but educators and other stakeholders have raised concerns about the requirement for online assessments. Below are four of the top concerns people have about online testing — and suggestions for addressing them.

SIIA: U.S. PreK-12 Is a $7.9 Billion Software Market

In the United States, preK-12 is nearly an $8 billion-a-year software market, according to new data published by the Software & Information Industry Association. And that figure is on the rise despite obvious funding hurdles faced by schools over the last several years.

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