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Report: Testing and Assessment Products Are Now the Biggest Category of Ed Tech Sales

Vendor responses to SIIA’s annual ed tech market survey show that, driven by districts implementing the Common Core, sales in the testing and assessment category have reached almost $2.5 billion per school year.

Oakland USD Beefs up Network for Personalized Learning

The Oakland Unified School District is improving its broadband infrastructure to better support personalized learning curriculum and applications.

School Physical Security Spending To Top $1.1 Billion Within 4 Years

Annual school expenditures on surveillance and access control systems will reach more than $1.1 billion by 2018.

10 Lessons Learned From the Assessment Field Tests

Schools and districts that took part in the PARCC and Smarter Balanced trial runs share their experiences to help you prepare for online testing this spring.

Report: Internet of Things To Hit 25 Billion Units, $264 Billion by 2020

The number of things connected to the Internet and in use will grow 30 percent from this year to next, for a total of 4.9 billion, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner, and will hit 25 billion by 2020.

What You Need To Know About Using Student Data

Privacy and security attorney Bret Cohen shares how schools and districts — and teachers — need to think about their use of online services that require personal student information.

GPS, More Display Options Now Available on Clicker

A new version of the PingPong classroom response system is designed to allow teachers to make better use of the notes they take on the system, log in for use in a specific classroom and use more display options.

Bedford County Schools Streamlines Student Enrollment, Data Collection

Bedford County Public Schools, with approximately 10,300 students, has adopted a new tool in an effort to more uniformly capture and manage student data across district schools.

New Site Grades Android Apps on Privacy

Google Maps gets an A. The free version of Angry Birds gets a C. And My ABCs by BabyBus gets a D. The letters assigned to each of these Android apps are grades, and while A is great, D means failure — in privacy, that is.

Brocade Adds New Scale-Out Solutions and SDN Support

Brocade, a networking provider for data centers, has introduced a new distributed chassis solution based on the Brocade ICX 7750; a new enterprise campus stackable switch, the Brocade ICX 7450; and support for OpenFlow 1.3 for software-defined networking (SDN) applications.

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