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Networking & Wireless


Report: Schools Still Swatting Anonymous Proxy Usage

Schools are still struggling to stay ahead of anonymous proxy activity, with two in five spending more time dealing with them now than they did a year ago, according to a new survey of 250 IT professionals in the United States and United Kingdom. About two-thirds of IT organizations identify and block access to new proxy sites within a few hours, but a third take a few days or a week or more to do the same.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Maine School District Implements New WiFi Network To Support 1-to-1

Maine School Administrative District 49 has deployed a new WiFi network to support its 1-to-1 initiative and encourage a paperless learning environment.

6 Tips for Smart IT in 2014

From building robust networks to collaborating with other departments to fund new projects, here's what you need to do to keep innovating in the new year.

Lincoln Intermediate Unit Taps Ethernet for Education Resources, Disaster Prep

Pennsylvania's Lincoln Intermediate Unit is providing several member districts with an Ethernet solution in an effort to support cloud computing and disaster preparedness programs currently in development.

Georgia Task Force Issues Recommendations for Achieving Digital Learning

The state of Georgia needs to increase broadband capacity to schools and wireless connectivity and device availability in schools and the broader community if it expects to improve educational achievement through digital learning. Those are the first three recommendations of 12 that appear in a new report issued by an education task force that has been working since November 2012 to examine the status of digital learning in that state.