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Information Technology

Information, news and features for the education sector IT professionals


Common Core, Obamacare and the Numbers Game

With field tests underway, will CCSS reach the same tipping point that the Affordable Care Act has?

To Prepare for Online Assessments, Some Schools Try to Break Their Own Networks

In three states this week, schools encouraged thousands of students and staff to overwhelm their networks with traffic. The stress tests have helped district leaders spot and solve tech issues ahead of this spring's Web-based testing.

Wisconsin District Gets New SIS After 20 Years With Old System

After 20 years with the same student information system, the fifth-largest school district in Wisconsin is getting a new one.

Northern California District Moves to Online Lottery System for Student Transfers

The San Mateo-Foster City School District in Foster City, CA is automating the lottery system it uses to assign transfer students within the district.

Santa Fe Public Schools Expands Optical LAN Deployment

Santa Fe Public Schools has expanded its deployment of a fiber-based LAN to seven additional schools.

5 Productivity Skills Every Educator Must Have

In a national survey, we asked teachers, administrators and tech leaders to tell us what it takes to make a 21st century classroom run smoothly. Here’s what they said.

Mimio Updates its Classroom Collaboration Software and App

Designed to help educators offer interactive teaching aligned to the Common Core State Standards, MimioStudio 11.3 classroom software and the MimioMobile 3 mobile app are available for free to current Mimio customers.

Obama Proposes Student Digital Privacy Act

Modeled on California’s Student Online Personal Information Protection Act, the federal legislation would prevent companies from selling student data to third parties for purposes unrelated to education and from engaging in targeted advertising to students based on data collected in school.

Durant ISD Implements New Student Information System

Durant Independent School District in Oklahoma has selected a new student information system and the new system will go live in the summer of 2015.

What's Hot and What's Not in Ed Tech for 2015

Our panel of experts predicts what trends, devices and software will define educational technology in the coming year.