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Central Missouri District Beefs up Wireless Infrastructure

Columbia Public Schools in central Missouri is updated its Wi-Fi infrastructure to improve speed.

NMC Horizon Report: Tech Solutions Must Support Shift to Deeper Learning Approaches

In a June 29 special session at the annual ISTE Conference in Philadelphia, the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) released the 6th annual NMC Horizon Report K-12 Edition, describing emerging technologies that are likely to have the most impact on teaching and learning.

Some Educational Apps Go Missing as Apple Purges Images of Confederate Flags from the App Store

Apple today began pulling apps out of its iOS and Mac app stores that display a Confederate flag. Educational apps, it seems, aren't immune from the broad ban —  at least some of them.

Pearson Introduces Latest Version of PowerSchool SIS

Pearson has launched a new version of its student information system, PowerSchool, featuring a major update in the area of standards and grades with new data visualization tools and enhancements in the areas of data export, scheduling and academic performance indexes.

Report Finds Increasing Evidence of Cyber Attacks Penetrating Networks

A new study has identified a surge in the typical indicators of targeted attacks on today's networks.

Report: Ed Sector Target of More Malware Events than any Other

More than a third of all malware events in 2014 occurred within the education sector, according to NTT Com Security's 2015 Global Threat Intelligence Report.

Bringing High Tech to a Low-Income District

As the superintendent of Coachella Valley Unified School District, Darryl Adams spearheaded a bond measure that funded a 1-to-1 iPad initiative for 20,000 students. But that was just the beginning.

Acer Introduces Chromebase All-in-One Desktops

Acer is expanding its line of Chrome OS machines with two new all-in-one desktops. The Acer Chromebase DC221HQ series features two models, one with 10-point multitouch technology and one without.

Internet of Things Heading Toward $1.7 Trillion by 2020, Set to Rock 'IT Status Quo'

According to IT research firm International Data Corporation, IoT is expected to grow from $656 billion in 2014 to $1.7 trillion in 2020.

Cincinnati Public Schools Launches Bootcamps for Blended AP Courses

Cincinnati Public Schools is launching a pair of week-long boot camps in an effort to prepare students for the rigors of Advanced Placement courses ahead of an expansion of its blended AP programs.

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