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K-12 IT Leaders See Broadband and Network Capacity as Top Priorities

A new national survey of school information technology pros also found that leaders are planning for some major changes to the types of learning materials that will be used in their classrooms in the very near future.

Tough Tech Choices: Laptops, Tablets, Chromebooks, BYOD?

Jeff Mao, who helped lead the nation's first statewide 1-to-1 learning program — the Maine Learning Technology Initiative — offers up practical advice to help you find your school's solution.

School Districts Protect Networks with New Appliances

Two school systems have gone public with their use of firewall appliances to implement content filtering software and wireless access points.

CENIC Network Adds City of Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles has joined the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), a 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) research and education network, providing California schools, colleges and universities with high-speed access to the city's data and services.

Dremel 3D Printer Adds Mobile Printing from iOS and Android Devices

Dremel has rolled out two new mobile apps for its latest 3D printer that allow users to print 3D models and monitor printers remotely. The company will also launch a program to give free 3D printers to education "ambassadors."

Monroe College Offers Coding Instruction to NYC Students

In an effort to get local students interested in coding and programming, New York's Monroe College is launching a free, 12-week summer Coding Academy at its Bronx campus.

D-Link Debuts 10-Port 10 Gb Ethernet Switch

D-Link has introduced the DXS-1100-10TS, a 10-port, 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) managed switch suitable for educational facilities.

Ed Tech Implementation Leaves Room for Improvement

Although schools have spent billions on computer hardware and software for the classroom, only 16 percent of teachers think their schools are using it effectively, according to a new report.

Alatec Acquires USi, Relaunches as Ignite

Huntsville, AL-based Alatec has acquired education IT service provider USi as a wholly owned subsidiary. The new combined company has been rebranded as Ignite.

Education Platform Addresses Data Privacy

A new education platform for K-12 pulls together multiple programs to ensure student data security and privacy.

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