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Updated: Free WiFi for Online Learning During COVID-19

Refer your families to these services to help them keep up with school work.

Poverty, Race Linked to Lack of Internet for Students

The research project quantified how much less likely low-income and non-white children and youth were to have access to the internet than their peers.

Education Leaders Push for Changes to Keep Americans Connected Pledge

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has asserted that some companies are withholding free access service from families who have outstanding bills or other debt problems with the company.

Google Explains How to Prep Chromebooks for Home Use

As district IT teams prepare their Chromebooks to go home with students during school closures due to coronavirus, Google has developed some text resources to help them make the changes needed to those devices.

Coronavirus Forces Personal Computing Devices and Smartphones into Temporary Decline

All categories of computing devices, including tablets, desktops, workstations, laptops and smartphones, will be impacted in 2020 by the Coronavirus and its hit on the supply chain and global economies.

Kajeet Adding CatchOn to Catalog; ENA Adding Kajeet

Kajeet, which produces a device delivering wireless Internet access to students who lack broadband connectivity, has expanded its selling options.

Free Tool to Supply Broadband Speed and Pricing Data to Districts

Later this year a free tool will appear to help school IT organizations get internet speed and pricing information on K-12 broadband connectivity across the United States using publicly available data from the federal Schools and Libraries Program (E-rate).

Traditional PCs Seeing Resurgence After 7 Years of Decline

In the United States and worldwide, traditional PCs saw positive growth in the fourth quarter of 2019 and for the full year, ending "seven consecutive years of market contraction."

District Loses Dozens of Computers to Malware Attack

An Oklahoma school system was the victim of a malware attack. According to local reporting, between 75 and 100 computers at Bixby Public Schools were brought down, primarily in the middle school and an athletic complex.

Office and Penetration Testing Software Are Increasingly Sources for Malware

Half of all malware that tried to infect computers during the third quarter of 2019 was already known. The other half was "zero-day" malware, which bypassed (and therefore went undetected by) traditional signature-based security software.

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