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Chromebooks Account for Half of K-12 Device Shipments

Shipments of Chrome OS-based devices to American K–12 schools increased more than 31 percent in the last year.

Evaluating the Privacy and Security of Ed Tech

When working with educational technology, responsible decision makers in schools recognize the need for solid security and privacy practice in software applications.

Maine Township High SD Virtualizes Windows

Maine Township High School District in Chicago is using virtualization to give teachers access to a consistent desktop environment from any device.

Duncanville ISD Deploys New SIS

Duncanville Independent School District in Texas has implemented a new student information system (SIS) that is fully integrated with its business management suite.

Orange County Completes 100 Gbps Network Connection

The Orange County Department of Education has established a 100 gigabit-per-second dark fiber network connection, which will provide its 27 school districts with high speed Internet connectivity to support digital learning initiatives.

Private School Chooses Remote Guarding

A private school in Los Angeles has contracted with a security service that does its guarding remotely.

New Casper Suite Enables Mix-and-Match 1-to-1 and Shared iPads

Software for managing Apple devices in a classroom or other settings has gotten an update to leverage features of iOS 9.3.

Groups Urge FBI to Dismantle Website Aimed at Schools

The American Civil Liberties Union, along with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and other groups, has formed a coalition to urge the FBI to get rid of its “Don’t Be a Puppet” website. The federal agency created the site to educate youth about violent extremism, but critics have argued that “Don’t Be a Puppet” focuses on American Muslims and discourages students from thinking and expressing their thoughts freely.

Waller ISD Automates User Account Management

The Waller Independent School District has adopted a new tool to automate management of student and employee accounts.

SETDA Report Urges States To Dig into High-Speed Broadband Work

A new report by the State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and Common Sense Kids Action advocates that states play a bigger role in increasing access to high-speed connectivity for students and teachers.

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