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Des Moines Public Schools Install 2,100 Epson Interactive Projectors

Des Moines Public Schools in Iowa have installed more than 2,100 Epson BrightLink 595Wi interactive projectors across its 65 schools over the past year.

OnCourse Systems Partners with NJ School District to Unify Platforms

OnCourse Systems for Education, a provider of cloud-based technologies for schools, is partnering with New Jersey's Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD) to unify platforms and digital products in one place.

Free Service Lets Districts Compare Their Bandwidth and Costs with Other Districts

Comparisons on the site can be done across school districts or by broadband services. Results can be filtered by type of service, speed, type of connection, state and service provider.

School Superintendent Pay in CA Overshadows Top IT Leader Salaries

The highest paid school superintendent in the state of California earns almost two and a half times more than the highest paid K–12 IT leader did.

Sowash’s ‘The Chromebook Classroom’: An Excellent Resource for K–12 Teachers!

The Chromebooks are coming! The Chromebooks are coming! So, what is a K-12 teacher supposed to do with those Chromebooks? In this week’s blog post we review “The Chromebook Classroom”a recently published book by John Sowash. Our opinion? Sowash has hit a homerun!

Race to the Top Funding Impact on Student Outcomes 'Not Clear'

While RTT funding did introduce more use of the policies promoted by the multi-billion-dollar program, the impact of those changes on student achievement is "unclear," according to new research.

What Will a Trump Presidency Mean for K–12 and Ed Tech?

Disturbingly little is known with any certainty about President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s plans for education. Even credible speculation is difficult, given that Trump is far from a traditional Republican and that his statements on a range of issues have proved somewhat inconsistent over the last year or so. But one thing is certain for a Trump presidency backed by a Republican-dominated Congress: Education policy is going to move in a new direction.

North Carolina to Test Internet2 Services in K–12, Community Colleges

Under a new proof-of-concept program, schools, districts and community colleges will be able to try out Internet2's identity management service, InCommon Federated Identity Management.

Parallels Remote Application Server 15.5 Supports AWS, Azure, Windows Server 2016

Parallels has released an update to Remote Application Server (RAS). The latest version of the remote desktop software, version 15.5, adds new iOS and Android clients and support for Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Windows Server 2016.

Report: Schools Improve Broadband but Lag on Long-Term Goals

The broadband situation in K–12 has improved substantially in the last four years, with most systems reporting that their schools meet or exceed the short-term broadband target of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students set by the FCC. But the goal of 1 Gbps per 1,000 students is still distant for most.

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