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6 IT Solutions to BYOD Challenges

In the Derry Township School District in Hershey, PA, students as young as the fourth grade are allowed to bring their own devices to class to support their learning, at the discretion of their teacher.

New Hampshire Districts Boost Internet Capacity with Fiber

A joint school district in New Hampshire is taking advantage of E-rate discounts to add fiber, Internet and voice services in its schools.

Chawanakee USD Deploys New SIS To Ease Info Sharing

Chawanakee Unified School District near Fresno, CA has implemented a new student information system to make it easier for teachers, students and parents to access and update information.

Mobile, PC Slowdown Contributing to Decline in Semiconductors

Semiconductors are being revised downward, falling into negative territory for the first time since 2012, an indication of an ongoing decline in smart phones, tablets and traditional computing devices.

Mac and Windows PCs Climb in U.S. as Worldwide Shipments Tank

Even as shipments of traditional computers tumble around the world, shipments of OS X- and Windows-based computers managed to climb slightly in the United States in the third quarter.

Illinois District Turns to Data Warehousing To Ease Data Management

Bremen Community High School District 228 has tapped a private partner to provide improved data management, analytics and reports in an effort to allow administrators to focus on student success rather than data collection.

Managing Student Identities in the Digital Era

Technologies like single sign-on are convenient, but do they compromise the security and privacy of students' data?

PBS LearningMedia Launches Free iPad App for Students, Updates LearningMedia Service

PBS LearningMedia, the on-demand media service for K-12 classrooms, has added new features and tools, and the company has also launched a free iPad app for students.

Tech Trends: The Robots Are Coming

Gartner has released its top 10 strategic predictions for 2016 and the near future. This year's list highlights "smart" technologies, such as artificial intelligence, and the relationships of humans to machines.

Microsoft Makes Surface Pro Tablet Faster and More Capable

Microsoft is updating its Windows tablet lineup with the launch of the Surface Pro 4, a faster version of the Surface Pro with a larger display and upgraded stylus.