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Harmony Public Schools Upgrades to Fiber

Harmony Public Schools (HPS) in Texas plans to upgrade all 46 of its campuses and the HPS Central Office to dedicated fiber optic Internet service with managed security services to provide each school with Internet access speeds of one gigabit per second.

NetRef Updates Internet Filtering Tool for Schools

NetRef, a tool designed to help educators control student access to Internet resources, has released version 2.1 of the software, which includes several new features.

How Digital Equity Can Help Close the Homework Gap

According to a CoSN survey, 82 percent of school districts don't have a plan to address students' Internet access outside of school. That needs to change.

Miami-Dade Transports Learning with School Bus Wi-Fi

A major Florida school district is piloting a new mobile hot-spot service on its school buses.

Aerohive Releases On-Premises Version of HiveManager NG

Aerohive Networks has introduced a version of its network management system that can be run from an on-premises appliance as an alternative to cloud network management.

LA Unified Police Pack iPads for School Safety Assessments

Los Angeles Unified School District has begun the long haul of assessing the safety of its 1,200 campuses with the help of specially trained "school site evaluators," iPads and a mobile school assessment tool.

California District Upgrades Network To Support 5,000 Devices

A California school district is up and running with a new network and wireless infrastructure.

Syracuse Diocese Adopts New SIS for 22 Schools

After trying Rediker Software’s SIS at four schools last year, the Diocese of Syracuse made the decision to incorporate it all of its schools.

Oklahoma District Adopts New SIS To Ease State Compliance

Lawton Public Schools will begin using Infinite Campus’ District Edition SIS in the summer of 2016.

Yuma Districts Upgrade Network

Two school districts in the city of Yuma, AZ are upgrading their wide area networks (WAN) to 10 gigabit fiber, a change that is expected to increase the speed of their networks by as much as 10 times.

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