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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.

Private School Turns to Tech To Manage Classroom Activities Online

A private school in Fort Worth, TX with 167 students in grades preK-8 has adopted a new Internet management tool to keep students on task.

Shelton PS Turns to Virtualization To Deliver Google, Windows-Based Apps

Shelton Public Schools in Connecticut has implemented Google Chromebox computers and 600 Chromebooks so staff and students can access Google Apps for Education and Windows-based applications through a virtual desktop interface.

Pleasant Valley SD Taps Private Partner To Streamline Student Registration, HR Onboarding

The Pleasant Valley School District has teamed with a private partner to ease student registration and human resources onboarding.

South San Antonio ISD Upgrades Broadband Network

South San Antonio Independent School District has upgraded to a private, fiber-optic broadband network to support data, video and voice services at the district's 16 schools and administrative facilities.

Laconia School District Upgrades to Fiber-Based Internet Service

Laconia School District in New Hampshire plans to implement high-speed, fiber-based Internet service to support its three elementary schools, middle school, high school and regional technical center.

Barrington School District Adopts Online Student Registration

New Hampshire's Barrington School District SAU 74 has adopted a customized online student registration system in an effort to ensure student data is up to date on the first day of school and to replace a paper-based process.

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