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Lake Havasu USD Adopts SIS, SPED Support

Lake Havasu Unified School District in Arizona has selected a new student information system (SIS) and special education management system to replace its existing SIS.

Pilot Examines Identity Federations in K-12 and Community Colleges

A joint project has uncovered how K-12 organizations as well as community colleges can tap into identity federations to take advantage of shared online services.

U.S. IT Spending to See Steady Growth in 2016 Despite Worldwide Slump

IT spending in the United States will be stable in 2016, experiencing mild growth on par with previous years, according to a new forecast.

iPhone Dips as Android Extends Lead in Smart Phones

Shipments of Apple's iPhone declined for the first time in the fourth quarter of last year, according to new information released by market research firm Gartner.

Blue Springs School District Consolidates Data Center

Blue Springs School District in Kansas City, MO has consolidated its data and information technology services within a centralized data center in an effort to simplify management and reduce expenses.

CoSN Launches Digital Equity Campaign

Calling equitable Internet access the "civil rights issue of today," the Consortium for School Networking has launched a Digital Equity Action Toolkit to give school district leaders tools they can use to advocate for and obtain Internet access for their students in their communities.

PowerSchool, PeopleAdmin Partner on Talent Management, SIS Integration

PowerSchool and PeopleAdmin have partnered to integrate PowerSchool's student information system and PeopleAdmin's TalentEd Perform teacher evaluation system.

Tennessee District Adopts Online Registration To Centralize Data Collection

Tennessee's Collierville Schools is adopting a new customized online registration solution in an effort to centralize data collection.

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Deploys Private Optical Network

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Texas is upgrading to a 100 gigabit private optical network to support a bring-your-own-technology policy and improve access to Web-based educational resources.

Latest DC Snafu Exposes Student Data on Dropbox

About 12,000 students who possess individualized education programs (IEPs) had personal information posted to a public Dropbox site attending schools in Washington, D.C.

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