Educational IT leaders should not be “trying to do the same thing you’ve always done for less money,” but instead “doing something you can’t do any other way,” according to Doug Meade, the director of information technology at York County School Division (VA).
- By Christopher Piehler
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, which serves 33 K-12 districts in San Bernardino County, CA, has overhauled its technology infrastructure to support various initiatives, including the continued implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced online assessments.
Pittsburgh Public Schools is implementing fiber optic broadband infrastructure to all of its schools and offices.
Spartanburg School District Seven has teamed with a local housing authority and two private partners in a project that will provide home Internet access for students living in public housing.
A company that sells technology into the school environment, along with other segments, has declared IT infrastructure the number one budget area for schools in the coming "annual buying season."
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Kahlotus School District in southeast Washington state, with just over 50 students in gradesK-12 and 18 employees across four buildings, has upgraded its network to gigabit speeds in preparation for its digital learning initiatives.
Calhoun County Schools in Alabama has implemented a district-wide high speed wireless network to support its bring-your-own-device initiative.
Baltimore County Public Schools has implemented a new wireless network districtwide to support its mobile learning objectives.
Pasco School District in Washington state is replacing its existing one-gigabit Internet service with a 20-gigabit fiber optic network to provide ultra-high speed Internet service to its 24 school district facilities.
Colorado's Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 has deployed a fiber optic wide area network (WAN) connecting 15 facilities and offering speeds capable of 10 Gigabits per second or more.