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Security Tops List of Trends That Will Impact the Internet of Things

Are you ready to deal with "denial of sleep" attacks? Those are attacks using malicious code, propagated through the Internet of Things, aimed at draining the batteries of your devices by keeping them awake. And it's one of the top 10 technology trends affecting IoT in the near future cited in a new report.

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.

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.

California District To Save $13.4 Million with Solar Power

Escondido Union High School District will deploy solar installations that, together, will produce enough energy to meet three-quarters of the district's needs, at four campuses.

STEM Classes Tackle Community Problems in Samsung Contest

Combine creative teaching with STEM and energetic students, and you'll get guidance on how to design and build eco-friendly mini homeless shelters for homeless teens; apply signal processing in smartwatches to notify pedestrians when vehicles are approaching at unsafe speeds; and explore alternatives for melting ice on city roads without using salt. All of these solutions are finalists in this year's "Solve for Tomorrow" contest, put on by Samsung.

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.

Cengage Releasing Coding Courses with Embedded Tutor

Digital curriculum provider Cengage Learning has struck an agreement with another education technology company to use the latter's coding labs inside a series of new programming courses.

Many Community College Students Are Not Prepared for College-Level Work, Report Shows

The idea that a single placement test should determine a student's readiness for college courses is getting a makeover with the release of a new report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. So is the value placed on standard developmental or remedial coursework in student success.

Perrysburg Schools Adopts New SIS

Perrysburg Schools in Ohio is replacing its legacy student information system in an effort to improve efficiency and data accuracy, provide parents with greater access to information and integrate with other district information systems.

STEM Teacher Prep Gets New Commitments

The White House goal of training or retraining 100,000 teachers in STEM subjects by 2021 is gaining momentum.

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