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  • 'E-Rate 2.0' Would Expand Broadband Access, Fund E-Book Pilot

    The federal E-Rate program could be in for some major changes as it heads toward "version 2.0." A bill introduced in the House Tuesday, known as the E-Rate 2.0 Act of 2010, would amend the school technology program by adding a $2.5 billion residential broadband voucher pilot program for students; a $200 million e-book pilot program; and refinements to program administration designed to ease the application process.More
  • Ed Tech To Help Power Colorado School Turnaround Effort

    Under the Colorado Education Accountability Act of 2009, the state has made improvement of chronically low-performing schools a priority. With the help of federal funds, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has instituted a statewide school transformation and turnaround effort. This effort includes grants that will allow schools to reorganize under one of four intervention models: transformation, turnaround, restart, or closure.More
  • Report: IT Workers May See a Bump in Pay

    IT organizations are budgeting to give employees a small pay increase in 2010, according to a recent report.More
  • STEM Academy Looks To Bolster Teacher Competency

    Last month, President Obama put forth the call to schools, organizations, corporations, and the country at large to renew America's global competitive edge in innovation, specifically by promoting substantially greater interest in both education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).More
  • OpenDNS Blocks Academic Fraud

    OpenDNS is rolling out a new Internet security tool to block academic fraud sites. As part of its free and premium cloud-based DNS and filtering services, the company is launching a new feature that prevents users from accessing Internet resources that enable academic fraud, such as essay ghostwriting services and other sites that help students violate an institution's academic integrity guidelines.More
  • Hawaii Implements Online Professional Development Resource Statewide

    The Hawaii Department of Education (HDOE) has chosen PD 360 from School Improvement Network (SINET) for its statewide online professional development resource. After a few schools in the state already using the service reported positive results, HDOE purchased access for all 289 of Hawaii's public schools.More
  • New York District Beefs Up Wireless LAN

    Penn Yan Central School District in upstate New York reported that it's successfully deployed a new wireless local area network (WLAN) to cover all computers in the district, which enrolls more than 2,000 students in K-12 and adult education programs.More
  • PeopleCube Meeting Planner Adds Mobile Scheduling

    PeopleCube has released a new version of its application for managing workspace, resources, and facilities. The new version of Resource Scheduler 9.0 provides integration with Lotus Notes, includes a mobile phone interface, features new Web-based functions, and integrates with personal calendaring systems such as Outlook.More