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News & Issues

  • Chicago Schools Partner with Tech Companies To Develop STEM Program

    Chicago students will soon have the opportunity to attend one of five Early College STEM Schools (ECSS) to develop knowledge and skills in preparation for careers in science and technology. The ECSS program has been created under a partnership agreement between Chicago Public Schools (CPS), City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, and Verizon Wireless.

  • ASCD Offers Free Professional Development Materials On iTunes U

    Educational software and service provider ASCD has begun to offer professional development resources for educators at no cost through iTunes U.

  • Large-Scale Data Centers Drive Server Growth Worldwide

    Though hampered by hard disk drive (HDD) supply problems and increasing use of server virtualization, sales of servers saw high single-digit growth last year, driven in part by the expansion of data centers to support Web access from smart phones and tablets.

  • Plato To Acquire Archipelago Learning

    Thoma Bravo's Plato Learning will acquire Archipelago Learning for $11.10 per share, or approximately $291 million, following a unanimous decision by Archipelago's board of directors.

  • ISTE CEO To Step Down

    Don Knezek will retire from his position as chief executive officer of the International Society for Technology in Education September 30, 2012.


Professional Resources

  • Comparative Review of Top K-12 Online Protection Vendors
    Sponsored by: SonicWall
    This webcast provides a hard-hitting competitive analysis of leading Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) and Content Filtering solutions. Hear how Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) address: network security, bandwidth management, and content filtering challenges currently facing today's K-12 organizations.