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  • Common Core Qualities Live on in State Replacements

    While the Common Core State Standards may have suffered the ignominy of being tossed out by nearly half of the states that originally adopted them, a review of replacement learning standards has established that in most places Common Core characteristics have remained in place.

  • Motivation a Major Factor in U.S. Student Test Performance

    A new report finds that bribery substantially boosts U.S. student performance on standardized tests, leading researchers to conclude that lack of motivation, not just lack of ability, has contributed to the United States' middling standings in international rankings based on standardized test scores.

  • Teachers Abhor State Tests While Supporting State Standards

    American teachers like math and English language arts standards, but they don't like state tests.

Policy Update

  • The Problems with FERPA and COPPA in 21st Century Learning

    Both of these pieces of legislation address children and their personal information. But it has taken until this year for the FTC and the Department of Education to get together in a public forum to discuss how these regulations intersect and whether they need to be updated.

  • Partnerships Help Milwaukee Schools Address ESSA

    Partnerships with national service programs such as AmeriCorps are at the heart of success for Milwaukee Public Schools. Such collaborations can help districts implement plans for evidence-based school improvement under the Every Student Succeeds Act. ESSA requires evidence-based interventions to improve low-performing schools — those that fail to graduate a third or more of their students.

  • Long-Term Broadband Goals Still on Far Horizon for Most Districts

    Funding continues to be the biggest barrier for districts in their efforts to increase connectivity, in particular monthly recurring costs.

Focus on K-12 Information Technology

Vendor Resources

Cisco Partner - Gold Certified
Cisco hardware, software and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible—providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. CDWG.com/cisco
Sonicwall
SonicWALL, Inc. designs, develops and manufacturers network security, secure remote access, web and e-mail security, continuous data protection, and policy and management solutions for schools. Offering appliance-based products as well as value-added subscription services, its comprehensive array of solutions provides enterprise-class Internet and data protection without any compromises. CDWG.com/sonicwall
Watchguard
WatchGuard builds affordable, all-in-one network and content security solutions. WatchGuard's extensible threat management (XTM) network security solutions combine firewall, VPN and security services to protect networks from spam, viruses malware and intrusions. CDWG.com/watchguard
M86 Security
M86 Security is one of the largest providers of Secure Web Gateways and the largest independent provider of web and e-mail content security in the world. M86 Security delivers deep experience and outstanding product performance. CDWG.com/M86
Kapersky Lab
Recognized by Gartner as a visionary company in the endpoint security market, Kaspersky Lab combines innovative technology with a unique approach to managing risk and delivering new operational efficiencies. This is done by minimizing customers' window of exposure, with the most resource efficient endpoint and server security solutions available. CDWG.com/kaspersky
HP
Discover why organizations rely on HP ProLiant DL rack-mount servers for some of the highest levels of efficiency, insight and control. HP rack-mount servers deliver decades of engineering and integration experience designed to speed the implementation of new computing technology. CDWG.com/hp

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CDW Government LLC (CDW•G), a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW LLC, is a leading provider of technology solutions for federal, state and local government agencies, as well as educational institutions at all levels. The company features dedicated account managers who help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company's technology specialists and engineers can assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include notebooks, desktops, printers, servers and storage, unified communications, security, wireless, power and cooling, networking, software licensing and mobility solutions. www.CDWG.com/k12education