Infrastructure

6/12/2013

6/12/2013
The President’s proposal builds on the very successful E-Rate program and is one of the boldest efforts in recent memory so clearly focused on ensuring that online and digital learning resources and tools are accessible and affordable to all students and communities.

6/10/2013

6/10/2013
President Obama has called on the Federal Communications Commission to expand an existing program to provide discounted high-speed Internet service to schools and libraries, even if it means increasing the fees that for years had been added to consumers’ phone bills.

5/22/2013

5/22/2013
District CIOs are under increased pressure to cut costs and keep up with the latest technological trends, and implementing cloud technology is an easy fix. Like any new technology, the move toward the cloud carries risks.
5/22/2013
Frederick County students who rely on the strength of their wireless signal to help them connect to their school work will get a boost from a new collaboration among county schools, libraries, parks and internet provider Comcast.

5/15/2013

5/15/2013
If you're looking for software for your school or district, the SIIA CODiE Award winners may be a good place to start. From the cloud to mobile to collaboration, this list gives district CIOs a place to start when preparing an RFP or doing a software application search.
5/15/2013
Manchester, New Hampshire's school technology director said that by the start of the next school year, students and staff should see a new Wi-Fi network in place at all campuses across the district, as well as an upgrade to the school library system.
5/15/2013
The North Allegheny School Board approved wiring upgrades and security measures for its buildings. Projects include replacing network infrastructure equipment, upgrading data wiring for all seven elementary schools, and installing wireless coverage in each district building.

5/9/2013

5/9/2013
Bates College professor Anita Charles has studied technology in education and said working with tech-savvy student teachers is not as difficult as you might think. Creating a lesson plan is about knowing what your objectives are and how the tools you might use in the classroom can get you there.

4/17/2013

4/17/2013
A 2010 survey from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration found that 22 percent of households with school-age children did not have broadband at home.

3/20/2013

3/20/2013
Ohio public schools appear to be far short of having enough computers to have all their students take new state-mandated tests within a four-week period beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

3/13/2013

3/13/2013
This report, "The Broadband Imperative," commissioned by SETDA, recommends that all schools will need external internet connections of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students and staff by 2014-2015 and of 1 Gbps per 1,000 students and staff by 2017-2018.

2/27/2013

2/27/2013
The Marblehead (Mass.) School District’s report on the state of its computer infrastructure should be required reading for school officials across the North Shore as an example of how quickly technology can become outdated and how expensive it can be to catch up.

2/21/2013

2/21/2013
After receiving a low grade from the New Mexico A-F Grading Accountability System last school year, Pate Elementary School Principal Therese Rodriguez is determined not to let it happen again. She applied for an Innovative Solutions for Struggling Schools Grant and received $7,200 from the New Mexico Department of Education in January.

2/20/2013

2/20/2013
In today’s 21st-century classroom, it is crucial for educators to be proficient in using technology to be maximally effective. For this to happen, state education agencies and technology officers need to be proactive, according to “Born in Another Time,” a recent report by National Association of State Boards of Education.
2/20/2013
Though Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove, Ill., had a robust wired infrastructure, in 2011, administrators decided it was time to put wireless access in the two-school district for staff and students to access. “It was a logical time to put something in place to make use of the wireless,” says Rod Rousseau, director of technology and information services, and soon after, “we opted to give all certified staff members tablet computers.”

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