K12 Headlines

10/22/2014

10/22/2014

The $3.8 million upgrade project will replace aging wiring and network switches while swapping out the district’s landlines for an Internet-based phone system. The two-year project is expected to boost Internet speeds and allow more devices to connect wirelessly to the district’s network.

10/22/2014

Eastern DataComm is now an approved vendor for Extreme Networks on the Western States Contracting Alliance. Extreme Networks joins the list of technology solutions that Eastern DataComm is now able to provide school districts under this cooperative. They are also currently a vendor for ShoreTel and Alcatal-Lucent systems.

10/22/2014

In Minnesota, a group of tech-savvy Waseca teachers now make the rounds to help assure their colleagues' technology skills evolve at the same rate as students. Each school in the district has its own Rotating Technology Coaches group. Several times a month, a teacher takes a day to work with teachers who have expressed the need for technology help

10/22/2014

The Rio Rancho school district is facing technology challenges – not enough computers, electrical outlets or space – in its preparation for the new online Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers standardized test this spring. To address the shortage, the district will create a schedule and rotate students into the testing spaces.

10/22/2014

The education technology industry has been growing in Massachusetts, fueled by university faculty, students and K12 educators hoping to improve learning and be more efficient. Just as the life sciences boom was fueled by universities and early adopting hospital and medical provider systems, ed tech will need support from early adopter educators.

10/22/2014

Bergen County Technical Schools' Applied Technology High School will be housed at Bergen County Community College beginning next fall to allow students to earn 25 college credits toward an associate degree while completing high school. Students will enroll in natural science and math, engineering technology or engineering science tracks that are aligned with existing degrees offered at the college.

10/22/2014

The Spotswood Board of Education appointed Eric Sheninger as director of technology integration and innovation. He was previously the principal of New Milford High School in New Jersey.

10/22/2014

As part of a four-year plan, DeSoto County Schools is spending millions of dollars on new technology. Hernando High School teachers were the first to receive the Apple MacBook Air laptops, which students will get next year. There are also carts with iPads for students to share. Starting in 2017, every elementary classroom will have a class set of iPads.

10/22/2014

Lesly White, the Moffitt Cancer Center’s director of information technology, infrastructure and shared services, has accepted the job of managing the Florida school district’s department of IT, security and privacy.

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Long Beach, Calif.

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Palm Springs, Calif.

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