District CIO

Review: Haswell laptops deliver on battery life

New laptops with extended battery life are hitting store shelves. The laptops are made with microprocessors that belong to the new Haswell family of Intel chips, which consume less power than previous generations do and promise a 50 percent boost in battery life for watching video.

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Google's CIO on how to make your IT department great

Running an IT department is hard enough under any circumstances, but imagine doing it at one of the world's preeminent technology companies. Your customers aren't haplessly trying to set up their voicemail; they're experts in technology and expect it to work. As part of CIO's series on the future of corporate IT, writer Walter Frick spoke with Google CIO Ben Fried about his job, and where he thinks the industry is going.

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NYSED approves i-Ready Diagnostic for grades 9-12

The online diagnostic for reading and math will help New York state school districts and boards of cooperative educational services define student growth for teacher and principal evaluations.

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Boston schools adopt free anti-bullying text service from Blackboard

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Public Schools Superintendent John McDonough announced a major upgrade to the school system's Bullying Prevention Hotline. Parents can now send text messages to report concerns about school bullying or student safety.

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Foundation grant brings blended learning to 10 L.A. preK sites

Low-income preschoolers in Los Angeles County will have the opportunity to experience a high-tech math program created by the nonprofit MIND Research Institute, thanks to a $200,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

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Carteret County, N.C., launches state technology support system

As a new school year begins, so does a new state technology support system for students, teachers, and parents. The $26 million Home Base system is one of two major technology initiatives taking place in 2013-2014.

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North Carolina CIO returns after nine-month hiatus

Burke County Public Schools Chief Information Officer Melanie Honeycutt has rejoined the staff of the Morganton, N.C., district to help prepare students for the rapidly changing technological world.

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iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

October 27-30, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

DataContent 2013

October 15-17, 2013

Philadelphia, Pa.

Connected Educator Month

Virtual

October 2013

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