District CIO

Maryland appoints new CIO, creates cybersecurity role

The governor of Maryland announced a new state CIO, and a new cybersecurity official. Isabel FitzGerald brings private- and public-sector experience, having served as CIO for the Maryland Department of Human Resources and later serving as the governor’s deputy secretary for operations. She will replace Elliot H. Schlanger, who will fill the newly created position of director of cybersecurity for the state. 

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Rewordify helps students read complex passages

Rewordify is a free site that was developed by a special education teacher and former computer programmer to help students read complex passages. Rewordify could help students who are having difficulty reading a book or article that is a step or two above their current reading levels.

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Global education technology and the Smart Classroom Market Report

This report projects that the smart classroom market will grow by 13.9 percent over the next five years from $31 billion in 2013 to $59 billion by the year 2018. It forecasts revenues and analyzes trends in more than 50 sub-markets, including interactive whiteboards, projectors, and audio systems.

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Digital Promise adds eight schools

Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to promote better use of education technology, has added eight public school districts to its League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of public school districts committed to digital innovation for students.

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Incentive program for Kansas tech education paying off

A new state program that pays students’ tuition to help them pursue a technical education is getting glowing reviews from students and leaders alike. Under legislation passed in 2012, Kansas pays tuition for students who learn technical skills during their junior and senior years of high school.

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Technology will never replace great teachers

Everyone wants to hangout with Sal Khan. The popular founder of the innovative Khan Academy is a good person to rub elbows with—even if you're the Obama administration's top education official.

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How technology is reshaping education

Using technology to transform education isn’t a new concept. But the breadth and depth of how technology can be used today makes it even more important for education and IT leaders to prepare district infrastructures and devices to handle the evolution. As everyone preps for a new school year, Forbes shares the latest on just how technology is reshaping education.

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Assistant vice president, chief information officer

Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, N.C.

Director of information systems

Cornell University

New York, N.Y.

VP of information and institutional technology

Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Clarkston, Ga.