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School Imitates Life: New State of the Cloud Report

Seems that today’s school employees bring more to work than their lunch. A new report from technology solutions provider CDW-G finds that information technology professionals’ and end users’ attitudes about cloud computing at work are shaped positively by their personal use of consumer cloud services, and in turn, cloud computing adoption is accelerating in schools across the country.

Connecticut School Board Allocates $1.1M for Technology

A $104.2 million school budget for 2013-2014 won unanimous Board of Education approval Monday, of which $1.1 million will be spent on technology.

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High-Tech Scouting Comes to High School Teams

DeLaSalle High School (Minn.) senior guard Luke Scott uses his own devices to analyze, dissect, and prepare for opponents. Sitting in the comfort of his home, with no teammates, coaches or projectors around, Scott taps on his school-supplied iPad to watch videos of how Blake's offense handles a zone defense and how Providence Academy breaks a full-court press.

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Pennsylvania District Tech Director Is Target of Search Warrant

Police suspect former Easton (Pa.) Area School District employee Tom Drago accessed his colleague's computers without their permission, copied documents that may have contained student information, made an unauthorized recording of a closed school board meeting, and may have taken photos of a female school employee's breast, according to a search warrant filed by Forks Township Police.

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Technology Is Focus of New Hampshire District's Proposed Budget

Investing in technology is a top priority for the Concord (N.H.) School District, with money budgeted for increasing wireless access, providing iPads for students and more in next year’s proposed $72.8 million budget, which was presented to the school board last night.

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Buffalo, N.Y. Charter School Gets $50,000 Grant for Lab

A $50,000 grant to the Charter School for Applied Technologies will be used to buy equipment for its advanced manufacturing experience lab, which provides high school students hands-on experience to pursue manufacturing careers in the region, officials said.

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High Schools of the Future Will Be Transformed by Technology

Today's graduates will barely recognize the high schools those born this year will attend, as technology dramatically transforms education in the next decade. Technology already helps students learn more and better, and makes their learning more relevant to the changing needs of families and the economy.

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New Jersey High School Looks to Upgrade Technology

Mike Rightmire, technology director for Northern Highlands (N.J.) Regional High School, told the Board of Education that teachers' computers are obsolete and need to be replaced.

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Florida Technology Manager Named President of Statewide Group

Matt Frey, an education manager in Brevard Public Schools, was recently inducted as the president of the Florida Council of Instructional Technology Leaders. The council promotes cooperation and communication among district and state leaders who impact technology use in Florida.

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Senior Network Specialist

Mesa Public Schools

Mesa, Ariz.