A Tablet in Every L.A. Student's Backpack?

Superintendent Deasy wants to give each L.A. Unified student a high-tech device. That would mean 700,000 pieces of digital equipment costing about $450 million, not counting more than $200 million (and possibly double that) to update the campus' wireless Internet service. But his plan needs work.

Deasy's request for a first-phase infusion of $17.4 million in school bond money fell short by one vote.The vote was only advisory, and the school board could still approve the expenditure, but for now Deasy's office says he has no plans to bring it up again, and that's a good idea.

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Marion County (Fla.) Schools Learn to Manage BYOD

In 2008, long before "bring your own device" was a buzz term, administrators at Marion County (Fla.) Public Schools (MCPS) were looking for an alternative to a one-to-one laptop program. Scott Hansen, chief information officer, says that one-to-one just wasn't feasible for the 42,000-student district, so administrators considered other options.

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Managing BYOD Effectively

Innovative tools provide low-cost Internet access and help district leaders keep students and infrastructure safe.

Some Schools Tell Students to Bring Own Technology

Not so long ago, most school districts had very strict policies: Leave your cellphones and laptops at home.

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Valley Schools Telling Students to Bring Own Technology

In Kara Kujawa's seventh-grade science class at Sunset Hills Elementary School in Surprise, her students are used to hearing, "Get out your devices."

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Fayette Schools Students Prepare of BYOT Thanks to Alum

If you have a child who gets bored in class, Travis Allen could serve as an inspiration.

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In a Pa. School District, Rethinking a Gadget Ban

It's a wired world, and school district officials are taking notice, in some cases even changing their long-standing policies banning students from bringing personal technology into the classroom.

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Reading Software Tailored to Students

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ParentLink Announces Major New Release in ParentLink9

New K12 parent relationship management system gives school districts state-of-the-art communication services, mobile apps and leadership tools, all in a single package.

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Kajeet to Announce the Launch of School Guard for BYOD Programs

Kajeet is pleased to announce the launch of School Guard, the newest addition to its suite of free, online tools developed to empower children both inside and outside of the classroom.

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