technology

Muskegon County (Mich.) Schools Pursuing Tax Increase for Technology

Petitions to put a countywide school technology millage on the ballot in September soon will begin circulating throughout Muskegon County (Mich.). Eleven school districts have petitioned the county to seek the 1-mill property tax increase to pay for technology improvements.

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Consumer Technologies Are Making Headway in Schools

Imagine access to your district’s email system on mobile devices tripling in two weeks. This is what Deb Karcher, CIO of Miami Dade Public Schools and her team faced after Christmas 2012. “Santa Syndrome,” a term coined by Karcher, resulted in the 50,000 users accessing the email system on personal devices before winter break jumping to 150,000 when the schools reopened after the holidays.

Consumer Technologies Enter Schools

Challenges for CIOs through BYOD, 4G, open networks and more.

A Failing Grade for Broadband

A 2010 survey from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration found that 22 percent of households with school-age children did not have broadband at home.

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Before You Make a Purchase, Make a Plan

If you're a school or district leader who is considering using education technology and digital learning in your schools, stop. Technology can play a huge role in boosting student achievement, but simply slapping a netbook on top of a textbook is not enough.

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School Technology Integral to Student Success

To understand how the proposed May 7 technology levy would work for Billings K8 students, let’s take a look at how the high school technology levy that voters approved three years ago is working.

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Something New for Your District

The latest in software, hardware, books & materials, facilities and the internet.

Rebuilding Trust in New York

Following a financial scandal a decade ago, this district bounced back stronger than ever.

Importance of Pushing Digital Education

President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan last year issued what has become known as the "digital mandate," challenging schools to adopt digital technology by 2017.

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