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Data privacy: What school leaders should know

2013 will be known as the year the American public began to focus on privacy. National security breaches pushed the issue to the front pages of papers nationwide, making it…

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Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2013, No. 1: Broadband is king

1. President Obama’s ConnectED initiative prompts the biggest review of the eRate since the program’s 1997 inception.

In June, President Obama announced a new program to ensure that 99…

It’s official: China is the wild, wild west of cloud computing

Within hours of Amazon’s announcement of a new Beijing region for Amazon Web Services, IBM jumped into the mix, announcing a new relationship with 21Vianet to offer high-end SmartCloud Enterprise…

Schools use web tools, and data is seen at risk

Public schools around the country are adopting web-based services that collect and analyze personal details about students without adequately safeguarding the information from potential misuse by service providers, according to…

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How do two ‘connected districts’ do it?

The 95,000 students in Georgia's Fulton County Schools have different learning styles and interests, and district administrators say they believe students' learning opportunities should mirror their preferences and needs.…

Microsoft woos Gmail users

In early 2010, Google tried to accelerate the growth of Google Apps by launching Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Exchange, server software designed to help companies move data from Microsoft…

Opinion
Smart education networks: An action plan for leaders

In my September column, “Time to ask for more eRate funding,” I discussed how this is a historic moment. The eRate program is the largest and most important funding…

eSN Special Report: 2014 eRate Survival Guide

Uncertainty. That’s the key theme as school officials prepare to apply for the next cycle of eRate funding.

In one of the most comprehensive evaluations of the eRate since…

New technology makes Wi-Fi faster, more reliable

‘Gigabit Wi-Fi’ promises higher wireless speeds—but these will come at a cost Providers of wireless access points and other equipment have started to release products that conform with a next-generation…

Ed-tech groups mull new FCC chief’s priorities

Ed-tech advocacy groups reacted to the confirmation of Tom Wheeler as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, noting that the official move positions the agency to better act on pressing broadband…