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Cincinnati Schools launches blended learning AP courses

Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) is launching an Advanced Placement (AP) Blended Learning program, and wireless provider Kajeet will provide students with mobile hotspots to support the district's efforts. The district is hosting two week-long “Boot Camps,” one at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and one at University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, to introduce students to the academic challenges of AP courses. The sessions will guide students in how to best work in this setting—one with a state-of-the-art learning platform where teachers will facilitate student engagement with online course materials. CPS began offering AP Blended Learning courses last school year to offer advanced...

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Barracuda announces next-gen firewall, web security integrations

Barracuda Networks recently announced a number of security product integrations intended to help schools protect students. Barracuda has enhanced its next-generation firewall products in an attempt to improve support…

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Instructure launches Canvas Data

Instructure, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company and creator of the Canvas learning management system (LMS), has released Canvas Data, a hosted data solution providing fully optimized data to K-12…

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New bill would support innovative internet pilots for students

New legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate would support innovative methods to give students access to the internet and digital tools outside of classrooms. The Digital Learning Equity Act…

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Ohio districts move to gigabit broadband

Fifteen K-12 school districts in Ohio will receive ultra-fast Gigabit broadband speeds in an effort to personalize instruction for students. The announcement comes from ADTRAN's Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives…

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To curb cyberbullies, this district will monitor students’ social media

Student messages on social-media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are now being monitored by the Orange County school district as part of a new program to curb…

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Barracuda, Aerohive work to integrate tighter wireless security

Barracuda and Aerohive announced the availability of products that automate communication of wireless security policies between devices to reduce costs and improve efficiencies for customers. The mobile landscape is…

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Skyward expands use of the Ed-Fi Data Standard

Skyward, a K-12 school administrative software provider, has broadened the use of the Ed-Fi Data Standard in a move that it hopes will dramatically improve data interoperability between…

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EXO U, Clever partner for secure digital learning platform

EXO U Inc., developer of the newly launched EXO U Digital Education Platform, announced a partnership agreement with Clever, Inc., a provider of secure single sign-on access for…

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Quick Key integrates with SIS PowerSchool for data flow

Quick Key, the mobile assessment software that targets student performance and aims to eliminate hand grading, has announced a collaboration with Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, through…

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Smart upgrades its IWB-compatible projector

SMART Technologies Inc., a provider of collaboration solutions, announces a new upgrade to its line of interactive whiteboard systems. At the heart of the next-generation SMART Board® interactive whiteboard…

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Our “Top 12 for K-12” will help you make a Wi-Fi decision when you are ready upgrade your network for the latest gadgets available in the classroom from…

A Network for Success

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Is Your School District’s Network Prepared for 21st Century Digital Learning? Build and deploy a consistent network infrastructure that supports BYOD/1:1, Common Core and online testing, advanced multimedia…

Successful Tips to Accelerate English Language Learning (ELL)

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English language learners (ELLs) face many obstacles compared to native English speakers. How can educators respond to significant challenges facing schools? Here’s what you need to know…

Complete Classroom Management for Any Environment

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Many solutions claim to be “multi-platform”, but with dedicated versions from Windows to ChromeOS, Android to iOS, Mac to Linux, all backed by a wealth of best practice…

Mac to School

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Districts across the nation are facing a dilemma: How can you keep up with the changing landscape of expensive educational technology when budgets are tighter than ever? The…