Bloxx partner with Worcester Public Schools District to deliver dynamic web filtering and secure BYOD across 50 locations and 25,000+ students

Worcester Public Schools is the 3rd largest district in the state of Massachusetts. With 25,000+ students, across 50 locations, Worcester is a technologically progressive District with a commitment to maximising the of use technology across its curriculum.

Worcester’s robust network delivers secure connectivity to enable a range of learning initiatives across its District.  With a growing demand for BYOD and 1:1 programs, Worcester has recognised that the myriad of technologies and devices they utilize, demands diverse and constantly evolving content filtering.

In particular the School District is vigilant in its effort to proactively manages SSL traffic, block anonymous proxies and provide exceptional support to its wider IT Team and their users.

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The Five Ways Wearables Will Change Education

Undoubtedly a wearables explosion is just around the corner and education establishments need to brace themselves for how these devices can change the learning environment. If you aren’t yet convinced by the merits of wearables, maybe take a moment to contemplate when the iPad was launched peopled labelled tablets as ‘ridiculous’ – now they are common place.

With IDC predicting that 72 million wearable devices will be shipped in 2015, the early signs indicate that wearables are set to drive yet another technology pace change.

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Bloxx. Check. CIPA Compliant. Check. E-Rate funding. Check!

Last year E-Rate, the federal funding program that helps ensure that K-12 schools and libraries have economical access to internet services, was expanded to a total of $3.9 billion up from the previous annual budget of $2.4 billion. In addition to the increase in funded support, CIPA also made some changes to how they classify the myriad of technologies and services that are eligible for funding support.

However, what hasn’t changed is that CIPA compliance still remains a key pre-requisite to enable schools and libraries to become eligible for E-Rate funding. Additionally, filtering is required for all of an E-rate recipient’s Internet-enabled computers whether used by minors or adults. Continue reading Bloxx. Check. CIPA Compliant. Check. E-Rate funding. Check!