News, Trends, and Solutions for K-12 Education

Welcome to the Winter 2010 edition of the Cisco Newsletter for K-12 Education.

In this issue, you will learn how collaboration technology is improving administrative and academic performance, and how Cisco IP telephony can help enhance school communications and stretch your district’s budget. Subscribe Now >>

  The New Collaboration Experience: Welcome to the Human NetworkThe New Collaboration Experience:
Welcome to the Human Network

Over the last decade, school districts have been automating processes, such as HR management, payroll, and student information tracking, to increase administrative efficiency. The next frontier
is to improve experiences involving people, within a school, between schools, and with parents.

Case Study: California School System Implements 21st Century Learning Tools

Fontana USD is augmenting their traditional brick-and-mortar facilities with tools that enable increased collaboration, professional development, and remote classroom instruction in an unprecedented manner. Read more >>


From PBX to IP Telephony: Advantages for Schools

School districts looking for creative ways to thrive despite diminished budgets are finding a surprisingly simple tactic. Replacing each school’s private branch exchange (PBX) systems with a centralized IP telephony system reduces costs every month and also has a strong impact on administrative efficiency, safety and security, and home-school communications. Read more >>

  Webcast: Improving School Communications

Thursday, January 28, 11 a.m. PT
In today’s 21st century learning environment, the ability to communicate the right information to the right people at the right time is essential. In this webcast, you’ll learn how the award-winning Los Alamitos Unified School District in California addressed the challenges of school communication with a centralized district-wide notification system.

Register today to discover how your district can reduce operating costs and maintenance cycles with an automated, paperless system.


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February 8–12, 2010
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February 21–24, 2010
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