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International Education Survey: How the U.S. Stacks Up
What are the top priorities for schools, and how do those priorities differ between U.S. educators and their counterparts in other countries?  To find out, researchers interviewed 1100 educators and IT professionals in 14 countries.   More

Bridging the Gaps: Visit Virtual Forum for Education Leaders to Hear What’s Working
Dedicated educators around the world are creatively bridging gaps in teaching and learning to reach all students and improve outcomes. What if we could get them together in one place? From now through September 2011, you can hear from your peers from around the world, at no cost.

Beyond the Virtualized Data Center

Mooresville Graded Schools, North Carolina: Technology Lifts Student Achievement Across an Entire District
Can shifting from textbooks to laptops really change outcomes? It did in the Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina. In 2007, the district launched its Digital Conversion Initiative (DCI), a student-centric computing program giving every student in grades 412 a laptop. Test scores climbed significantly.

Beyond the Virtualized Data Center

The Massive Workforce Shift: Bridging the Gap Between Millennials and Boomers
As 80 million Baby Boomers shift into retirement, 80 million Millennials (born 1980-95) take center stage as our next-generation workforce. This new cohort brings a different mindset, with expectations for a different work environment, than the one known and loved by Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, and Gen Xers.
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Join the Connected Learning Exchange
Educators everywhere are effectively bridging gaps in teaching and learning. That’s why Cisco is pleased to invite you to be part of the Connected Learning Exchange (CLX), a new global community of educators from schools, colleges and universities who are working together to share best practices and practical solutions that can dramatically improve education everywhere.

1% Budget Optimizer Financing for US Public Sector Customers
Get more from your budgets with special financing from Cisco Capital, available through July 30, 2011. More

When “Good Enough” Is Not Good Enough
Debunking the Myths of a “Good Enough” Network
Hundreds of Cisco customers have debated the trade-off of prioritizing the lowest price for a point product or service in their network over a strategic plan for how they architect their network infrastructure. Through interactions with many of these customers, we have analyzed various network designs and implementations.

Special Discounts for Your Year-End IT Investments
Cisco is offering special discounts and financing on select products including switching, security, wireless, TelePresence to  data center solutions.  For example, get an additional 15 percent off most Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances (Cisco ASA 5505 excluded)  when you purchase four or fewer ASAs.  Or optimize your budget with 1 percent financing from Cisco Capital.  Contact your Cisco account representative for more detail and to see if one of these special offers applies to your needs.  Act now before it’s too late.  Some offers expire July 30, 2011.

SETDA Releases 2011 National Trends Report Show, States Leaders Leveraging Technology to Transform Teaching and Learning

National Teacher Day spotlights key issues facing profession

Webcast: Video-enabled Teaching and Learning
Join Cisco and Eastport South Manor Central School District to hear about innovative teaching methods and inspiring new technologies to engage students and bring renewed excitement to the classroom. View now.

ISTE Conference
June 26-29 Philadelphia PA
Visit Cisco at ISTE, booth #1333 to see demonstrations of the latest solutions for K-12, theater presentations, and more. Learn more.

Cisco Live 2011
Learn. Connect. Collaborate. Together.
Las Vegas, NV  July 10-14, 2011
Cisco Live, July 10-14 in Las Vegas, offers world-class education with 600 sessions, 200 Cisco partners, and networking with thousands of the brightest minds in IT. Register today
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