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For those districts that haverobust Internet connectionsand the ability to refresh theircomputers every three years,the (PARCC) guidelines willprobably not cause you alarm.
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For those districts that have robust Internet connections and the ability to refresh their computers every three years, the (PARCC) guidelines will probably not cause you alarm. However, most districts don’t have this luxury and have been very creative over the years with extending the life of their hardware. —Jon Castelhano, CIO Advisor

These new entrepreneurs have mostly good intentions (beyond making $$) to help improve the education landscape, but if not done right it could become very frustrating. —Steve Smith, CIO Advisor

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