Recent readership studies show that DA magazine plays an essential role in informing high-level school administrators about a wide array of topical issues. In each issue, we cover current trends and pressing issues in K12 education, along with emerging technologies, leadership issues and management strategies. We have worked closely with the ed tech industry and education trailblazers to deliver in-depth and unbiased coverage of cutting edge technology that you need to be informed about in order to continually improve student achievement and administrative effi ciencies.
As technology has come to play a larger role in school districts, superintendents, business officials, curriculum directors and other senior district leaders are increasingly informing and influencing strategic decisions in how best to use technology across the district in both academic applications and district operations. Because of that, in this issue, we're launching the first section of a topic we've covered for years, but not through formal identification: District CIO. In the pages of our magazine, on a monthly basis, District CIO will cover issues of special interest to all senior district-level executives from a CIO perspective. In early 2012, we'll extend District CIO online, with a resource center on DistrictAdministration.com, enewsletters, and a series of distinguished lecture Web seminars.
In District CIO this month, among other topics, we offer input from industry experts and district leaders about the realities and challenges of cloud computing, including its impact on student computing. Given the advent of cloud computing, student-owned mobile devices and the software-as-a-service model, we ask, how much computing power and hardware do students really need today?
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