The AWS Cloud frees schools and districts from the distractions of managing infrastructure, reduces risk, and improves digital equity so they can focus on students. With the AWS Cloud, schools and districts can access industry-shaping technology at an affordable cost, no matter the scale. From back-end data management to virtual desktops, AWS offers tools so that every student gets the attention they need to thrive.

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Fife School District is giving students equitable access to learning resources with AWS

Benefits

Security & Compliance

The AWS Cloud is built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive schools and districts. AWS complies with many national and international programs, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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Agility & Scalability

From deploying software to managing hardware, school IT staffs wear many hats. AWS allows you to quickly and easily scale up during peak times, like back to school, and scale down over breaks when your server needs are low.

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Cost Savings

As an AWS customer, you only pay for the services you use. The ability to scale up and down as your traffic changes means you get the performance you need at a fraction of the cost of maintaining an expensive on-premises solution.

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Availability

When it comes to children’s education, there’s no time for downtime. At AWS, we maintain the highest levels of availability so students and teachers can consistently access applications at any time of the day or night.

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Code.org

Code.org is a nonprofit passionate about computer programming education. Each year, they offer the Hour of Code to encourage students as young as kindergarten to learn coding. With millions of students using their online solution in a single day, they needed an ultra-scalable and reliable way of educating the next-generation workforce.  Read the case study to learn how AWS helped.

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How AWS Helps K12 and Primary Education

  • Data Interoperability
  • Equitable Access
  • Secure Infrastructure
  • Data Interoperability
  • Putting data to work for students

    Using the AWS Cloud, schools and districts can get a comprehensive picture of student performance by connecting products and services so they seamlessly share data across platforms.

    Data Interoperability

    Blog: Solving Data Interoperability Challenges

    Tulsa Public Schools is using the AWS CloudFormation for Ed-Fi to leverage the compliance data they were required to collect on dropout rates to predict and design interventions for at-risk students.

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    Blog: Using AppStream to Provide Equitable Access

    Fife School District uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to deliver specialty software programs to students. With Amazon AppStream 2.0, students are able to access applications like Adobe CC and CAD to on their Chromebooks and the district saves nearly $10,944 in lab costs per year.

    Read the blog post »

    Blog: Five Lessons for Migrating to AWS

    Southwest MiTech knew they needed to find a scalable, reliable, and secure cloud infrastructure that would collectively save them money and their IT teams countless hours of work. Here are five lessons they learned while migrating to AWS.

    Read the blog post »

    Whitepaper: AWS Security and Compliance

    We categorize assurance programs by Certifications/Attestations, Laws, Regulations, and Privacy, and Alignments/Frameworks. This Reference Guide gives an overview of these programs relevant to K12 and primary education.

    Read the whitepaper »

  • Equitable Access
  • Anytime access to learning resources

    With Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces, students and teachers can get access to any Windows application, from anywhere. Students can use specialty Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) software wherever they have an internet connection.

    Anytime access to learning resources

    Blog: Solving Data Interoperability Challenges

    Tulsa Public Schools is using the AWS CloudFormation for Ed-Fi to leverage the compliance data they were required to collect on dropout rates to predict and design interventions for at-risk students.

    Read the blog post »

    Blog: Using AppStream to Provide Equitable Access

    Fife School District uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to deliver specialty software programs to students. With Amazon AppStream 2.0, students are able to access applications like Adobe CC and CAD to on their Chromebooks and the district saves nearly $10,944 in lab costs per year.

    Read the blog post »

    Blog: Five Lessons for Migrating to AWS

    Southwest MiTech knew they needed to find a scalable, reliable, and secure cloud infrastructure that would collectively save them money and their IT teams countless hours of work. Here are five lessons they learned while migrating to AWS.

    Read the blog post »

    Whitepaper: AWS Security and Compliance

    We categorize assurance programs by Certifications/Attestations, Laws, Regulations, and Privacy, and Alignments/Frameworks. This Reference Guide gives an overview of these programs relevant to K12 and primary education.

    Read the whitepaper »

  • Secure Infrastructure
  • Robust cloud infrastructure

    From archive storage to disaster recovery, AWS has a solution to help schools address data retention requirements, make systems and applications available when needed, and recover quickly from a disaster.

     Robust cloud infrastructure

    Blog: Solving Data Interoperability Challenges

    Tulsa Public Schools is using the AWS CloudFormation for Ed-Fi to leverage the compliance data they were required to collect on dropout rates to predict and design interventions for at-risk students.

    Read the blog post »

    Blog: Using AppStream to Provide Equitable Access

    Fife School District uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to deliver specialty software programs to students. With Amazon AppStream 2.0, students are able to access applications like Adobe CC and CAD to on their Chromebooks and the district saves nearly $10,944 in lab costs per year.

    Read the blog post »

    Blog: Five Lessons for Migrating to AWS

    Southwest MiTech knew they needed to find a scalable, reliable, and secure cloud infrastructure that would collectively save them money and their IT teams countless hours of work. Here are five lessons they learned while migrating to AWS.

    Read the blog post »

    Whitepaper: AWS Security and Compliance

    We categorize assurance programs by Certifications/Attestations, Laws, Regulations, and Privacy, and Alignments/Frameworks. This Reference Guide gives an overview of these programs relevant to K12 and primary education.

    Read the whitepaper »

Our Customers

AWS is helping schools and districts around the world improve security, save money, analyze data, and provide equitable access to learning resources. Learn more »

Our K12 Partners

The AWS Partner Network features best-of-breed technology providers and consulting partners that offer schools and districts a wide variety of cloud-based solutions. Learn more »