EdTech: Focus on K-12 explores technology and education issues that IT leaders and educators face when they’re evaluating and implementing a solution. EdTech: Focus on K-12 is published by CDW which is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill.

CDW is a leading multibrand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company with multinational capabilities, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 8,900 coworkers. For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2018, the company generated net sales of approximately $16 billion. For more information about CDW, please visit www.CDW.com.

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About the Team

Ryan Petersen
Editor in Chief | Email
About: Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 18 years, with the last 12 covering a variety of bases for CDW’s family of tech magazines. As Editor in Chief, he works on developing editorial strategy and is always on the lookout for new writing talent and sharing great stories with the IT world. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports and Cubs baseball.
Vanessa Roberts
Editorial Director | Email
About: Vanessa has worked on the magazine since April 2005. Previously, she spent 18 years at Government Computer News, as managing editor, news editor and writer. In her former spare time, before her family-of-four years, she liked to read a book in one or two sittings and dive wrecks along the Carolina shores and reefs around any Caribbean island.
Tara E. Buck
Executive Editor | Email
About: Tara has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 13 years. She was the special publications editor at The Daily Record in Baltimore, which published a variety of legal- and business-focused supplements in addition to higher education and consumer guides. In her downtime, Tara enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband.
Jena Passut
Managing Editor | Email
About: Jena Passut is a veteran journalist, who started her reporting and editing career in newspapers before making the switch to association and B2B publishing. She currently serves as managing editor of EdTech: Focus on K–12. In her spare time, Jena enjoys exploring with her husband and two young sons and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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Art Directors

Kevin Hambel
David Vogin
Lance Pettiford

Copy Editors

Allison Leopold
Ellen Wu

Project Managers

Hanorah Srihari
Macy Kinde

Photo Editor

Sara Elder

Circulation

Eugene Lee

Ad Design & Production

Tina McCartney
Tom Crawford

Marketing

Liz White
Mark Pazdan

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Vice President, K–12 Education

David Hutchins

Editorial Calendar

Read the editorial calendar for the quarterly print magazine.

Q1-19

Themes
Transforming the Customer Experience
Mobility
Managed Services
Managing Risk
Data Center
Trending
Speed Up PC Deployment
E-Gaming
Using Professional Services
Rethinking Your Data Center
Data Loss Prevention
E-Rate Update: Using Category 1 Funding
Professional Development on a Local Level
2019 Ed Tech Trends
Tech to Watch
Modern learning environments
Anti-malware
End of Support for Windows 7
5G
3D Printing
Events
FETC (January)
TCEA (February)
ICE (February)
50 Must-Read K–12 Bloggers list (March)

Q2-19

Themes
Internet of Things
Changing the Way Users Work
Digital Transformation
Managing Risk
Networking
Trending
Cut Data Center Costs with PDUs
Hyperconvergence
Interoperability
Software-Defined Networking
Tech to Watch
AI
Network Surveillance Cameras
Software Asset Management
Hybrid Cloud
Events
CoSN (April)
ISTE (June)
Prepping for summer upgrades and IT initiatives
Graduation/End of the School Year (May/June)
Summertime — Preparing for Back to School

Q3-19

Themes
Managing Risk
Collaboration
Cloud
Data Center
Classroom
Networking
Trending
Identity and Access Management
Configuring and Managing Windows 10
Take on Student Hackers
Tech to Watch
Flash Storage
Infrastructure as a Service
Drones and Virtual Reality
Using VR/AR in the Classroom
Network Access Controls
Events
Back-to-school

Q4-19

Themes
Upgrading and Preparing for the Future
Networking
Security
Digital Transformation
Workflow Automation
Trending
Blended Learning Tools
Emerging Technologies in K–12 Education
Endpoint Security Solutions
Data-driven decision making
2019 Tech Year in Review/2020 Top K–12 Tech Trends on the Horizon
Tech to Watch
Physical Security Solutions
CAD/CAM Software
Server Virtualization
Interactive Whiteboards
Events
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October)
Apr 25 2014