Superintendent Round-up: Chronic Absenteeism

September 30, 2016

Five post Superintendent round-up. This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is chronic absenteeism.

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents

Customer Spotlight: Upper Dublin SD, PA

September 29, 2016

In this video, Peter Velocci, Coordinator of Data Quality Integration and Reporting at Upper Dublin School District in PA, discusses district success and how SunGard K-12 products and support have been a part of their seamless process. Watch our video to find out more.

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Topics: Superintendents, CTO, videos

Increasing Student Achievement by Analyzing Data - A District Success Story

September 28, 2016

Over the past five years, Tacoma Public Schools increased its graduation rate from 55% to 82%. Utilizing student data to create actionable, data-driven initiatives, Tacoma Public Schools started with eSchoolPLUS. Find out how they did it by reading the full story.

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents, CTO, District Success, Tacoma Public Schools

The Effects of Chronic Absenteeism

September 27, 2016

By: Justin McKean, SunGard K-12 Solutions Specialist

When you think of problems in our schools, what comes to mind?  Bullying?  Funding? Standardized Testing?  All of these are important and popular to discuss but one that is not talked about much and needs more attention is: Chronic Absenteeism. 

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents

Overcoming a Not So Perfect Past

September 23, 2016

By Ramiro Zuniga

Over the last three weeks, I have had the opportunity to observe two different individuals going through very different scenarios related to their job seeking activities.  The first is an individual at the start of her career.  She has recently interviewed with three different companies and has already received two job offers.  The second individual is a seasoned professional that has been interviewed by several companies and has yet to receive a single offer.

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Topics: Opinion, Ramiro Zuniga

10 Signs It's Time to Upgrade your Student Information System [Infographic]

September 22, 2016

If your district team is starting to question whether the issues you're having with your student information system are just normal growing pains or if it's time to upgrade your system. Here are the top 10 signs that it's time to upgrade your SIS.

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents, CTO, sis

The Changing Role of the District CFO

September 21, 2016

Once seen as little more than “number-crunchers,” chief financial officers are proving their value not just as budget-balancers but more importantly as top strategic thinkers and district leaders.

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Topics: Resources, CFO

The K-12 Administrator’s Guide to Professional Development 2016-17 [Free eBook]

September 20, 2016

A few weeks back, we hosted a webinar on the Future of Professional Development with our friends at District Administration.

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents, CAO, Guide, ebook

CTO Round-up: Educating on Ed Tech

September 16, 2016

Five post Chief Technology Officer round-up. This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is educating teachers on ed tech.

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Topics: Resources, CTO

Driving Parental Involvement

September 15, 2016

Collaborating with parents is becoming more important than ever, especially as technology continues to grow. Is your district looking for new ways to drive parental involvement? Watch our video to find out about a feature that could help.

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Topics: Superintendents, Parent Engagement, videos