10 Questions To Ask When Buying a Student Information System

April 28, 2016

Choosing a new student information system (SIS) is a big decision and not one that should be made lightly. Every state has some unique challenges when it comes to student information, but there are universal questions that you should be asking.

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Topics: Resources, eschoolplus, infographic, CTO

Lead without Limits Wisdom from Katy ISD: Five Keys to Visionary Initiatives

January 14, 2016

When the leadership of Katy Independent School District wanted to improve the use of analytics to support informed decision making, they charged the district’s Business Development Department with envisioning and launching an initiative that would transform teaching and learning.

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Topics: Texas, eschoolplus, Lead without Limits Awards, Best Practices, Katy ISD

RPS 205 Launches eSchoolPLUS Standards-Based Gradebook to Create Greater Transparency, Closer Connection with Parents and Guardians

November 16, 2015

To support students in developing higher-order thinking skills and to redefine learning not just as what students know but what they can do with what they know, Rockford Public Schools (RPS) 205 implemented a standards-based grading system in its 28 elementary schools. Five years after the launch of this initiative, RPS 205’s Board of Education mandated the district move forward with implementing the eSchoolPLUS Home Access Center portal for sharing student data with families.

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Topics: eschoolplus, Best Practices, Illinois, Rockford Public Schools 205

Choosing a Student Information System

September 23, 2015
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Topics: Resources, student information system, eschoolplus

Lead without Limits Wisdom: Four Best Practices for Software Implementations

September 22, 2015

Janice O’Brien is a software support specialist on Rockford Public Schools 205’s Information Technology team. In collaboration with the district’s executive director of learning, O’Brien supported the implementation of a standards-based gradebook in the district’s 28 elementary schools. Reflecting on that and other major initiatives, she advised districts to consider the following best practices to enhance the success of their efforts:

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Topics: eschoolplus, Lead without Limits Awards, Best Practices, EdTech News and Info, Illinois, Rockford Public Schools 205

Lead without Limits Wisdom: Taking One Step at a Time is Vital to EdTech Innovation

September 22, 2015

Donna Steele has spent much of the past 21 years supporting the Northwest Independent School District’s (ISD’s) counseling staff as a member of the Student Data Services team. On the eve of her retirement from the district, she looked back on her career with gratitude and humility, noting that her collaboration with district staff was the highlight of her many years at Northwest ISD.

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Topics: Texas, eschoolplus, Lead without Limits Awards, Best Practices, Northwest ISD, EdTech News and Info

District Administration Product Showcase about eSchoolPLUS 4.0

September 2, 2015

The next-generation student information system, eSchoolPLUS 4.0 is a forward-thinking solution for student information management that helps educators directly and positively impact student achievement. This release amplifies SunGard K-12 Education’s award-winning student information system with a smart user interface and a variety of features that promote collaboration.

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Topics: eschoolplus

Greater Latrobe School District Launches eSchoolPLUS Family App as Latest Technology Initiative

January 7, 2015

Long at the forefront of the use of technology to advance teaching and learning, Greater Latrobe School District, Pa., became one of the first school districts in the nation to roll out the eSchoolPLUS Family App.

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Topics: eschoolplus, efinanceplus, e-rate, eSchoolPLUS Family App, Home Access Center, performanceplus

Electronically Engaging Parents in Education

December 12, 2014

In recent decades, technology has transformed the education process, both in the classroom and in students’ homes. There is growing evidence that student achievement, technology access, and parental involvement are all interrelated. In the future, technology will continue to play an important role in strengthening the link between teachers, students, and parents.

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Topics: eschoolplus, eSchoolPLUS Admin Mobile App, mobile app, eSchoolPLUS Family App, Home Access Center

SNUG 2014: Northside ISD, Texas, Presents Business Case for District Course Catalogs

November 20, 2014

During this week before Thanksgiving, SunGard K-12 Education is taking a look back at our user conference and celebrating our customers and their remarkable efforts to help students achieve. We are grateful for their dedication and their continued confidence in SunGard K-12 and our software.

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Topics: eschoolplus, SNUG