eBook | The Business Approach to Superintendent and K-12 School Board Relationships

January 12, 2017

Many concepts that work in business can also be applied to school district management: leadership, teamwork, and building trust one interaction at a time.

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents, Best Practices, ebook

Superintendent Roundup: Reflecting on 2016

January 6, 2017

Five post Superintendent round-up. This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is reflecting on the lessons learned in 2016.

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents

8 Financial Benefits to Cloud Computing

December 20, 2016

Ongoing pressures and fiscal uncertainties continue to weigh on districts. The good news is that cloud computing has come of age, and is providing CFOs with access to computing resources and capabilities that were once out of reach. More districts are determining that cloud-based services can provide powerful and capable solutions while decreasing capital outlays and operational costs.

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Topics: Resources, "Cloud Storage", CFO

CTO Roundup: Rethinking Edtech

December 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 rethinking edtech.

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Topics: Resources, CTO, Roundup

The Authoritative Guide to Purchasing a Student Information System

December 15, 2016

It can take anywhere from 6-12 months to choose a Student Information System (SIS). The SIS purchasing process involves a lot of different ideas of what all stakeholders need. This guide is designed to help you get started.

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents, Best Practices, CFO, CTO

Redefining District ROI: Return on Value as the New Benchmark

December 8, 2016

It’s time for schools to look beyond the financials when it comes to investing in data management systems. Measuring non-fiscal returns can reveal a clearer value of the investment.

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents, Best Practices, CFO, White Paper

CFO Roundup: Making Financials Understandable

December 2, 2016

Five post Chief Financial Officer round-up. This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is making district financials understandable.

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Topics: Resources, CFO

Setting a Place for Teachers at your District's Table

December 1, 2016

 

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Put a group of K12 teachers in one room and a group of K12 administrators in another room, and ask both to list the main things that would improve the district’s performance and morale. High on both lists would probably be: better collaboration between teachers and administrators. Here is a link for a quick guide to Setting a Place for Teachers at your District's Table.

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents, Teachers

Three New Online Tools to Support EdTech Success

November 30, 2016

By Dennis Pierce

Are you prepared to support new EdTech initiatives in your school or district? Do you have a clear process in mind for choosing and evaluating new software and technologies to support your goals successfully? Are your digital learning resources fully accessible for all students?

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents, edtech, CTO

Edtech Purchasing 101 Ebook

November 28, 2016

How you find, evaluate, and choose ed-tech products for your schools is a critical factor in your students’ success—and a recent report by the Digital Promise and the Education Industry Association suggests this process leaves a lot to be desired for both educators and software providers.

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents, Best Practices, CTO, ebook