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Administrative/Business Tools


Registration Gateway Adds Geovisual Tools from GuideK12

SRC Solutions will integrate GuideK12's geovisual analytics technology into its Registration Gateway online enrollment tool in an effort to further streamline student enrollment for parents.

Cooperative Purchasing: 3 Benefits of Strength in Numbers

For K-12 ed tech leaders, budgets are chronically tight. One way to make the most of your available funds is to let the strength in numbers work for you by joining a buying network.

Google Sheets: Using Custom Formulas in Conditional Formatting

This week's tutorial covers a number functions in Google's Spreadsheet app, Google Sheets. Here we take a practical look at using weekdays in calculations, introduce "if" statements and learn how to refer dynamically to the contents of a current cell.

Lake County School District Saves $1 Million, Adds a Week of Instruction Time by Adjusting Bells

Lake County enlisted the help of Amplify School by Design (SxD), a software and consulting service designed to increase school efficiency and quality, which determined that the district could add instructional time by shifting the first and last bells of the day.

Tucson District Uses Geovisual Analytics To Ease Budget Cuts

After a failed override election, the Sunnyside District used a geovisual analytics tool to determine and explain boundary changes and school closures.

Common Core Contracts Pick Up Steam, Focus on Teaching Materials and PD

Districts in some states aren't exactly going hog-wild spending money on their Common Core-related activities. A recent study has found that the bulk of the contract bids related to Common Core work put out in the last couple years were generated by districts in 11 of the 45 states that were committed to implementation of the state standards. The high-rollers were California and New York.

Birmingham District Saves Parents Time With New Registration System

The school district in Birmingham, AL introduced a new registration process this year that will save money, avoid legal problems and, most importantly, save parents and staff members time.

Ohio School District Achieves 90-Percent Parent Participation in Online Registration

In its second year with an InfoSnap cloud-based registration system, Fairview Park City Schools have reduced their paperwork load and started the school year better prepared to help students.

Palm Beach County SD Deploys Procurement Software

Palm Beach County School District has launched a new procurement solution as part of the school district's New Marketplace initiative.

15 Apps Every Principal Should Have

Whether fostering collaboration, easing communication or tracking Common Core, these mission-critical apps keep today’s principals connected with their colleagues, students and parents.

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