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Administrative/Business Tools


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.

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.

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.

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.

Blackboard Expands Transact Business with CardSmith Acquisition

Blackboard has acquired CardSmith, a competitor in the student debit card business.

3 Wisconsin Districts Choose Business Management Suite

Three Wisconsin school districts are shifting administration processes to software from Skyward.

SRC Solutions Launches New Platform for Student Document Management

SRC Solutions, a company that offers the Registration Gateway online enrollment program, has launched a new platform for helping schools manage student documents and communications related to compliance, retention, and risk mitigation.

Snapshot: Printers Surge in Q1

The world's hunger for hardcopies is far from abating, despite some recent slides in peripheral shipments. The worldwide printer and multifunction printer market grew by double digits in the first quarter of 2014, reaching 37.65 million units — up 32.1 percent from the same period last year.

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