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Administrative/Business Tools


Contact Management System Adds Notifications to Social Networking Sites

Relatrix has released an update to its EZCommunicator online contact management platform aimed at facilitating communication between school district community members, extending the reach of notifications to popular social networking sites.

Charter School Leadership Training Offered Online

Starting in fall 2010 the University of Arizona is offering a new online program to train charter school administrators. The Tucson-based institution introduced the "Charter School Leadership Certificate" in its Educational Leadership Program, which is part of the College of Education.

How To Get Started with Open Source in K-12

Open source has proved attractive for K-12 school districts for any number of reasons, from upfront cost savings to freedom from cumbersome restrictions to the quality of the software itself. But how does a school or district get started with it? Three K-12 IT directors shared their experiences with THE Journal--the good and the bad, as well as the lessons they've learned in the process.

Skoodat Launches Cloud Based Apps for Educational Data Management

Ed tech provider Skoodat has launched a suite of cloud-based software applications aimed at making data management more efficient and less costly for schools, districts, and states.

Pearson Adds Options to PowerSchool SIS

Pearson has introduced three unique data-gathering solutions as upgrades to its PowerSchool student information system, each addressing a different method of designing approaches to improving individualized instruction and optimizing student achievement.

STI Intros School Improvement Program, New Mobile App for SIS

At the ISTE 2010 conference in Denver this week, STI, maker of the Web-based student information system (SIS) InformationNOW, launched Ready, Set, Go! (RSG!), a customized professional development program aimed at aiding overall school improvement.

Butler Tech Shifts Student Information Management

Butler Technology and Career Development Schools in Ohio is overhauling its student data system and implementing a new portal solution to tie in with its LMS.

Management Report Tool for Dynamics ERP Released

Microsoft has released a finance management reporting solution that's designed to work with its Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) products.

Alloy Navigator 6 Automates Reports, Integrates with Exchange

Alloy Software has released Alloy Navigator 6, an update to its Navigator integrated IT operations management application.

Microsoft Unveils Dynamics NAV 2009 R2

Microsoft debuted the latest version of its Dynamics NAV 2009 at Directions EMEA 2010 in Prague, noting it will be available in the fourth quarter of 2010.

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