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Administrative/Business Tools


Texas District Shifts to ERP To Control Administrative Costs

In an effort to decrease administrative costs, North East Independent School District (NEISD) of San Antonio, TX is making a move to enterprise resource planning (ERP). The already cost-conscious district cited a need to realize savings through improved operational efficiency while upgrading IT system functionality at the same time.

Netchemia Launches Web-Based Performance Evaluation System for Ed

Netchemia has released TalentEd Perform, a Web-based software platform aimed at helping school administrators with management of performance evaluations as well as compliance with legal regulations and national education mandates related to personnel.

Complete Data Warehouse 12 Gets Performance Improvements, New Standards Support

eScholar has released version 12 of its Complete Data Warehouse (CDW-PK12) information management and analysis tool.

California District Outsources Printing Management To Increase Efficiency, Save Money

Rialto Unified School District (RUSD) in California is using "print governance" to manage the workflow, budgeting, and maintenance of the district's full range of printing output devices, such as copiers and printers, to streamline its inhouse printing services and save money in the process.

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.

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