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Administrative/Business Tools


New Attendance Kiosks Check In 40+ Students Per Minute

At this year’s InfoComm 2014, Shuttle Computer Group and ScholarChip have released a new portable attendance kiosk, designed to check in more than 40 students per minute via contactless ID cards waved nearby.

Predictive Analytics in K-12: Advantages, Limitations & Implementation

Predictive analytics is growing rapidly in popularity among school district leaders. K-12 school districts are collaborating with universities and businesses at an accelerating pace, using advanced analytics to create innovative new models and tools to advance students' performance.

Wasp Intros Asset Tracking for Education

Wasp Barcode Technologies today introduced MobileAsset v7 and MobileAsset.EDU, two fixed-asset tracking solutions that allow IT departments and education institutions to manage items such as software, furniture, media equipment, and more.

Can Technology Predict Teacher Success?

Busy districts are turning to technological solutions to help them vet and select applicants for teaching positions

Pennsylvania District Saves $50,000 Annually with E-Payments

Pennsylvania's Downingtown Area School District has adopted an electronic payment system in an effort to streamline processes and reduce costs.

Report on Superintendent Salaries Reveals Disparity Between Pay for Men and Women

A new report from AASA disclosed public school district superintendent salaries for the current school year, in the process revealing some significant disparities in maximum base pay between male and female administrators.

Teacher Evaluations: Principals Need More Support for Effective Implementation

Teacher evaluation systems are being foisted on administrators without the preparation, tools or support needed to make the systems serve their theoretical purpose — improvements in the practice of teaching. "If we expect teacher evaluation to lead to improved instruction and learning in schools, we must provide the tools, resources and knowledge that principals need to implement successful teacher evaluation models," according to Gail Connelly, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Florida Catholic Schools Adopts Tuition Management Tools

Catholic schools in Florida will be using a new application for billing and collection of tuition.

5 Best Practices of Tech-Leading Superintendents

Members of the League of Innovative Schools share the secrets of their success in implementing and maintaining tech initiatives.

6 Tips for Smart IT in 2014

From building robust networks to collaborating with other departments to fund new projects, here's what you need to do to keep innovating in the new year.

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