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Administrative/Business Tools


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.

New Report Details Strategies for Managing Tight IT Budgets

Intended as a resource for district and technology leaders, a new report from the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) examines how to save money through demonstrating ROI, sustainable technology practices, and good financial leadership.

Horry County Chooses InfoSnap for Cloud-Based Student Registration

Previously, the district of 51 schools and 40,000 students had been using a different method every year for collecting student data and payments for school-related activities.

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.

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