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Administrative/Business Tools


Barracuda Offers Schools Discounts on Security Products

As part of what it has deemed a "Think Cloud" promotion, Barracuda Networks is offering K-12 schools and school districts discounts on its Barracuda Backup Service and its Barracuda Web Security Flex programs.

Virginia Schools Adding Notifications to Counselor Toolkit

A Virginia district has joined several others in the state in adopting a Web-based program for helping students and families in its five high schools research career and college options.

A Signage Solution

An Ohio high school finds that the digital signage it originally installed for sports results in benefits that reach beyond its athletics program. The digital scoreboards have also had a big impact on student relations. In the five years the school has used the system, digital signage has helped to bridge the gap between athletes and student "techies," two previously often polarized groups.

Colorado District Takes Documents Digital

Adams County District 50 in Westminster, CO has had all of its financial and human resources documents and student records converted to electronic documents, a move that the district said has already saved it more than $40,000.

Harris Releases Online Registration for Reduced Cost Meals

Harris School Solutions has released EZMealApp.com, an online registration form for free and reduced cost meal applications.

Migrating Administrative Systems to the Cloud

A New Hampshire high school is migrating its administrative systems to the cloud, a move that so far has allowed it to do things that weren't previously possible for its resource-strapped IT department. Among other things, the migration has enabled Sanborn Regional HS to implement a new student information system and add new nutrition management and health records management systems.

Illinois Cloud Supports Networked Schools

Nearly 150 Illinois K-12 districts are getting into the cloud with the help of a statewide consortium of IT professionals.

2 Pennsylvania Districts Adopt SME Student Information System

Franklin Regional School District and Waynesboro Area School District, both in Pennsylvania, are moving to a new centralized student information system.

Houghton Mifflin Targets District Administration with Pinpoint Suite

School publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has begun showing an integrated education suite intended to help districts fill gaps in their administrative applications and bring together disparate data.

New York District Simplifies Emergency Contact Management

A three-school New York district has implemented an emergency notification service that provides a way for parents and guardians to fill out contact information for their children online and through mobile devices.

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