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Administrative/Business Tools


Hutchinson Public Schools Integrates Document Management with SIS

Hutchinson Public Schools in Kansas has integrated a document management system with its student and business management systems.

The 3 Most Common Practices in School Turnaround Efforts

These three approaches are tried out by more than 96 percent of schools that have received federal School Improvement Grants (SIGs), according to a research project that is specifically studying the improvement practices adopted by low-performing schools.

SunGard Introduces 6 New Web Forms for HR Software

Software company SunGard is updating its financial and HR program, BusinessPLUS, with new forms to help districts manage a host of administrative-related tasks, such as staff travel, expenses, and vacation time.

SchoolReach Introduces Community App Creator

SchoolReach has launched its new Community App solution, which is designed to help schools create custom-branded iPhone and Android apps. Customized apps can include modules such as school calendars, staff directories, homework info, lunch menus and social media accounts.

SchoolCircle Launches Free App for Teacher-Parent Communications

SchoolCircle is a new, free Web app for teachers and parents designed to facilitate communication and event coordination.

Federal Grants Target Leadership in 'Low-Performing' Schools

The United States federal government is making a push to train, place and retain competent leaders in an effort to turn around some of the country's lowest-performing schools.

Registration Gateway Adds Geovisual Tools from GuideK12

SRC Solutions will integrate GuideK12's geovisual analytics technology into its Registration Gateway online enrollment tool in an effort to further streamline student enrollment for parents.

Cooperative Purchasing: 3 Benefits of Strength in Numbers

For K-12 ed tech leaders, budgets are chronically tight. One way to make the most of your available funds is to let the strength in numbers work for you by joining a buying network.

Google Sheets: Using Custom Formulas in Conditional Formatting

This week's tutorial covers a number functions in Google's Spreadsheet app, Google Sheets. Here we take a practical look at using weekdays in calculations, introduce "if" statements and learn how to refer dynamically to the contents of a current cell.

Lake County School District Saves $1 Million, Adds a Week of Instruction Time by Adjusting Bells

Lake County enlisted the help of Amplify School by Design (SxD), a software and consulting service designed to increase school efficiency and quality, which determined that the district could add instructional time by shifting the first and last bells of the day.

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