Administrative/Business Tools

PowerSchool Launches Centralized Human Resources System

Ed tech developer PowerSchool has unveiled its new Unified Talent Human Resources Management System, a tool designed to centralize K–12 HR management and provide tracking and direct access to HR data and functions.

The Changing Face of Cyber Insurance in K–12

If you're relying on an insurance policy to rescue you in the event of ransomware or a data breach, it's time to rethink your cybersecurity strategy.

Alma Upgrades SIS with Multilingual Portals, App Center and More

A company that produces an integrated student information system and learning management system has updated the platform's functionality to address new needs in K-12.

ALAS Creates Leadership Academy for Women Superintendents

Applications are now open for a new leadership academy being offered through the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).

Texas CC Tests VR to Help Middle Schoolers Explore Careers

A Texas community college turned to virtual reality to help middle schoolers in the region figure out what careers they should declare for themselves as they enter high school, as well as to promote career and technical education (CTE).

A Day in the Life of an Assistant Superintendent During Distance Learning

Here’s how a district leader stays connected with her community, her students and herself.

Guide Lays Road to School Reopenings

The National Labor Management Partnership Coalition, a loose group of education organizations, has issued a short report to help schools plan their reopening in the fall. The seven-page guide advised the use of a "collaboration matrix" involving administrators, district staff and teachers and community members for decision-making.

NEA Predicts 20 Percent Decline in Education Workforce

The largest labor union in the country, the National Education Association, has estimated that the United States could lose 1.9 million education jobs unless Congress delivers additional funding for states and localities to bolster support for schools.

Black, Female Assistant Principals Face Higher Climb to Principalship

A new study has found that black and female assistant principals are "systematically delayed" and denied promotion to principal, compared to their white or male counterparts, despite having equivalent qualifications and more experience on average. The findings were published in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed, open access journal of the American Educational Research Association.

School Superintendents to Ed Tech: 'Please Stop'

During a period when school system leaders are focused on making sure students get enough food and have the equipment and access they need for remote learning and are trying to figure out plans for the fall, what's not helping, they said, was a "flood of sales calls from technology vendors offering to help."