Administrative/Business Tools

What Race to the Top's School Leadership Evaluations Really Look Like

If you thought teacher evaluations were a challenge, welcome to the new federal requirements for evaluating principals and superintendents.

OpenERP 7.0 Adds Google Docs Integration, Customer Portal

OpenERP has released version 7.0 of its open source enterprise resource planning system, OpenERP. The new version incorporates a range of new modules, collaborative messaging, and integration with Google Docs, among other new features.

peerTransfer Helps Boarding Schools Handle Tuition Currency Exchange

A company that facilitates international payments for students in higher education is taking its service into the K-12 segment too.

Pennsylvania Districts Choose Skyward Finance/HR Suite

Three school districts in a Pennsylvania county have decided to adopt a business software suite from Skyward.

Idaho District Automates Timekeeping for Employees

Idaho's Meridian Joint School District (JSD) No. 2 has a new, automated way to track time and attendance for its more than 3,000 district employees.

CHG Alt Ed Adopts New Financial System To Reduce Closing Times

CHG Alternative Education, operator of Camelot Schools, has adopted a new financial system in an effort to streamline administrative data entry and reduce the time of financial close processes from 21 days to seven days.

Archdiocese of New York Schools Sign with Smart Tuition

The Archdiocese of New York Catholic School System is continuing with its regionalization program after selecting a single vendor for tuition management.

Pascagoula District Moves to Web-Based Student Information, Instructional Management Platforms

A 7,000-student district in Mississippi will be shifting its student information and learning management systems online.

24-District Utah Consortium Shifts to Commercial Fiscal Management Suite

A consortium of school districts in Utah will be adopting Alio, a set of financial and human resources applications from IT services firm Weidenhammer. The consortium, which consists of 24 school districts, formed to do a group purchase after the state announced it would no longer develop or support the free fiscal management software in use by those districts after Dec. 31, 2012.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals

Unwrapping the key attributes that transform principals into effective technology leaders in their schools and in their districts.

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