Administrative/Business Tools


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."

Schoolzilla Acquired by Renaissance

Renaissance, the ed tech company that produces Star Assessments, Accelerated Reader and MyOn, among other assessment and learning tools, has acquired Schoolzilla. Schoolzilla offers data-driven dashboards on everything from grades to attendance, with the aim of providing actionable data.

Google Adds Analytics Tool to Track G Suite Usage

Google is introducing a new analytics offering that allows G Suite for Education administrators to get insights into how different Google solutions are being utilized within their organizations.

Google Adds Data to College Search

Google is making improvements to its college search feature to provide students with more detailed information on their college options.

NewSchools Offers Funding to New Innovative Schools and Diverse Leader Projects

NewSchools Venture Fund said it would invest up to $200,000 to help open innovative public schools and between $100,000 and $200,000 for programs focused on growing, advancing and supporting Black and Latinx leadership in education. The total fund is $8 million.

Report Offers Remedies for Principal Turnover

Nearly one in five principals — 18 percent — in public schools leave their positions year over year, and that rate is even higher in high-poverty schools — 21 percent.

$10,000 Prize Available for Parent-Teacher Communication

Parent engagement app Bloomz is offering $10,000 to one school's parent-teacher association as part of the company's Spring Cleaning giveaway.

Abl Acquires School by Design

Technology and consulting firm School by Design has been acquired by Abl, a developer of school scheduling software.

How to Promote Parent-Teacher Engagement

A new study finds the lack of information sharing between parents and teachers can serve as a barrier to student success.

Report: Career Planning Needs to Start in Middle School

Should career readiness be the first priority of American education, beginning in middle school? And could a focus on that lead to greater equity in the workforce? Those are a couple of the beliefs at the heart of a new whitepaper produced by a coalition of representatives from government, industry, education and nonprofits.

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