Administrative/Business Tools


Four Key Considerations for Selecting School Security Technology

A security technology executive offers insights for K-12 leaders considering security technology solutions and says schools must make such decisions the way they would with any other business function — that is, they should factor in people, process, and technology or PPT, and must first understand the specific problem that they are trying to address.

Discovery Education Unveils Updated User Experience, Adds CBE Microlearning Channel, Doubles Quiz Library

K–12 learning platform Discovery Education this week unveiled a new layout and look for both teachers and students, doubled the size of its ready-to-use quiz library, improved search filters, added an Explore page with personalized content recommendations, and launched new professional microlearning focused on competency-based education with content partner Marzano Academies.

Gap Between Students' Aptitudes and Their Career Interests Focus of New Report

U.S. students’ aptitudes far outweigh their interest in career clusters where significant job growth is forecast, revealing an exposure gap that will continue impacting the workforce as a skills gap unless schools can better help students find their “why” and then draw connections to related career options, according to a new study from student aptitude and career guidance platform YouScience.

RedCritter Launches CritterCoin, First K-12 Rewards System to Leverage NFTs

Digital achievements-and-rewards system RedCritter has launched a new platform called CritterCoin where schools can build their own free system to implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports with points, rewards in the form of digital coins and non-fungible tokens, and a school-specific rewards store.

How One District Used Tech to Address Sinking Reading Scores & Overhaul Its Literacy PD

A literacy and intervention director at a California district with a serious literacy issue — only 16% of its 22,000 students in TK–12 were reading at or above grade level districtwide — explains how they used technology to overhaul the district's literacy professional development program and address access and equity problems.

Insurance Provider United Educators Offers Premium Credit To Schools Completing JED Mental Health Support Program

United Educators, a member-owned insurance and risk management provider for K–12 schools and higher ed institutions, has partnered with suicide prevention nonprofit The Jed Foundation to offer a premium credit to schools that successfully complete a JED program that helps schools better support students’ mental health and well-being.

Tyler Technologies Partners with Infinite Campus for Student Information Solutions

ERP technology provider Tyler Technologies today announced that through a new partnership with Infinite Campus, schools using Tyler’s student information solution will be transitioned to Infinite Campus’ SIS platform, and Infinite Campus clients will have access to Tyler’s ERP and student transportation solutions, according to a news release.

How Better Communication with Parents, Students Boosts School Safety & Improves Incident Responses

An expert in school safety solutions explains that K-12 administrators must communicate openly and often with students, staff, and families as they prepare a thorough crisis-response plan — and better communication will enable schools to effectively execute preparation, response, and recovery — before, during and after an emergency.

An Administrator's Guide to Optimizing School Business Processes Using the Cloud

An expert viewpoint piece lays out the benefits of using the cloud to manage school processes and office business, and a roadmap to optimizing school business processes for K–12 school administrators.

ParentSquare Releases Back-To-School Guide for Better School-Home Communications

As K–12 educators and school leaders prepare for the start of the 2022–23 school year, unified communications provider ParentSquare has released a Back-to-School Checklist for Successful School-Home Communications, a free guide to help administrators and district communication leaders to revisit and improve their parent-home communications, according to a news release.

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