Administrative/Business Tools

ParentSquare Launches Newsletter-Building Tool at No Extra Charge

K-12 communication platform ParentSquare has launched a new solution that helps educators build newsletters with no HTML skills required, free to all registered ParentSquare users.

Illinois District Taps into Free Tutoring Resources

Grayville Community School District 1 in Illinois has partnered with Varsity Tutors for Schools, a Nerdy company, to provide its live online tutoring platform to the district, students, and families at no cost.

Scribbles Software Announces Updates to Speed Student Records Processing

Scribbles Software has expanded the capabilities of its ScribOrder online records processing and payment system with two new options: ScribOrder Starter and ScribOrder Essentials.

Survey: Top 3 Critical Trends for Schools in 2024

School administration software company Frontline Education's Research and Learning Institute has released its first "K–12 Lens: A Survey Report from Frontline Education" on current and emerging trends impacting school districts across the U.S.

West Ada School District Selects Skyward ERP

West Ada School District (WASD) in Meridian, ID, has selected school administration software provider Skyward's Qmlativ School Business Suite as its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform.

Campus Clinic Rolls Out Operations and Revenue Suite to Streamline California Fee Schedule and Mental Health Services Access

Nonprofit K–12 health services provider Campus Clinic has debuted its Operations and Revenue Suite (ORS) to streamline California's Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI) Fee Schedule for schools, districts, and county education offices.

Institutions Working to Help Streamline Admissions Process for Underserved Students

Education equity organization Lumina Foundation has awarded grants to seven higher learning institutions or agencies as part of its "Great Admissions Redesign" challenge. The grants will help fund initiatives that seek to "reduce barriers to admission and promote inclusivity."

Santa Barbara Unified School District Gains Tech-Enabled Transportation Safety Features with New School Bus Contract

Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) has awarded a five-year, $30 million contract for school bus service to the Zūm school transportation company.

Building Consistent Communication for Student Success

At San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District in Central Texas, transparency and communication are critical to student success. We spoke with the district's chief of communications and technology about how how consistent communication between educators and families builds relationships, trust, and a foundation of student support.

Malwarebytes Unveils ThreatDown K–12 Bundle, a Unified Cybersecurity Solution for Schools

Cybersecurity software and services vendor Malwarebytes has launched a new unified solution for school districts called ThreatDown K–12 Bundle that is more cost-effective than piecemeal solutions, the company said in a news release.