Administrative/Business Tools


Texas CIO Report Calls for New Law Requiring K–12 Schools to Report All Cyber Incidents

The Texas Department of Information Resources, in its newly released Biennial Performance Report, has asked the state legislature to require Texas school districts to report cybersecurity incidents to its office within a minimum reporting timeframe.

New Report from Global Google Research Project Considers the 'Future of Education'

Google for Education has released the first report from a massive, two-year study considering the role of education in a “radically different future,” and what that might look like, focusing on big-picture themes seen as most likely to impact education and the future workforce in the coming years and decades.

Navigate360 Adds PBIS Rewards to Its Student Wellness, Safety Solutions Portfolio

Student wellness and physical safety company Navigate360 has announced its acquisition of SaaS platform PBIS Rewards to round out its K–12 programs focusing on safer school environments and strengthening academic performance through positive behavior reinforcement, interventions, and other measures.

Centegix Partners with Ident-A-Kid to Extend Security Capabilities with iVisitor Management Software

Centegix will integrate Ident-A-Kid’s IVM software, which can manage and track all school traffic, including staff, student tardiness, and visitors, who scan their driver’s licenses or other acceptable ID. The software reads the barcode information on the license and conducts and returns data searches on custody issues, sex offenders, and other banned persons across 42 states. Information can also be entered manually.

First Substitute Teacher Management Symposium Coming in January

K–12 substitute teacher management company Red Rover Technologies will hold its first substitute management one-day online symposium (SMS) on Jan. 24, 2023. Registration is free if completed on or before Dec. 15, 2022, but will cost $120 thereafter.

What's Next for 1:1 Devices: Strategies for Maximizing Purchases and Learning Outcomes

With more ed tech being underutilized than not in K-12 schools across the United States, an education researcher from Logitech offers methods for evaluating ed tech hardware tools and strategies for using them after purchase, paving the way for better returns on ed tech spending and more positive impacts on student achievements.

NSTA Teacher Awards, with $60K in Prizes, Accepting Nominations till Dec. 21, 2022

The National Science Teaching Association is accepting nominations through Dec. 21, 2022, for its annual teacher awards, with grant prizes totaling over $60,000. The awards recognize informal and classroom educators, researchers, new teachers, longtime teachers, and more.

7 Questions About Branching Minds MTSS Platform with CEO Maya Gat

For the 7 Questions Ed Tech Explainer series, Branching Minds CEO Maya Gat explains how its Multi-Tiered System of Supports solution works, how it impacts teachers, administrators, students, and learning outcomes, and how it incorporates a school district's existing data to help teachers equitably and efficiently differentiate instruction and ensure it's helping students catch up.

SXSW EDU Unveils First Half of Lineup for 2023; Emphases Include Diversity, Equity, Student Agency, Teacher Retention

SXSW EDU has unveiled nearly half of the lineup for the 2023 event scheduled for March 6–9, 2023, in Austin, featuring topics considered the most pressing in education, the organization said, after more than 1,200 proposals were whittled down by conference organizers and voting through PanelPicker.

New Guide Offers Tips, Case Studies on How to Choose High-Quality Online Teaching, Learning Solutions

As the pandemic’s negative impacts on learning outcomes continues to make headlines in K–12 education and as leaders consider what works and what doesn’t, a new guide from VHS Learning offers research-based help in selecting online learning solutions.

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