Administrative/Business Tools


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.

Student Success Platform Adds Support for MTSS and RTI Tracking

An education technology company with a K-12 student success platform has added functionality to track and manage interventions. Panorama Education's new system of supports is part of its Panorama Student Success platform.

America's Promise YES Project Tackles Youth Unemployment

America's Promise has just launched a program called the YES Project, a national endeavor to bring young people, employers and others together to support creation of a robust youth workforce. The goal of the YES Project is to achieve full employment for people ages 16 to 24 by the year 2030.

Union Public Schools Launches Blockchain-Based Credentials

The Tulsa-based school district is the first in the U.S. to start offering digital diplomas and transcripts using Learning Machine's blockchain-based open standard for digital credentials.

Swing Ed Takes Substitute Teacher Management Service into Arizona

A company with an on-demand marketplace for substitute teachers has begun finding adoption for its service in Arizona. Swing Education has begun adding schools in the state to its customer roster, which also includes California, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

10 Emerging Trends in Analytics Every CIO Should Know About

Augmented analytics and “explainable AI” are just two changes to data and analytics technology that should have "significant disruptive potential"over operations in the next three to five years.

Canvas Practice to Help Teachers in PD

Instructure has released Canvas Practice, a video-based learning tool for use in professional development areas. The program is an addition to the Canvas learning management system, intended for use in teacher training programs.

Detroit Schools Expand Dual Enrollment Program to Cover All High Schools

Some of the pathways will lead to certification or other industry licensing for the students; others will reduce the number of credits needed for students to earn an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree.

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