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Secrets of a Lasting EdTech Company

Cliff King walks us through four decades of grit, growth, and success in building something of enduring value for customers and a community. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero In the early years of the company, there were only a handful … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | TEC Data Platform

Billions in edtech dollars, but is the money well spent? Well, to answer the question, the Technology for Education Consortium (TEC) recently launched the TEC Data Platform, which appears to be the first online library of edtech market pricing data … Continue reading

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Unified Schools

The value of cloud communications to education. GUEST COLUMN | by Mitch Tarica Walk into any classroom or wander around any campus and you’ll find yourself immersed in a digital environment. Many students at K-12 schools have laptops, school email … Continue reading

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Data: The Key to Customized Instruction

Laying the cornerstone for the development of educational improvement at every level. THOUGHT LEADERSHIP | by Eliot Levinson and Bruce Thoren In the 1950s public education was a monopoly. Students had to attend their neighborhood schools. Education has evolved into … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Skyward Student Management Suite

More than 1900 school districts rely on Skyward’s Student Management Suite to drive a more transparent and collaborative learning environment. With Skyward’s Family and Student Access program, teachers and administrators enjoy secure communication with students and their families via a … Continue reading

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Training High School Students for High-Tech Opportunities

How districts can integrate technology to prepare students for 21st-century careers. GUEST COLUMN | by Leslie Strong “If we teach as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” Education reformer and philosopher John Dewey’s well-known declaration suggested years … Continue reading

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A District-wide Endeavor

An instructional technology coordinator on moving to a digital curriculum ecosystem. GUEST COLUMN | by Martha Barwick  Like many school districts around the nation, we are being asked to do more with less these days. Though school budgets are tighter than … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | MIDAS Education

Here’s one system where you can use one log-in to handle all of your teaching and learning needs. Call it an “EEM” (Education Enterprise Management) solution, MIDAS does not make a district’s disparate systems “talk” together; it replaces them all … Continue reading

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Streamlined and Strengthened

Five new best practices for securing student data. GUEST COLUMN | by Adam Eberle A vital responsibility of school districts is to safeguard all statistics and information they gather about their students. While that data must be kept secure to … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Paragon K12

Here’s a teacher selection instrument designed to help districts hire teachers that will have a true positive impact on student success. Using predictive modeling, Paragon K12 ranks applicants according to their statistical likelihood to positively impact student outcomes, while providing complementary … Continue reading

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Knowing Data

How schools are getting smarter about analytics. GUEST COLUMN | by Aaron Feuer The field of analytics, though well established in the corporate world, is rather new to schools. Districts don’t typically employ data scientists, and most schools track only … Continue reading

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