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InfoSnap honored as inaugural Pearson award winner

InfoSnap, a provider of cloud-based registration management solutions, is the winner of Pearson’s inaugural Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Integration Excellence Award. Chosen from the more than 100 technology companies in Pearson’s ISV program, InfoSnap is honored for its work collaborating with Pearson to develop application programming interface (API) tools for integrating its student information system, PowerSchool, with other software applications, creating cost-effective and efficient approaches for school districts. Pearson Vice President, Oliver Wreford, who oversees the ISV program, said, “Our partner program includes more than 100 world-class education technology companies that we collaborate with to support K-12 school districts. InfoSnap exemplifies our...

IT Management
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DCPS implements Follett’s Aspen SIS

The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) system has selected Follett and its Aspen solution to help the 47,000-student district capture, report, manage and analyze its student data,…

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Gaming, coding top students’ ed tech wish lists

Access to high-speed internet is among middle and high school students' top technology preferences, according to a CompTIA national survey of students and educators Fifty-six percent of surveyed students…

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Common Core, BYOD, assessments among districts’ budget priorities

An annual report based on two large-scale surveys of education decision-makers reveals that school technology budgets are growing stronger, school leaders are seeking Common Core-aligned instructional materials, and…

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Idaho broadband audit reveals troubling facts

More than half of the equipment provided by the Idaho Education Network’s school broadband program isn’t being used, an audit shows. And though about 85,000 students in 217 high…

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5 essential tech checks for 2015

It’s hard to believe, but 2015 is already upon us. For technology directors and IT personnel, that means a whole new year of fires to put out, devices…

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These 6 questions determine if you’re technology rich, innovation poor

Think your school is innovative with tech? Answer these 6 questions and prepare to reassess At the start of a webinar I recently conducted for school leaders, I…

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Lack of home internet access hinders students with school-provided iPads

Replacing some Hamilton County students' textbooks with iPads was a move intended to boost faltering public education performance. Tablets were more engaging that their printed predecessors, and they opened…

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Minnesota schools hit glitches with online testing

Minnesota's $38 million contract with Pearson for online proficiency testing is just a few months old, but it already has technology staff in many schools scrambling to ensure…

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District opts for data visualization platform to support decision making

Administrators at Lake Oswego School District selected GuideK12’s cloud-based solution to enable district analysis and strategic planning with a geographic perspective. The team from Lake Oswego School District…

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How using technology can keep parents in the loop

Six years ago most of Maine Township High School District 207’s parent communication efforts were one-way in nature. According to Hank Thiele, assistant superintendent of technology and learning,…

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Mac to School

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Districts across the nation are facing a dilemma: How can you keep up with the changing landscape of expensive educational technology when budgets are tighter than ever? The…

Transforming Today’s Math Education

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Math can be a challenging subject for many middle and high school students—and schools and districts often struggle to find ways to improve math proficiency while sustaining student…

Navigating the New E-rate

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In a series of moves that mark the biggest changes to the E-rate in its 17-year history, the Federal Communications Commission has updated the nation’s school wiring program…

Successful Tips to Accelerate English Language Learning (ELL)

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English language learners (ELLs) face many obstacles compared to native English speakers. How can educators respond to significant challenges facing schools? Here’s what you need to know…

Teaching Essential 21st Century Skills

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Today’s students need more than just instruction in the core topic areas. They also need to learn key 21st-century skills that will serve them well in a globally…