The most efficient school districts are those that leverage the technology tools available to them to improve teaching, learning, and internal processes.

Easier said than done, however, when district leaders grapple with teacher turnover and shortages, changing policies and mandates, and funding cuts.

So how do efficient districts focus on empowering teachers to do what they do best--teach? How do school district leaders eliminate countless hours spent

The answer lies in moving beyond the traditional, and oftentimes restricting, idea of the the "book," said Michael Gorman, president of consulting firm 21st Century Educational Technology and Learning.

"Today, so many districts say books are great,...

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