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5 overlooked money-saving ideas for ed tech
5 overlooked money-saving ideas for ed tech

As the chief management analyst for the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) in Bakersfield, Calif., Michelle Plumbtree has gotten up close and personal with a number of educational…


ASBO conference helps schools save money
ASBO conference helps schools save money

New technologies that can help schools save money and improve efficiency were on display during the Association for School Business Officials’ annual conference in Orlando Sept. 24-26.


APQC: Process management can improve education
APQC: Process management can improve education

An ambitious program aims to transform K-12 education outcomes by focusing on the processes through which schools strive to achieve those outcomes--and it already has led to positive results (and…


Seven proven ways to save on school budgets
Seven proven ways to save on school budgets

Despite some small signs of an economic recovery, states continue to struggle with their budgets—and districts are still finding it necessary to cut costs wherever possible. But such drastic measures…


Five ways to make smart ed-tech investments
Five ways to make smart ed-tech investments

In talking with school leaders around the country, we’ve come up with five tips for how to spend the remaining stimulus money while getting the best bang for your buck.


NYC schools to deploy free eMail, collaboration tools
NYC schools to deploy free eMail, collaboration tools

In what could be a huge sign of change in how students learn, New York City Public Schools has begun implementation of communication and collaboration software from ePals and Microsoft—education…


Schools save money with refurbished computers
Schools save money with refurbished computers

At less than half the cost of purchasing new computers, buying high-quality refurbished machines is cheaper and more efficient, some education technology directors say—and that’s a big deal with school…


Web helps boost school supply drives
Web helps boost school supply drives

Teachers spend an average of $623 on school supplies each year, according to a study sponsored by OfficeMax. To help change that, OfficeMax has teamed up with Adopt-a-Classroom, which uses…


Free online curriculum expanding to middle grades
Free online curriculum expanding to middle grades

An online instructional resource for students in grades 8-12 that has been available to schools free of charge since December 2008 soon will include content for sixth and seventh graders…


Schools turn to unified communications to save costs, boost productivity
Schools turn to unified communications to save costs, boost productivity

More schools and colleges are turning to unified communications as a way to streamline communication and save much-needed money in unpredictable economic times.


Saving school budgets in a recession

Buying from large group contracts, aligning budgets with school improvement plans, starting an educational foundation, and mastering the art of passing school bond issues were among the strategies for surviving…