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Administrative/Business Tools


New York Charter School Implements Consolidated SIS and Financials

Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation in New York City has replaced its home-grown information system with a consolidated student information and financial system.

California District Adopts Online Registration and Payment Tools

California's San Marino Unified School District has adopted an online registration and payment system in an effort to streamline the processes.

Walking the Student Data Tightrope

"In addition to the purely legal issue, [student data privacy is] really something that school districts should look at from a PR and political perspective and to engage the right people throughout the process," according to attorney Bret Cohen.

iPad Deployments To Continue at Los Angeles District in Time for Testing

In spite of what has been classified as a "criminal investigation" at the Los Angeles Unified School District regarding its discontinued 1-to-1 iPad program, the district is plowing ahead with purchases of iPads to prepare its students for Smarter Balanced online assessments. At the same time the district will also be purchasing Google Chromebooks.

How a Mobile Principal Connects Students and Teachers at a Title I Elementary School

Delsia Malone has headed W.E. Striplin — the Gadsden, AL, school she attended as a child — since 2004. Under her leadership, the K-5, Title I school now boasts a computer lab, iPads in every classroom, MacBooks for every teacher and a 1-to-1 program for fifth-grade students.

Hutchinson Public Schools Integrates Document Management with SIS

Hutchinson Public Schools in Kansas has integrated a document management system with its student and business management systems.

The 3 Most Common Practices in School Turnaround Efforts

These three approaches are tried out by more than 96 percent of schools that have received federal School Improvement Grants (SIGs), according to a research project that is specifically studying the improvement practices adopted by low-performing schools.

SunGard Introduces 6 New Web Forms for HR Software

Software company SunGard is updating its financial and HR program, BusinessPLUS, with new forms to help districts manage a host of administrative-related tasks, such as staff travel, expenses, and vacation time.

SchoolReach Introduces Community App Creator

SchoolReach has launched its new Community App solution, which is designed to help schools create custom-branded iPhone and Android apps. Customized apps can include modules such as school calendars, staff directories, homework info, lunch menus and social media accounts.

SchoolCircle Launches Free App for Teacher-Parent Communications

SchoolCircle is a new, free Web app for teachers and parents designed to facilitate communication and event coordination.

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