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Equity & Diversity Students Embrace a Wide Range of Gender Identities. Most School Data Systems Don't
Districts like Philadelphia aren't waiting for the federal government to make their student information systems more inclusive.
Benjamin Herold, January 4, 2022
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Data Opinion How to Start Using Data to Achieve Equity for Students
Schools are awash with data but rarely do anything with it. One district started out by limiting the tools it uses.
Mackey Pendergrast & Erica Hartman , November 17, 2021
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IT Infrastructure School District Data Systems Are Messed Up. A New Coalition Wants to Help
Organizations representing states and school districts have teamed up with ISTE to help make data systems more user-friendly and secure.
Alyson Klein, June 29, 2021
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Data Gaping Holes in How States Track K-12 Spending
Flawed and outdated data systems frustrate policymakers and budget hawks alike when it comes to tracking and making the case for education funding.
Daarel Burnette II, July 15, 2019
8 min read
IT Management Q&A: How to Bolster Cybersecurity in Your Schools
Melissa Tebbenkamp, the director of instructional technology for the Raytown Quality Schools near Kansas City, says her district's biggest cybersecurity risk is "ourselves." She outlines what it takes to teach educators how to help protect schools and districts against cyberattacks.
Sean Cavanagh, April 30, 2019
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Privacy & Security 6 Steps for Preventing and Cleaning Up Cyberattacks
Learn about common-sense measures you can put in place to protect your district against a rising mix of cyber threats facing K-12 schools.
Sean Cavanagh, March 19, 2019
4 min read
Special Education N.Y.C. Shelving Troubled Special Education Data System
After investing eight years on a system that fell far short of expectations, the city is gearing up to replace or fix it.
Christina A. Samuels, March 11, 2019
4 min read
Data Kansas City Data-Sharing Effort Showcases Ballmer Group's Strategy
A $59 million investment in software developer Social Solutions aims to ease the flow of data among schools and social service providers.
Benjamin Herold, March 4, 2019
7 min read
Special Report Unchaining Digital Data
This Education Week examination of school districts’ pursuit of “interoperability” is the first of three special reports focused on the needs of K-12 district technology leaders, including chief technology officers.
November 28, 2018
Third grade teacher William Calarese helps Luis Diaz during class at Gregory Heights Elementary School in Highline Public Schools, near Seattle. District officials hope that greater data interoperability will allow for robust profiles of educators and students that can help improve teaching and learning.
Third grade teacher William Calarese helps Luis Diaz during class at Gregory Heights Elementary School in Highline Public Schools, near Seattle. District officials hope that greater data interoperability will allow for robust profiles of educators and students that can help improve teaching and learning.
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IT Management Even for Districts Leading Interoperability Push, Journey Is Just Beginning
The Highline Public school system, outside Seattle, is at the forefront of an effort to integrate multiple K-12 data systems. But even in the forward-thinking Washington state district, big questions lie ahead.
Benjamin Herold, October 30, 2018
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IT Management Lack of Clear Standards, and Money, Trips Up District Tech Leaders on Interoperability
Confusion about standards, budget constraints, and poor tagging of digital content scuttles K-12 efforts to move toward data interoperability, according to a survey of K-12 chief technology officers by the Consortium for School Networking, in partnership with the Education Week Research Center.
Holly Kurtz, October 30, 2018
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