IT Infrastructure Spotlight

Spotlight on Tech Challenges Facing Schools

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As technology becomes increasingly integrated into education, school and district leaders face a myriad of challenges. In this Spotlight, learn about the importance of effective cybersecurity in schools, the most common mistakes in ed-tech, and approaches to sustainable tech leadership.

IT Management Austin CTO Kevin Schwartz Speaks: 5 Ed-Tech Problems and Solutions
The school district tech chief talks about helping educators avoid common mistakes, pumping up usage levels for ed-tech tools, getting tech and curriculum folks to talk to each other, and more.
Kevin Bushweller, October 1, 2019
4 min read
Education Funding Money, Data, Security: The Biggest Challenges Facing K-12 Tech Leaders
From budgeting on a shoestring to breaking down information silos to guarding against breaches, five school district tech leaders discuss their biggest worries.
Benjamin Herold, June 11, 2019
9 min read
Classroom Technology Ed-Tech Usage Levels Are Low: What Should Schools Do?
Evaluating how much students and teachers are using ed-tech products and services is tricky, complicated, and oftentimes confusing. But it can be done.
Alyson Klein, October 1, 2019
7 min read
Executive Skills & Strategy One Superintendent's Approach to Pragmatic, Sustainable Tech Leadership
When it comes to school technology, Superintendent Doug Brubaker emphasizes robust infrastructure, regular refresh cycles, and training. Taxpayers and teachers are buying into the practical approach.
Benjamin Herold, April 23, 2019
7 min read
Classroom Technology From Data Security to Digital Literacy: The 5 Toughest Tasks for One CTO
Rob Dickson, the executive director of information management services for the Omaha Public Schools, outlines his biggest challenges and lessons learned from this school year.
Alyson Klein, June 11, 2019
7 min read
Ed-Tech Policy 'We Just Work Our Way Around It.' CTO Challenges in a Rural District
Internet connectivity, recruiting staff, and finding partners to learn from are all big challenges for an ed-tech leader in a district off the coast of Alaska.
Alyson Klein, January 2, 2020
4 min read
Education Opinion Four Keys to a Modern IT Approach in K-12 Schools
Here are four ways that school district IT departments can adopt a more mature and modern approach that will allow them to be more successful, despite having limited resources.
Matthew Lynch, October 2, 2018
4 min read