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IT Infrastructure & Management How Schools Can Avoid Wasting Money on Technology
A district leader shares ways to ensure ed-tech tools are worth the investment.
Lauraine Langreo, June 28, 2023
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School & District Management Districts Try New Approach to Contracts: Tying Payments to Student Learning
The shift in contracting aims to broaden vendors' focus from providing services to showing results.
Evie Blad, May 5, 2023
6 min read
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Classroom Technology Chromebooks’ 'Short' Lifespan Costs Schools Billions of Dollars, Report Finds
Doubling the lifespan of Chromebooks would save schools $1.8 billion, a U.S. PIRG Education Fund report estimates.
Lauraine Langreo, April 26, 2023
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Curriculum Explainer How School Libraries Buy Books, Struggle for Funds, and Confront Book Bans: An Explainer
Schools are under fire from some parent groups over books they deem explicit. This is how those books end up in their library collections.
Mark Lieberman, February 27, 2023
12 min read
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Curriculum Q&A Buying Curriculum Isn’t Enough to Change Teaching and Learning. Here’s What It Takes
Buying a research-backed curriculum is the easy part. Providing the training and support to use it takes years, district leaders say.
Sarah Schwartz, December 16, 2022
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IT Infrastructure & Management How Districts Can Stay Ahead of Their Aging Ed-Tech: 3 Expert Tips
Now is the time to put in place plans to sustain the expanded use of technology, experts say.
Lauraine Langreo, November 4, 2022
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IT Infrastructure & Management Does Your School Really Need That Technology? 7 Questions to Ask
Ed-tech leaders are considering effectiveness, teacher satisfaction, and other factors when asking those questions.
Alyson Klein, September 27, 2022
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Budget & Finance Inflation Is Putting the Squeeze on Schools. How Are They Coping?
As schools get ready to welcome students back, they're paying more for food, fuel, construction materials, insurance, even paper.
Mark Lieberman, July 22, 2022
3 min read
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IT Infrastructure & Management What Schools Can Do Now to Ensure Their New Technology Lasts Beyond the COVID Cash Boom
Devices bought with federal emergency funds are going to be outdated in a few years, with no new money to replace them.
Alyson Klein, May 17, 2022
8 min read
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School & District Management 4 Tips for Spending Schools' COVID Funds Wisely
Advice for school leaders making decisions on how to spend billons in COVID relief.
Denisa R. Superville, April 21, 2022
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IT Infrastructure & Management Spotlight Spotlight on Infrastructure Modernization
This Spotlight will help you grasp the reality of school infrastructure, parent privacy concerns, watchdog recommendations and more.
April 12, 2022
Classroom Technology Video VIDEO: The Tech Tools That Are Here to Stay
The pandemic has forever altered the way educators and administrators do business—from checking on students’ math understanding to conducting meetings to providing mental health supports.
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Pandemic Tech Tools That Are Here to Stay
Videoconferencing platforms, social-emotional-learning supports, and digital math tools took root during the pandemic, survey data show.
Benjamin Herold, March 8, 2022
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Education Funding Fines, Budget Cuts, Spending Limits: How State Lawmakers Want to Censor Instruction
An Oklahoma legislator wants teachers to pay $10,000 or more out of their own pockets for teaching about sex or sexual orientation, for example.
Eesha Pendharkar & Mark Lieberman, February 14, 2022
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