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IT 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 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Devices bought with federal emergency funds are going to be outdated in a few years, with no new money to replace them.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 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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IT Management Spotlight Spotlight on IT Challenges and Solutions
This Spotlight will help you make the tough choices ahead, vet your district’s learning acceleration tech before purchase, and more.
February 4, 2022
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Budget & Finance No, You Can't Spend COVID Money on That: A Compliance Expert Explains the Rules
Districts should be able to describe every expense in terms of its connection to COVID-19.
Mark Lieberman, February 3, 2022
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Pioneer Valley Regional School District Interim Superintendent Patricia Kinsella in the hallway at Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northfield, Mass., on January 14, 2022.
Pioneer Valley Regional School District Interim Superintendent Patricia Kinsella in the hallway at Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northfield, Mass., on January 14, 2022.
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School & District Management In Their Own Words 'You Shouldn't Be Alone': A Superintendent Scrambles to Find Masks After the State Falls Short
The superintendent of a rural district spends hours scrolling online mask vendors after the state sent defective masks to schools.
Mark Lieberman, February 1, 2022
5 min read
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Budget & Finance Schools Are Scrambling to Find Effective and Affordable Masks
High-quality masks can be expensive and scarce, with districts even competing to find and secure them for students and staff.
Mark Lieberman, January 21, 2022
9 min read