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States N.C. Adjusts Student Information System to Protect Transgender Students
The change is drawing complaints from some conservative groups.
T. Keung Hui, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), February 25, 2022
4 min read
Student Zikirah Skinner runs towards Lisanne Brown, dressed up as a Panther, the mascot of William Dick Elementary, during a surprise visit to her North Philadelphia home.
Zikirah Skinner runs toward an educator dressed as the panther mascot from her school, William Dick Elementary, during a surprise visit to her home in north Philadelphia to celebrate high attendance.
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School & District Management An Action Plan for Confronting Chronic Absenteeism This Fall
Districts that have successfully tackled chronic absenteeism share seven key insights in this roadmap for the school year ahead.
Stephen Sawchuk, July 15, 2021
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IT Infrastructure & Management Google Experimenting With New Cloud Storage, Artificial Intelligence Initiative for K-12
Google is working with Washington's Evergreen Public Schools on a new effort that has big implications for the way K-12 districts store and analyze student data.
Benjamin Herold, April 4, 2019
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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
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School & District Management L.A. School Technology Chief Resigns
Ronald Chandler stepped down last week amid ongoing troubles surrounding the LAUSD's student information system and 1-to-1 computing initiative.
Benjamin Herold, November 5, 2014
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Assessment Opinion 11 Ways to Make Data Analytics Work for K-12
To improve their practice, educators need early access to information on student performance, Irving Hamer says.
Irving Hamer, October 14, 2014
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Law & Courts News in Brief Los Angeles Settles Suit With Data-Software Vendor
The Los Angeles Unified School District has paid $3.75 million to settle a lawsuit with the vendor of a software system designed to track attendance, grades, schedules, and other student data, officials said.
McClatchy-Tribune, September 30, 2014
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IT Infrastructure & Management Tech. Tools for Managing Schools Face Stagnant Market
Purchases of technologies that help power districts' administrative and operational functions have lagged, although some observers predict a rebound in the near future.
Benjamin Herold, June 9, 2014
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Education Opinion Is the Problem Data, the Common Core, or Trust?
While calling for transparency of student, teacher and principal data, policy makers and state leaders ignore calls from the field to have open and honest conversation.
Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers, December 1, 2013
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Teacher Preparation Districts Developing More Intelligent Data Use
School systems are taking a hard look at the data they have, adding to the information, analyzing it more effectively, and presenting it to educators in user-friendly ways.
Michelle R. Davis, September 30, 2013
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Assessment Project Aims to Help Districts Put Digital Learning Systems in Place
A pair of education organizations are seeking to help districts make wise decisions about purchasing student information and learning management systems.
Sean Cavanagh, January 7, 2013
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Classroom Technology eLearning Update: Data Transparency vs. Student Privacy
Student information systems are making it easier than ever for parents to keep up with their students' progress. But not everyone is happy about it.
Katie Ash, June 1, 2011
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