Student Information Systems

School & District 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
4 min read
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
2 min read
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
6 min read
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
1 min read
IT 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
5 min read
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
5 min read
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
8 min read
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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Education Scantron Corporation Continues to Grow
The Scantron Corporation has recently scooped up the Bellevue, Wash.-based GlobalScholar, an education data management system.
Katie Ash, December 16, 2010
1 min read
Infrastructure S.C. Now Poised to Better Track Student Progress
South Carolina is launching a new student-information system that officials say takes a quantum leap in technology that can track students' progress and find ways to improve instruction.
The Associated Press, October 12, 2010
3 min read
School Climate & Safety Gradebooks Take Virtual Approach
Ed-tech administrators are spending more time evaluating a variety of electronic gradebook products and their capabilities.
Michelle R. Davis, June 16, 2009
7 min read