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Third grade teacher William Calarese helps Luis Diaz during class at Gregory Heights Elementary School in Highline Public Schools, near Seattle. District officials hope that greater data interoperability will allow for robust profiles of educators and students that can help improve teaching and learning.
—Sam Gause for Education Week

Even for Districts Leading Interoperability Push, Journey Is Just Beginning

The Highline Public school system, outside Seattle, is at the forefront of an effort to integrate multiple K-12 data systems. But even in the forward-thinking Washington state district, big questions lie ahead. (October 30, 2018)

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Unchaining Digital Data: K-12 Interoperability
This Education Week examination of school districts’ pursuit of “interoperability” is the first of three special reports focused on the needs of K-12 district technology leaders, including chief technology officers.

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This year’s report takes a hard look at what principals are thinking and doing about some of the most vexing technology issues in their schools.

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Faster Internet, Lower Bandwidth Costs for Schools, Study Shows
The E-rate program, state broadband initiatives, and technological improvements continue to yield big gains in K-12 internet connectivity, according to a new analysis by EducationSuperHighway.

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Educators see benefits in having access to technologies developed for the military long before they reach the commercial market.
November 5, 2008 – Education Week
A growing number of schools are turning to an IT method called “virtualization” to save money and operate in a more environmentally friendly way.
October 20, 2008 – Digital Directions
Ed-tech leaders are employing creative tactics to cut IT costs and save programs.
October 20, 2008 – Digital Directions
As the movement for "open" education resources continues to grow, encouraging educators to share online curricula and materials­ for free, it's become vital for ed-tech leaders and classroom teachers to understand the different types of licenses that make the process legal and safe.
July 23, 2008 – Digital Directions
As school officials try to navigate the murky waters of Internet-safety policies, one belief is resoundingly clear: Teaching children the skills they need to be safe online is a community effort, involving the help of schools, parents, researchers, and industry players.
June 24, 2008 – Digital Directions
School technology leaders across the country differ when it comes to the skills, education, experience, and personality they look for when hiring an IT specialist.
October 20, 2008 – Digital Directions
School districts will soon have opportunities to compare and learn from each other’s methods of collecting and managing data through technology.
April 30, 2008 – Digital Directions
School districts store vast amounts of confidential data in their computer systems. But that information doesn’t always stay private.
March 6, 2008 | Updated: February 25, 2019 – Digital Directions
In the age of e-mail and text messaging, instantly alerting parents and staff members about emergency situations on campus has become increasingly common.
January 23, 2008 – Digital Directions
School districts aiming to shore up their digital security may overlook a seemingly improbable potential threat: copying machines.
September 12, 2007 – Digital Directions

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