Administrative/Business Tools


Survey of Principals Lists Their 'Most Effective Strategies' to Boost Teacher Morale

A survey of 557 K–12 principals across the United States revealed the “most effective strategies” administrators are using to boost teacher morale — putting this week’s National Teacher Appreciation Week theme into focus.

Imagine Learning, Gale, Discovery Education Top List of New Statewide Ed Tech Expenditures by Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Education’s provision of no-cost subscriptions to digital learning solutions for districts statewide, launched in January, is helping to close learning gaps for students in schools taking advantage of the six opt-in platforms, according to a news release, with a majority of Mississippi districts already using the subscriptions or planning to begin this summer.

Snap Mobile Acquires 8to18 and SchoolCNXT

Snap Mobile, parent company of the Snap Raise high school fundraising platform, today announced it has acquired CNXT Digital, the software company consisting of 8to18 and SchoolCNXT, furthering Snap Mobile’s goal to become a full-service administrative support platform for high school administrators, athletic directors, coaches and group leaders, according to a news release.

Six Steps School Leaders Should Take to Reduce Teacher Turnover

In the wake of the pandemic, with more than half of teachers considering leaving the profession sooner than later, a school administrator from Tennessee shares key steps help reduce teacher turnover.

Ransomware Hit 56% of K-12 Organizations Worldwide in 2021, Sophos Survey Finds

Cybersecurity firm Sophos today released its annual State of Ransomware report showing ransomware attacks nearly doubled in 2021 from the year before, and 56% of K–12 IT professionals responding, representing 320 districts, said they were a victim of ransomware last year.

Sal Khan: Test-Optional College Admissions Adds Ambiguity and is Bad for Students

With the final SAT School Day of the 2021-2022 school year taking place today at high schools across the country, THE Journal asked Sal Khan whether SAT exams will remain relevant now that some colleges and universities have made them optional, whether testing makes college admissions more or less equitable, and what additional changes he predicts — and hopes to see — that will make college education even more accessible for young Americans.

InnovateEDU Launches Open-Source Blueprint for Inclusive Research and Development in Education [BIRD-E]

Education nonprofit InnovateEDU today launched the Blueprint for Inclusive Research and Development in Education, dubbed BIRD-E, an open source, universal framework designed to generate actionable, high-quality research that ed tech providers, policymakers, researchers, education leaders, and other K-12 stakeholders can easily access, understand, and apply in the classroom.

Navigating Schools' Liability Shifts Following the Oxford High School Shooting

A Michigan school district is being held legally accountable for the tragic shooting that took place at its Oxford High School last year, marking an undeniable shift in liability when it comes to school shootings — signaling a shift that school districts can be held responsible for acts of violence on campuses, regardless of whether they had the right technology and protocols in place to help staff identify warning signs and take appropriate preventative action.

EqualLevel Introduces New Supplemental Funds Management Solution for Districts

K–12 procure-to-pay compliance platform EqualLevel today launched a new solution called MyFunds to help school districts allocate, track, and disburse supplemental funds and spending, the company said in a news release.

Clever Taps Trish Sparks as New CEO to Lead 'Next Phase' of Innovation, Global Expansion

Digital learning platform Clever and its parent company Kahoot announced today that Trish Sparks, a former educator and currently head of Clever's sales and customer success, will take the helm as the new CEO on May 1 as Tyler Bosmeny, who co-founded Clever a decade ago, steps aside but will remain on the board in an advisory role.

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