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To satisfy the state's K-12 database requirements and a brand-new system for education finance, officials are asking many schools for information on each individual student.
Houston Superintendent Terry B. Grier and Chief Technology Officer Lenny Schad have learned important lessons about how to work together to improve the use of technology in schools.
Though more breakdowns likely are inevitable given online testing's relatively new place in schools, the ability to protect the validity, integrity, and security of the process is increasingly crucial.
Schools across the country are overwhelmed by the breadth and abundance of digital resources, but they are identifying better ways to organize open-source and paid content.
The idea of a coordinated strategy to give students a choice of devices depending on the task at hand is a potentially powerful new development, experts say.
This report aims to address such questions and provide guidance for school leaders looking for new ideas and approaches for managing the digital evolution of their districts.
One vital characteristic of innovative, forward-thinking districts, observers say, is a commitment to encouraging administrators, teachers, and students to take risks and not be afraid to fail.
Advancements in technology are forcing superintendents to put more time and energy into crafting and implementing a vision for how technology should be used to improve schools.
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.
Many school district leaders themselves lack an understanding of how a smart CIO or CTO can help transform their schools, experts point out.
What is the "secret sauce" in a district's culture of operation that allows good ideas to flourish, and how can those attitudes and approaches be replicated?
Even as schools juggle a daunting array of evolving technological demands, federal data show that roughly half of districts do not have a full-time chief technology officer.
In a question-and-answer session with Education Week, Mark Hovatter, the architect of the groundbreaking agreement, addresses issues related to the $30 million deal.