District CIO

Education Can Change a Family's Destiny

On Sept. 20, Jaime Casap, senior education evangelist at Google, Inc., gave the keynote presentation at the District Administration Leadership Institute Summit at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Ariz. Casap had the audience thinking about the meaning of true educational vision and where we need to be in the future with regard to creating a learning environment that brings out the best in every child. A summary of his keynote is below.

DA WEB SEMINAR: An IEP for Every Student? Using Technology for Differentiated Instruction

How to use personalized learning to engage students in math success, and more.
Thurs., Sept. 27, 2012
2 p.m. ET Register today.

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Best Practices: IT Management for Educational Institutions

Now, more than ever, students, faculty and staff rely on a functional, secure IT infrastructure to help them with learning, instruction, collaboration and research. Each year, a reliable, optimized and well-run infrastructure becomes even more critical to the success of educational institutions worldwide.

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How Districts Use Data to Drive Proactive Decisions

As schools attempt to improve student outcomes and maximize the use of limited resources, snapshot mandated reporting is no longer enough. Using data for continuous improvement at the school and district levels is crucial. This paper details a recent webinar hosted by Education Week in which education professionals from CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) and Rock Hill (S.C.) School District 3 discuss the benefits and value of using data and the culture shift required to become data-driven.

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Computing Showcase in Education

Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
University of New Hampshire Manchester's
third floor auditorium
400 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH

Free discussion exploring current major technology topics in K12 schools and higher ed, including tablets, mobile and the cloud.

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Fremont (Ohio) School District Gets a Learning Grant

Fremont City Schools have been awarded an $850,000 21st Century grant for afterschool and summer educational activities, district superintendent Traci McCaudy said at Monday's school board meeting. The grant targets Fremont Middle School students and will focus on raising math and reading skills beginning this school year, McCaudy said.

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Oil-boom Wealth a Mixed Blessing for Eagle Ford’s School Districts

Million-dollar homes and leafy boulevards once were the surest sign that you lived in a rich Texas school district. Now add drilling rigs, dusty roads and overnight trailer parks.

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Classes Resumed Monday at Lake Forest High School -- Without Teachers

Lake Forest High School, despite a teachers strike, was planning to reopen school Monday with administrators, substitute teachers and community volunteers offering students a variety of educational programs, parents were told during a meeting Sunday.

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Va. Students Automate Magnet School Application

Within a few months, each of Henrico County (Va.) Public Schools’ 13 magnet schools will have a fully automated application process, thanks to two high school interns who built the software program this past summer.

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$3.4M Bond to Pay for Technology

A $3.4 million school bond issue planned in Carlsbad (N.M.) Municipal School District would be used to upgrade technology at the district's 14 schools and education centers.

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