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Not Your Mother's Student Information System

Like seemingly everyone else connected to K12 education, vendors that offer student information systems are being called upon to do more with less. Where past generations of these systems focused on nuts and bolts such as time, attendance and behavioral issues, the latest generation has created-and drawn inspiration from-districts' desires for all-in-one solutions that blend finance, HR and student data.

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What CIOs Can Learn from Project RED

We recently spoke with Paige Johnson, education strategist for Intel, about the newest research from national research and advocacy plan Project RED (Revolutionizing Education), which surveyed over 1,000 schools about best practices in technology. Intel sponsored the research along with HP, SMART Technologies and Pearson because they believe there is a need to revolutionize the way the U.S. looks at technology as part of teaching and learning.

All Students Thrive With Proficiency-Based Instruction

This school chief stresses daily intervention, professional development and leadership.

Not Your Mother's Student Information System

Districts demand integrated solutions, in addition to parent portals and mobile access—all while saving costs.


It’s not easy when the previous superintendent has been a powerhouse reformer. This is the second in a two-story special recruitment report in this issue.

The Art of Hiring

Searching for a superintendent can be easier if school board members keep these ideas in mind:

SPECIAL RECRUITMENT REPORT: The Critical Task of Hiring a New Chief

The ins and outs of this tiresome process can be simple if you know these local and national options. This is one of two stories in a special recruitment report in this issue.
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Cash, Other Charlotte N.C. Superintendent Finalists Awaiting Decision

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools board will meet in closed session later this week to discuss the three finalists for its superintendent's position -- a trio that includes Memphis Schools Supt. Dr. Kriner Cash.

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BOE Candidate, NJ Education Attorney Gina Damasco Offers Unique Skill Set

Versed in special needs matters, teacher contracts and construction matters, RHS grad Gina Damasco wants to give back to the NJ community she said has given her so much.

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KC School Board Makes Interim Green Superintendent

Promising that “turmoil and inconsistency will come to an end,” Kansas City Superintendent Steve Green agreed to a two-year contract today to become the district’s permanent leader.

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