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School districts across the nation must find a way to manage aging facilities and deferred maintenance backlogs. Add to that a growing student population and constrained budgets and district-wide transformation seems impossible. But there are proven funding streams available that won’t impact your school district’s budget.


Learning to read can be challenging, and many teachers of reading do not always know how to help students master the foundational skills that lead to lifelong literacy. When teachers are more fully prepared, they can help all learners overcome challenges and improve reading achievement.

In this prerecorded webinar, literacy experts Dr. Mary Dahlgren and Michelle Elia explore how teachers need to be smarter than their programs; detail effective solutions and interventions; and demonstrate how to supplement and strengthen core programs and adapt pacing for individuals.



The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states and districts with increased autonomy to create their own accountability systems and improvement plans. In light of the opportunities created by ESSA, how can administrators most effectively use recently released test scores to engage stakeholders in the planning and improvement process? What broader measures of student success are districts using to determine school and teacher performance?   


Preventing ransomware attacks at your district requires more than just antivirus and firewalls. As hackers target schools with growing intensity, it’s time to add a layer of security awareness training to your district’s overall security strategy.  


The most effective district professional development initiatives are characterized by 4 distinct attributes: the PD is personalized, job-embedded, tied to evaluations, and both ongoing and sustainable. These qualities will ensure any professional development efforts are as successful as possible.


It is estimated that 5 million U.S. families with school-aged children do not have internet access at home, yet 70 percent of teachers assign homework that requires web access. This “digital divide” creates inequity between students with adequate access to technology, and those without it.


Educators and administrators struggle every day to effectively incorporate emergent technologies within their buildings and classrooms. Outdated systems and legacy network infrastructure impedes the ability for modernization and digital transformation initiatives to improve the level of safety, collaboration and efficiency within our schools.


There are a variety of steps that administrators can take to create a data-driven district culture, by helping teachers to use the right data in the right way to address the diverse learning needs of students, leading to powerful learning outcomes across schools.


Most current assessment systems rely on generating data in order to identify, sort and label students, as well as educators. But, this approach is at odds with what has always been the true purpose of effective assessment, which should instead be to build hope, efficacy and achievement for both learners and educators. It’s time for a radically different approach.


Digital reading platforms can enable more personalized learning by providing engaging, interactive and customizable digital content to both students and educators in all subject areas, as well as supplemental curriculum materials, professional development resources, ELL and special education titles and more.


The next generation of IT infrastructure, hyperconvergence combines computing, storage and networking into a single, simplified and automated system that is far easier and less costly to use and maintain, making it a perfect fit for school districts, which often have limited IT resources.


Any district technology initiative can risk failure if administrators don’t take the crucial steps to plan, pilot, achieve buy-in, and conduct efficient implementation. By taking a strategic approach before, during and after implementation, any technology initiative will be much more likely to succeed.