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The Advantages of Establishing Student-Run Tech Support Teams

In a small town in Massachusetts, Burlington Public Schools faced an ambitious 1:1 program. The year was 2011, so the age of frequent 1:1 device initiatives was still in the future, but Burlington Public Schools was looking for creative ways to get tablets in the hands of students and teachers who k ...

Does Your District’s Tech Stack Support Your Cybersecurity Goals?

Cybersecurity attacks within K-12 districts have become an imminent threat. Seemingly, a new school district is highlighted every week. Ransomware attacks, which have compromised the most sensitive school district data (e.g., social security numbers and home addresses), put student and staff well-be ...

4 Things That Eat Up Your K-12 IT Budget

The world of K-12 IT has grown exponentially in the last few decades, but there’s one problem IT teams have faced at every turn: budgets. It’s a hard obstacle to maneuver through, as the need for more technology and IT-savvy staff is still a huge priority for K-12 districts across the country.&n ...

Best Communities for K-12 Sysadmins To join
The Best Communities for K-12 Sysadmins to Join

A professional community is where like-minded contributors can share best practices, discuss trending topics, and seek advice from their colleagues. For K-12 teams, community is often baked into the job, but the internet means active online communities are now available at the click of a button. Thi ...

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The Ultimate Guide to School Asset Tracking

What would happen if one day you stopped keeping track of things? No more grocery lists, no more Google calendars, and no more scratching down quick reminders on a sticky note. Let that sink in. Technically, the average person can only keep track of four things at once, and our short-term memory isn ...

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Stretch Your School Budget: Creative Solutions for K-12 IT Teams

How far can you stretch a dollar? School districts constantly ask themselves this, and it’s especially true for K-12 IT teams. If your school district lacks the funds to support your IT department properly, then you’ll have to get resourceful—but that’s always easier said than do ...

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Mastering Inventory Audit Procedures for K-12 School Districts

“Inventory Auditing”. Just hearing the phrase is enough to give most K-12 teams a headache—but what is it that really makes managing inventory so frustrating? For most school districts, it’s the planning, scheduling, and procedures involved. Unless your district has mastered their inventory ...

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4 Tips for Finding the Best SIS for Your School District

Each year, millions of students enter and exit K-12—and it’s up to your school district to make sure their student data stays organized year-over-year from kindergarten through high school graduation. Between their grades, teachers, assigned homeroom, academic history, transcripts, attendance re ...

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How To Choose the Best MDM for Your School District

What’s more difficult than managing a classroom full of K-12 students? For most IT teams, it’s trying to manage the tens of thousands of devices that those kids are using each and every day. Despite the knowledge and skill your IT agents may possess, managing mobile school devices is nearly impo ...