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Best Conferences for School System Admins in 2023

For the edtech world, conferences are a time for educators and support teams to take the time to learn from each other—without the hustle and bustle of the school environment taking focus. From developing relationships to checking out new vendors and support solutions, edtech conferences are a gre ...

Event Check In: The 62nd CITE Annual Conference 

This year, the 62nd CITE Annual Conference will be held in Long Beach, California from November 29 to December 2, 2022. Join edtech professionals and educators to learn about exciting new developments and hear from expert market leaders.  In preparation for the big event, we wanted to highlight som ...

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 ...

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6 Challenges of Homegrown Inventory Management (and Why Your District’s Is Likely To Fail)

“Fine, I’ll just do it myself.” If you work in IT, this thought has likely crossed your mind at some point. It can be incredibly frustrating when it seems like you’re the only person who knows how something needs to be done, but you don’t have the resources or support y ...

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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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15 Funniest posts of the /K12sysadmin subreddit

Not everyone understands the struggles of working in IT. What about working in IT for K-12 schools? Now that’s a very niche group. We hear your pain, IT folks. From being asked to fix the microwave, telling teachers to try turning their devices on and off, and dealing with absurd help requests, so ...

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Best Conferences for School System Admins in 2022

Education conferences aren’t just a way to take a well-deserved break and leave the classroom behind for a while—they’re where the K-12 community comes together to develop professionally, network with other K-12 professionals, and forge relationships with potential vendors. Whether you’r ...