Schools

Six K-12 Innovations – Recently Confirmed

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These recent K-12 innovations are making a measurable difference in schools around the US. How are leaders in your district implementing these innovations? 1 – Thriving on Chaos (aka Flipped classroom) The concept of turning education upside down by giving students choices of what they want to learn and how they want to learn. Students […]

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Top 9 Ways K-12 Districts and Principals Unite a Community

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Several outstanding sources are referenced in this article. We highly recommend examining each LINKED source for clear insights and powerful “how to” examples. 1 – Promote Partnerships Between Schools, Families, and Communities. The Six Types of Partnerships Framework, developed by Joyce Epstein and her colleagues at Johns Hopkins University is a widely accepted summary of […]

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School Facility Costs Overbudget? Find Root Problem

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The popularity and often necessity of school facilities use by non-school entities is forcing many schools and districts to reconsider their facility budgeting methods. It may surprise some to know that many school facility costs are overbudget and lose money operating their facilities without a proper cost-recovery plan. Facility utilities, including lighting, heating, air-conditioning, and […]

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Facilities Set the Stage for Learning

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Taken from the facilitiesnet.com article by Chris Matt Maintenance and engineering managers working for K-12 school districts and higher education institutions don’t teach classes. They don’t hold office hours, and they don’t coordinate after-school activities. But those facts do not minimize managers’ roles in helping organizations achieve educational goals. After all, how can you teach […]

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Technology Impacts Aging Facility Budgets

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Facility Executive recently reported in their “Technology, Aging Facilities Impacting Education Facility Budgets” article a survey of over 400 K-12 and higher education facilities, maintenance, and operations professionals: For more than 60 percent of respondents, facility management budget and staffing levels have either increased or stayed the same over the last five years. Technology is a […]

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5 Tips To More Holistic K-12 Technology Planning

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Excerpts from a blog post by Steven Anderson, an ex-Director of Instructional Technology turned education technology author, speaker, and blogger: Typically the technology planning process can go wry in many ways: Lack of True Planning: Sometimes a rush to make things happen can cause the entire planning process to come off the rails. For whatever reason (funding […]

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K-12 Facilities Retrofit Funding

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Photo by teoflio/Flickr Excerpts from a facilitiesnet.com 6-part series on K-12 retrofits: Components and systems within school districts are often outdated and require the maintenance and operations directors challenges in projects that deliver both long-term performance and bottom-line benefits. “There is almost no project that we don’t scale back based on financial limitations,” says Bob Wilkinson, director of maintenance […]

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“WiFi in a Box” – A Cloud Solution for K-12

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An article by EdTechMagazine.com shares how WiFi is a necessity as more schools log on for learning and how cloud technology can help: Larry Padgett, Director of IT Infrastructure and Systems Support for the School District of Palm Beach County in Florida, says,“We believed then that every student would eventually have at least one, if […]

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Public School Technology Allows Students to Succeed out of the Classroom

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  What can we do to improve the public school operations for our children? This is a question that can receive a variety of answers, depending on who you ask. The answers to the question can differ because everyone has different perspectives about education and the quality of education that our children are receiving. Regardless of […]

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Software for Public Schools is About Improving the Next Generation

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  Teaching children to learn is a difficult, but rewarding task. However, this task is so important to ensure that our children grow up and turn out as well-adjusted people. When teaching children to learn remember that they learn best when they are having fun; this aspect is especially important with school-aged children who have […]

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