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Districts can expand the lifespan of computer equipment
Districts can expand the lifespan of computer equipment
Old computers may not be trendy, but as school tech budgets shrink or stagnate, many administrators try to squeeze the most life out of their aging devices. Recycling and retrofitting, and hooking up to the cloud, allow districts to delay or even aband...
Report: Small subgroup of parents opt students out of standardized tests, majority support them
Report: Small subgroup of parents opt students out of standardized tests, majority support them
In the 2014-2015 school year, a small but distinct group of parents opted out of standardized testing for their children. However, the majority of the general public opposes opting children out, according to a new report from Educational Testing Servic...
8 things you need to know about lead exposure in water
8 things you need to know about lead exposure in water
Recent news reports about lead in water supplies in many U.S. cities raise serious concerns, especially about the well-being of young children. Lead exposure causes significantly greater harm to children than adults. Exposure can lead to developmental ...
'Get children playing outdoors' to improve academic success and reduce obesity
'Get children playing outdoors' to improve academic success and reduce obesity
Campaigns to promote physical activity and reduce obesity among children should focus more on active outdoor play, according to a study led at the University of Strathclyde. The Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card 2016 has found that children's ph...
Allow your district's IT department to have a relaxing summer: Automate access management
Allow your district's IT department to have a relaxing summer: Automate access management
As summer is upon us, not all school districts employees are looking forward to relaxing for a few months. System administrators often need to prepare during the off-student months for the new school year by making all the appropriate changes to their ...