Talk Data to Me: Does Using a Mobile App Impact Substitute Fill Rates?
A recent Talk Data to Me blog explored the importance of substitute teacher engagement in maximizing your organization’s absence fill rate. But what about the way substitutes accept jobs in your district? Can that impact fill rates as well?
How to Remove Fear from Technology Inventory Audits
You might know what it’s like. The letter arrives in the mail: your district is being audited. As you stare down weeks or months of sweat-inducing, tedious work providing all the documentation that’s going to be required, you wonder… What could I have done to prepare for such a time as this?Continue Reading
Streamlining End of Year Device Collection
These days, technology is as essential to learning as pencils and paper. Technology use is interwoven with how educators teach and how students digest new content and practice new skills. Yet, the growth of technology use in schools — ballooned exponentially by COVID-19 — has meant that technology teams across the nation have hustled to maintain order as more devices than ever enter their district’s ecosystem. For your technology team, now is the time to prepare for an orderly, efficient, and successful device collection process at the end of this school year. Continue Reading
Track More Than Just Technology With Your District’s Asset Management System
Asset management systems can be used to track so much more than just technology assets, ensuring that items that are not tracked in an ERP system are still accounted for. School is a joyful place, and when students and staff collaborate to create something — well, things get moved.Continue Reading
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5 Ways Collaboration Between Tech and Finance Departments Can Create an Impact
As funds provided to school districts for the use of technology continue to grow, it will become even more important that the business office and technology departments work together.Continue Reading
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The Case for Strategic Human Capital Management in Education
After enduring one of the most difficult times in the history of U.S. education, what makes now the best time to examine your current approach to human capital management (HCM) and opportunities to improve?Continue Reading
How to Disaster-Proof Your School District Business Office
What does business continuity have to do with education? School districts have learned from experience how to manage crises. They are skilled at notifying students, parents, and other stakeholders in the community. Safety protocols have expanded far beyond fire drills into lockdown and active shooter drills.Continue Reading
[Infographic] A Not-Quite-True 2020 Retrospective
Remember Tiger King? Or all that sourdough starter your neighbor bought for their new hobby? Hard as it is to believe, that was just months ago. We’ve broken down 2020 by the numbers — check out this year-in-review infographic, and pat yourself on the back for making it this far.Continue Reading
Time & Attendance
Why You Need to Care About Time Collection (and How Doing It Right Can Boost Safety and Efficiency)Continue Reading
How to Leverage Your IEP Service Tracking System for Better Progress Monitoring
School districts need to monitor student progress to assess student outcomes, submit mandated state and federal reports, and in many states, claim Medicaid reimbursements. But progress monitoring can also be used to help identify and support requests for additional staffing needs or pinpoint professional development gaps.Continue Reading
How to Make Online Professional Learning Successful
Implementing professional learning programs to meet the needs of all teachers and staff has always been challenging. Over the past few months, a monumental shift has thrust many schools and districts into what feels like a tailspin: “We have to put together online personalized content using new resources and tools — as quickly as possible!”Continue Reading