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By Dawn Smith / July 9, 2019

Student Data Privacy: Is non-compliance worth the risk?

What exactly are the consequences if you aren't so diligent?

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By Dawn Smith / July 9, 2019

Millions of Students Have No Home Internet Access

Are students and parents at a disadvantage due to communication barriers?

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By Dawn Smith / June 27, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education is using Cloud Computing Software

While cloud-based services are not required of each institution within each state, any district implementing such a system would save time, money and other resources better spent elsewhere.

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By Dawn Smith / June 5, 2019

4-Day School Week: Weighing in the Pros and Cons

The concept of the 4-day school week is in play around the country.  Some school districts have made the change...

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By Dawn Smith / June 5, 2019

Classroom Size Reduction (CSR): Do smaller classrooms correlate to higher achievement?

CSR has been highly analyzed and debated for decades; do smaller classrooms correlate to higher achievement?

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By Dawn Smith / June 5, 2019

2-Factor Authentication: Should my district adopt this data security measure?

A strong strategy for cybersecurity will always include implementing two-step authentication for all users.

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By Dawn Smith / May 14, 2019

Cyber and Physical Security in Schools – What should you be thinking about?

The topic of school security is growing more visible nationwide and the pressure is mounting to implement viable solutions to cyber and physical threats.

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By Dawn Smith / May 14, 2019

Customer Service in an Education Setting – Why it Works

School districts can benefit from taking a customer service approach to interactions with parents and staff to improve collaboration and communication.

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By Dawn Smith / May 2, 2019

Student Poverty and Education

According to the National Center for Children Living in Poverty, about 15 million children in the United States today are...

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By Dawn Smith / April 9, 2019

What Happened to Meritocracy – Bribery in US Schools

The rich and famous have always had a leg up on the best seats at first-class restaurants, high profile baseball games,...

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By Dawn Smith / April 9, 2019

Child Victim Act – What is this and will it affect my school district?

Child Victim Act, (CVA), was passed on Feb. 14th 2019.  Signed by Gov. Cuomo in NY State, it affects those New York...

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By Dawn Smith / April 9, 2019

Electronic preservation of school district documentation

Electronic conservation of school documents is fast becoming an attractive option for school districts. This advancement in technology, however, has...

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By Dawn Smith / March 7, 2019

Poor Conditions in US Schools: Affecting Quality Education?

Many US schools are suffering with poor physical conditions and subsequently affecting quality education.

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By Dawn Smith / March 7, 2019

Is it Easy Going Green?

Budget crunches in school districts is a common topic in the news today.  Another common theme is avoiding waste and being...

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By Dawn Smith / March 5, 2019

School Choice: The Zipcode and Education Debate is Ongoing

Children of lower income families suffer disproportionately, unable to attend private schools or relocate into affluent public schools. School choice programs aim to break the link between zip codes and quality of education.

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By Dawn Smith / February 5, 2019

What Can I Do About Bullying?

Today, students are vulnerable to cyber bullying. This certainly adds a new element to the verbal and physical bullying that existed in our pasts and unfortunately, present.

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By Dawn Smith / February 4, 2019

Cyber-Security: Are You Doing All You Can?

We are all vulnerable to cyber attacks but for varying reasons

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By Dawn Smith / February 4, 2019

What Online Data Management Means for Educators

Using a data management system allows school districts to have better control over data governance. It provides the ability to control which user groups (teachers, admins, parents) have access to specific student data and apply user group security settings to limit what can be done with each data set.

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By Dawn Smith / January 8, 2019

Understanding Data Security Threats in Your District

As recent as a few years ago, cyber-security threats were not on the radar of most school district leaders.

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By Dawn Smith / December 7, 2018

Why Move to an Electronic Document Management System?

If you haven't already thought about moving to an electronic document management system, here are valid reasons why you should....

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By Dawn Smith / December 7, 2018

Are You Managing Your School’s Safety Clearances?

A common topic facing today's school districts is student safety - taking the steps to ensure staff and volunteer safety clearances...

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By Dawn Smith / December 7, 2018

Residence Fraud Costs More Than You Think

Address fraud affects not just those who play by the rules and is an important topic for school districts nationwide.

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By Dawn Smith / October 25, 2018

The Unintentional Ways Schools Might Be Violating FERPA

Digitalizing your student records with secure and reliable systems like SRC Solution's Central Records Gateway is essential to meeting compliancy standards like FERPA by making student documents more readily available to parents and students and protecting data from security breaches.

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By Leah Maher / September 5, 2018

The Impact of Increasing Administrative Efficiency

Written by Hannah Kowalczyk-Harper Secretaries are the secret superheroes of our schools. They are truly required to be a jack...

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By Leah Maher / April 10, 2018

#PublicSchoolsWeek All Year Long

This past March, Twitter imploded with the hashtag #PublicSchoolsWeek, drawing attention to our nation's public schools. The hashtag was part...

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By Leah Maher / October 12, 2017

5 Ways Consolidation Can Stifle Growth

Student Information Management is vital to a school district. At the core of a school district's structure, the student management...

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Automation, a worthwhile hassle
Blog, Digital Solutions
By Leah Maher / August 30, 2017

Automation: Is Implementation Worth the Hassle?

How much can a change in perspective affect a school district’s central office? Sounds more like life advice from Deepak...

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Blog, Digital Solutions
By Leah Maher / June 7, 2017

Digital Possibilities: Automated Reporting and Retention Compliance

Through expiration parameters set for certain documents and data, school districts can use electronic record management to automate compliance with federal, state, and local retention schedules. Additional reporting can aid in day-to-day organization for many different departments, as well as extending projection capabilities to help with planning and budgeting for coming years.

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Blog, Digital Solutions
By Matt Newman / April 15, 2017

How to Prevent Address Fraud in your Schools

One of the challenges that public schools face is ensuring that all enrolled students are registered with legitimate addresses. It...

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Blog, Digital Registration
By Matt Newman / March 15, 2017

5 Common Errors with Manual Registration

Control and clean data with automated processes, simultaneously protecting records from the vulnerabilities of paper and federal and state compliance.

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Blog, Paper
By Matt Newman / February 15, 2017

10 Ways that Paper Will Break Your Heart

Hard to access– Getting and using information within seconds, not days, is the norm in today’s global and mobile world. Paper...

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Blog, HR Onboarding
By Matt Newman / December 15, 2016

How can Digital Workflows Enhance Human Resources Onboarding Management?

Creating, storing and retaining important paper documents for new hires costs schools time and money that could be better spent...

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Blog, School Network Security
By Leah Maher / November 12, 2016

Protect your School’s Network Security

School districts across the nation have been hacked by their very own students, which tells us that when it comes to school data security, we need to protect our networks from threats on the inside. This is an article regarding the threat and some recommended protective maneuvers.

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Blog, Digital Solutions
By Leah Maher / October 31, 2016

The Smart Way To Track Expiration Dates

Vaccinations are just one example of important deadlines of which school districts must be wary, which is why new techniques of monitoring expiration dates should be explained and available to school districts across the country. These types of deadlines must continue to be monitored attentively, which brings us to the real issue: the hassle of managing the expiration and mandatory renewals within a school district.

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Blog, Parents
By Matt Newman / September 15, 2016

How do good parent-teacher relationships establish high-performing districts?

To excel in their studies, students need support from both their teachers and parents. This means that parent-teacher relationships themselves are...

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Blog, Digital Solutions
By Leah Maher / September 6, 2016

School Districts Assist in Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting

Having a rigorously organized reporting system that keeps track of all incidental data is vital to protecting students from abuse. When the only thing that can be done is file an official report on the abuser, it is imperative that all of the school’s prior knowledge be secured and backed up by dependable technology.

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Blog, Paperless Registration
By test_2wqehf / September 1, 2016

What does your school look like when the dust settles?

Use software solutions to expedite, simplify, and perfect outdated paper-based processes like student registration, school choice, and student file organization.

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Blog, Parents
By Matt Newman / August 15, 2016

How does sharing academic progress with parents impact student success?

When districts digitize their student documents, many workflows and everyday tasks become easier with less room for error. One such...

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Blog, Digital Solutions
By Leah Maher / August 9, 2016

Ensuring Unbiased Admissions Processes

Charter schools and public schools are under scrutiny to ensure that their admissions process is legitimately allowing students a fair shot at enrollment. Setting the rules for an impartial enrollment process is simple enough, but enforcing those rules and providing transparency can be a challenge with paper processes. Without leveraging technology, school lotteries can be subject to questioning from parents and school protocol monitoring committees.

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Blog, Digital Solutions
By Matt Newman / July 15, 2016

4 benefits automated data sharing can have for your schools

Schools are mandated by law to frequently share student information with parents for a myriad of different reasons, from permission...

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Blog, School Network Security
By Leah Maher / July 3, 2016

Phishing scams 101: Tips for protecting student data

Student information is particularly valuable to a cyber criminal because it may contain parental information such as home addresses and social security numbers. While phishing scams are somewhat rare, given the uptick in incidences in recent times, it’s important to be prepared, so here’s a list of tips.

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FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Blog, Digital Solutions
By Matt Newman / June 15, 2016

Adhering to FERPA: How to ensure proper access to student files

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a federal law that gives students over 18 years old and their...

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Blog, Digital Solutions
By Leah Maher / April 3, 2016

How Electronic Cumulative Folders can Save a School District Thousands of Dollars a Year

Eliminate the cost of paper, printers, repair, supplies and storage space. Eliminate the time and effort of copying paper for inter- and intra-office distribution, filing documents and digging them back up with Electronic Cumulative Folders.

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Blog, Digital Registration
By Leah Maher / March 22, 2016

How digitizing student records generates high ROI

Going paperless and digitizing your school solutions will help your district save money in a number of ways, from reducing paper costs to enhancing staff productivity.

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Blog, Paperless Registration
By Leah Maher / March 2, 2016

How paperless solutions can help fix common problems within the US education system

Online systems designed to enhance tasks like conference scheduling and organizing student cumulative folders can have positive impacts on everyone from students and parents to teachers and school staff members.

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