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How Texas School Districts Can Achieve SCOPE Act Compliance

by iSphere on May 17, 2024 in Blog, Education Sector Content, Education Technology Solutions

 

Texas parents may have been able to breathe a sigh of relief after the passage of Texas House Bill 18 last year, but school districts have spent the following months trying to catch their breath. Yes, administrators and teachers were happy the Securing Children Online through Parental Empowerment (SCOPE) Act ordered digital service providers to […]

 

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To Improve IT Talent Retention & Recruitment, School Districts Must Tackle These 5 Critical Challenges

by iSphere on February 21, 2024 in Blog, Education Sector Content, Education Technology Solutions

 

Here’s a stat for you: Edtech spending is increasing by over 25% every year. That’s no big surprise as school districts across the United States continue to integrate digital solutions into curriculums and operations. Yet as the need for this educational technology increases, there has been an inverted trend for states and municipalities to cut […]

 

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How a Texas School District Maximized Resources with an Innovative Alumni Training Program

by iSphere on January 15, 2024 in Education Sector Content, Education Technology Solutions

 

Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (CISD), a rapidly growing school district in the heart of Texas, faced a monumental challenge. Their technology infrastructure needed to keep pace with the projections of 69,000 students on 53 campuses sprawled across 385 miles—all by 2030. With their limited IT staff, managing and deploying technology effectively seemed an insurmountable […]

 

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Are You Keeping Up with Digital Transformation in the Education Industry? Here’s What You Might Be Missing

by iSphere on December 19, 2023 in Blog, Education Sector Content, Education Technology Solutions

 

It’s no great secret that the world has gone digital, but the unfortunate truth is that the education sector is falling behind this development. In fact, the 2023 THE Journal Digital Transformation Survey found only 35.87% of respondents in a survey of school districts were rolling out technologies to some degree while the rest fell […]

 

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K-12 Cybersecurity Best Practices to Keep Students, Teachers, & Systems Safe

by iSphere on August 14, 2023 in Blog, Cybersecurity, Education Sector Content, Education Technology Solutions

 

With students spending more time online than ever before, there’s a growing reliance on technology for homework, communicating with peers, and engaging with teachers and school staff. While greater access to technology has brought transformative benefits to schools, it has also exposed these educational institutions to heightened cybersecurity risks. For example, the State of Ransomware […]

 

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4 Cybersecurity Initiatives Your School District Should Already Have Underway

by iSphere on December 6, 2021 in Blog, Business Advice, Education Sector Content, Education Technology Solutions

 

In 2020, hackers had school districts nationwide up against the ropes as they broke the record for school cyber-attacks. The shift to remote learning as well as the expansion of harmful ransomware varieties contributed to an increase in school-related attacks by 18%. Whether caused by data breaches and leaks, phishing attacks, ransomware, or any other […]

 

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5 Things You Need to Do Before the Imminent Ed-Fi Deadline

by iSphere on August 31, 2021 in Blog, Education Sector Content

 

From an implementation standpoint, the 2023/2024 school year is a lot closer than you think. Identifying scope, developing project logistics, managing in-house staff and IT consultants, implementing changes, and evaluating for compliance takes months if not years to get right. Unlike a late-night cram session, you can’t wait until the last second to pull off […]

 

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