eSchool News

eSchool News
eSchool News covers the intersection of technology and innovation in education.
  • Building a Better Future for English Language Learners
    Read about how Hartford Public Schools and Middlebury Interactive Languages are partnering to close the achievement gap for English Language Learners through an innovative digital curriculum designed to teach academic English to non-native speakers.
  • The Bottom Line: K-12 and the Affordable Care Act
    Do you know what impact the ACA will have on your school district? Don’t wait until it’s too late to put a plan in place. This Center for Digital Education issue brief interprets the results of their survey of education leaders on their preparedness to handle ACA employee benefits requirements. It also explores technology solutions designed to manage these requirements more cost-effectively and to avoid costly errors due to outdated, inaccurate employee time-tracking methods.
  • Complex Compliance Regulations Raise the Stakes for Organizations
    No matter how a compliance lawsuit or investigation is triggered, the reality is that these cases are costly and time-consuming and can have a significant impact on the financial health of the organizations involved. This white paper explores the causes of compliance litigation, examines potential damages, identifies who’s at risk, and shares steps that organizations can take to maintain compliance. Now more than ever, it’s imperative that organizations take comprehensive, proactive steps to develop compliance strategies and tools to protect themselves from challenges that can occur at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Researcher asks: Does the SIS build or dismantle trust?
    One researcher is poised to take a fascinating look at Student Information Systems and the data they collect. Are they building a culture of trust?
  • New online K-12 anti-bullying solution focuses on reporting, data
    Bridg-it has launched Bridg-it School, an online school safety solution that addresses the lifecycle of an incident, from reporting through resolution. In addition, Bridg-it School addresses harmful situations by providing access to a Resource Center of curated content with restorative techniques that foster positive outcomes. Available via computer, tablet or smartphone, Bridg-it School allows students, teachers, parents and administrators to securely file a confidential report in less than one minute, from anywhere at anytime. The solution immediately alerts the appropriate stakeholders when a report is filed, and also gives educators access to aggregated data about a school's behavioral climate and trends in real time. In addition, Bridg-it School allows for compliance with state-mandated reporting, saving significant administrative time. Bridg-it School has been piloted over the past year at schools in the New York City area, proving to be a valuable asset in addressing cyberbullying and negative behavior. "The proliferation of smartphones and the use of social media has dramatically changed the face of bullying and how we need to address it," said Dominick D'Angelo, Principal of I.S. 228 David A. Boody Junior High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. "Bridg-it School is enabling us to handle harmful situations quickly and efficiently with a streamlined process. As a result, our students are more empowered and feel that they are being heard. Teachers feel confident that there is an easy-to-use and compliant process for addressing harmful behaviors in an effective manner."
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