Monthly Archives: January 2020

By Debi Deal, EH&A Associate Good news! California, is now the fifth largest economy in the world. Our state continues to experience strong economic growth. The economy outlook shows that the economy continues to grow, housing sales are strong, and there is historically low unemployment. The state’s budget reserves are estimated to be $20.5 billion,…

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In a routine cleanup over the holiday break, the IT department in Michigan’s Richmond Community Schools “noticed something unusual” with the district’s computers. It was a ransomware attack — something districts are becoming all too familiar with. While the district confirmed no student or staff information was breached, the ransomware virus impacted several district servers…

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Allowing Gen Z students who have grown up on technology to put their skills to use and gain practical knowledge not only gives them a boost of confidence, but it further develops employable skills. Students who earn tech repair certifications strengthen their resumes and can also help lighten districts’ IT department loads. Tech-savvy students can…

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K–12 leaders must be able to quickly recover any lost information, and a simple backup isn’t enough. That’s why disaster recovery matters. Instead of just making copies of information as you would with a simple backup, disaster recovery “refers to the plan and processes for quickly reestablishing access to applications, data, and IT resources after…

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Drones provide construction teams with an overhead view of jobsites, materials, machinery and people. Contractors are using the autonomous flying machines to record images and videos that help optimize everything from grading plans and operations to identifying differences between as-designed and as-built site plans. Their usefulness can be enhanced with thermal cameras and other add-ons…

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The Learning Counsel today released the results of its sixth annual Survey of School and District Digital Curriculum Strategy and Transformation. 462 K-12 U.S. Schools and Districts responded to this year’s national Survey, which collects data to rate schools and mark national trends in how digital transitions are occurring, primarily from a lens of software…

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San Diego Unified will receive a big boost to its environmental leadership efforts, thanks to a new grant from the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The grant will allow San Diego Unified to expand upon its already substantial efforts to combat pollution and conserve electricity, which have produced marked results over the past few years. This…

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