Dexter Suggs was the CIO for Indianapolis Public
Schools for two-and-a-half years, and then chief
of staff/deputy superintendent for the district for
A New York district needed a clientless way to access
Whether you live in a state that supports PARCC or SBAC, you’re undoubtedly facing
the challenges of moving to online assessments.
So you’re letting your students BYOD
and it’s going well.
Challenge: With extremely limited funds (this district was second to last in perpupil
spending in the state), Esko (MN) Public Schools had to figure out how to
boost math scores for 6th-grade students who receive Title 1 funds for reading but
not for math.
All of the new accountability can leave many educators feeling like they are pounding
square peg pedagogy into round hole requirements.
“There are not many new ideas when it comes to technology
SchoolCIO checked in with some of the schools and districts we know who’ve allowed students and teachers to bring in their own devices.
How are districts doing away with textbooks?
Where are you finding the funds to build
and sustain your programs?
You can call it the missing link to
the true integration of technology in
schools: teaching the teachers.
Our two discussions about digital content and learning management were structured around key
questions designed to dig into how schools are becoming more digital in the content resources
available to teachers and students.
The next two years promise to bring
significant changes to the role technology
plays in classrooms and schools
Although many of us dislike the term “21st century,”
we can all agree that the notion behind it—the need
to reform education to meet today’s and tomorrow’s
learners—is still valid.
The challenges facing CIOs, IT
directors, and others responsible
for planning and maintaining
district infrastructure continue
to grow under pressure from a
variety of factors.
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