With 2015 finished, now is a great time to reflect on another year passing. If you are a school administrator or teacher and you have missed some of the great content out there in the blogosphere, then here is your chance to catch up on the best school admin blog posts of 2015.
Top School Administration Software Products
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Alma is a cloud-based suite of SIS & LMS tools that improve student outcomes by empowering educators with a 360 degree view of their students' learning process. At the same time, the Alma platform simplifies and streamlines workflow and communications for educators, enabling them to save valuable time on administrative tasks so they can spend more time doing what they love: teaching our kids and improving classroom performance. View Profile
STARS is a cloud-based campus management system that securely and reliably maintains operational data for colleges and schools. Designed primarily for Post-Secondary Career schools, STARS manages all aspects of operations from Lead Management, Student Scheduling, Student Grades and Attendance, Student Ledgers, Student Financial Aid, Placement and Accounting. Our IBM Power 7 servers provide Enterprise delivery of your data securely with sub-second response! "On the Cloud since 2001!" View Profile
Easy to use and powerful web based education management systems. Orbund solutions are being used by a variety of institutions including K-12 schools, colleges, universities, dental schools, nursing schools, medical schools, online education, career education, staff training, professional training, sports training, language schools etc. We provide live chat support to users on our software. If you have a special need, we can help you with a solution. View Profile
Our mission is to improve education by easing the administrative load on everyone involved. Our cloud-based school management software includes 33 years of continuous refinements and innovations that further your program and revenue goals. If you offer classes, lessons, camps or trainings, you'll find feature sets expressly designed for you that integrate with our core enrollment, scheduling, accounting, reporting and outreach tools. And you can get a seamless weave with your existing website. View Profile
Our pledge is to drastically simplify your school administration and reduce your workload. MySchool's automation tools will make light work of capturing attendance, compiling reports, issuing invoices or reaching out to your community (via SMS, email or the web). Fully web-based (and PC, Mac and tablet compatible), MySchool keeps your community informed. TRY OUT our FREE 30 day trial and judge for yourself. Pricing is inclusive of training, hosting, support and customisation. View Profile
by SCAN Business Systems
Built for small to mid-sized schools in Adult and Higher Education, Campus Cafe has been in business for almost 30 years and is the only truly integrated school administration software system that manages the full student life-cycle. Campus Cafe is a very affordable suite of software that unifies the Admissions, Student Services, Business Office and Alumni/Development in a single database, saving you money from fewer resources and less errors. View Profile
Your complete solution for School Management Software! Enjoy an easy solution for attendance, grades, records, daycare, lunch, accounting, student ID cards, time clock, and much more! Our online registration feeds data directly to your school records database. Accounting includes budgeting, payroll, accounts receivable, and more. Parents access grades, tuition payment, attendance, behavior, calendar, and more on the parent portal. Per student pricing makes PraxiSchool affordable for all schools! View Profile
Designed for higher education, Populi is web-based college management. It covers academics, admissions, online learning, student billing, financial aid, donations, contacts, library, bookstore, and more. Secure and intuitive, everyone at your school can use it. Our plain, simple pricing scales with your enrollment with no hidden fees or upfront costs. Every customer gets friendly, responsive customer support, together with implementation, data migration, training, and software updates. View Profile
Our cloud-based PK-12 school administrative software solution is trusted by thousands of schools worldwide. Save time and money with easy-to-use software for Attendance, Scheduling, Web Gradebook, Report Cards, Discipline, Online Forms, Billing, Accounting, Web Portals, Mobile Apps, Cafeteria, Library, Nurse, Admissions with Online Applications and Forms, Development and much more. View Profile
Collegix is a complete and customizable solution for colleges and universities. Offering robust functionality and fully integrated modules, Collegix delivers the tools and processes higher education needs to run smoothly, efficiently and cost effectively. Collegix includes Web-based self service components and windows-based office modules that totally support Admissions, Advancement, Finance, HR, and Student operations. View Profile
Designed by educators, Edvance is a user-friendly online school management software for K-12 schools. Easily create no-conflict schedules and save time. Enjoy cloud-based access to efficient software with our products: admissions, student and teacher profiles, workloads, timetabling, course planning, academic reporting, gradebook, attendance, behaviour/discipline, message center, IEP builder and curriculum management. Inquire about our custom solutions. View Profile
by EMPOWER Student Information Systems
EMPOWER is a fully integrated student information system supporting the management needs of colleges and universities. Its modular design supports ease and efficiency in recruitment, admissions, records/registration, degree audit, financial aid, student billing, alumni relations and much more. The EMPOWER database offers the industry-best security allowing data to be stored in one central location, managed, updated and accessed in real-time. Cloud-based or self-hosted options available. View Profile
RollCall is designed for education organizations serving adult learners. It is easy to install, learn and maintain. RollCall is a total school administration solution flexible enough to support your unique needs with user-defined data and built-in report/forms writers. Install as a multi-user network and connect web portals to the central database. One flat price makes budgeting easy. Purchase includes initial data conversion, 6 months of unlimited support/on-line training and product upgrades. View Profile
by Surfside Lighthouse Group
Surfside Lighthouse is a comprehensive integrated student information system. Bring the power of Surfside Lighthouse to bear on every task involved in managing your students - Database; Schedule; Report Card; Attendance; Discipline; Transcript; Progress reports; Guidance; Teacher Access; Gradebook; Web Access and Health Records. Serving schools since 1981, we take pride in being one of the most experienced publishers of school administrative software. We offer special prices for small schools. View Profile
SchoolBrains is an intuitive, feature rich solution with concierge-level service and ultra-competitive pricing. The first choice for schools serious about making data-driven decisions and slashing budgets. Our unified solution offers one place to quickly and easily view all critical school, personnel, classroom and student data. SchoolBrains difference: Saving schools time, money and eliminating frustration so you can concentrate on what's important, educating your kids and running your schools View Profile
Top School Administration Software
From scheduling to attendance to grading, School Administration software is designed to save teachers and administrators time and energy so they can get back to what matters most: their students. Below is a quick overview of the most popular School Administration software options as measured by customers, users, and social presence. To see a comprehensive list, please visit our School Administration Software Directory.
The Top 20 Most Popular
School Administration Software
Rankings and bar segment lengths are determined using a weighted scoring system that awards points for total metrics (e.g. total customers) and rank within a data set (e.g. ranked 1st in customers).
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Since 2001, the U.S. education system has operated under the No Child Left Behind Act, which set up new testing standards for schools in hopes of spurring a higher quality system. Unfortunately this law left several gaps and created its own issues. Now the President has signed new reforms into law to fix previous issues. Here is what those reforms will mean for your state and school.
Introducing cellphones into the classroom has been a taboo for years now, however with new and exciting apps and capabilities, smartphones can be a useful teaching tool in the classroom. This guide will show you the benefits of smartphones for everyday classroom use.