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Standards-Based Grading Explained

Every four years, people across the globe plop themselves down in front of the television to watch the Summer Olympics. Gymnastics is one of the more popular events in the summer games. Not every gymnast is going to garner perfect 10s like Mary Lou Retton at the 1984 Summer Olympics, however. Gymnasts get scored on […]

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See you at NCSC!

Conference season is upon us, and we’re ready and rarin’ to go! This year, we’ll have team members at both ISTE (the International Society for Technology in Education Conference & Expo) and NCSC – the 2016 National Charter Schools Conference (#NCSC16) in Nashville (June 26-29). We’re super excited for our second year at NCSC. Last […]

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See you at ISTE!

Yes, we’re going, and yes, we’re excited! This will be our first year at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference & Expo (#ISTE2016) here in Denver (June 26-29), and we just. can’t. wait. We can’t wait to learn about all the new technologies that have been dreamed up to tweak, strengthen, and perhaps […]

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All About SEL

A Happy Coincidence? Remember when Adam Sandler movies were actually funny? It’s been a while since The Sandman has had a movie worth quoting, but one of his classics was the 1995 hit “Billy Madison.” As many no doubt know, this is the story of spoiled rich kid whose father paid his teachers to give […]

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Data Manager Superhero

Why Does My School Need a Data Manager?

The Superheroes Behind the Monitor: An Introduction to School Data Management When you sit back and think about it, school data managers are like superheroes. Just look at Professor X or Tony Stark. Both superheroes rely heavily on computers to do good in the world – Cerebro and Jarvis, respectively. But it’s Xavier and Stark […]

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Conference Cliffnotes

California Charter School Association | College Attainment | Conference CliffNotes

Here at Schoolrunner, we often have team members flying around the country to attend interesting conferences on both education and edtech. Being the data-dorks that we are, we love taking notes on all the things we see and learn at these talks. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend California Charter School Association’s 2016 Conference in […]

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Teamwork: Our Core Value #4

Teamwork is our fourth core value here at Schoolrunner, and it’s really the one that brings all other values together. Whether we’re looking for a passionate new team member, designing a new method for client communication, or responding to an urgent support need, none of it’s possible without our team. A strong team, aligned to […]

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Spotting At-Risk Students

At Risk If you want to explore the backcountry of the Colorado mountains, you must first learn to spot risk factors for the dangers of wild nature, like avalanches. Often it can be something seemingly small – a loud sound from afar, a fallen tree, or rambunctious wildlife that can cause a massive slide. This […]

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