Saving Money with Technology

By Victor Rivero

School districts are feeling pressure to move classrooms into the 21st century at a time when the stock market is in flux, the job market is extremely poor, and “bailout” has become a buzzword.

But even in extremely tight times, school districts have found a way to move forward, often through the use of various forms of technology.

From savvy upstate New York administrators to an economically challenged but hopeful rural southern Georgia school district, to an affluent Minnesota system, part of the trick is in how they all approach their challenges—and leverage the opportunities they create in the process.

“I truly believe that if you want something bad enough and are willing to work for it, then you can find funds to secure those programs that you truly value,” says Cathleen Chamberlain, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in New York’s Oswego City School District.

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