Sponsored by the International Network of Principals' Centers"Thisunique book leads to higher levels of student performance byproviding a thoughtful context and practical framework forunderstanding the potential of technology to enrich teaching andlearning." --Lois B. Cohn, IBM certified business transformationconsultant "At last educators have a resource that offers a user-friAndlyapproach to applying technology to student learning andorganizational growth." --Judith R. Fox, superintendent of schools, Byram Hills SchoolDistrict, Armonk, New York The push for higher educational standards and greateraccountability has increased the demand for better information onthe progress of schools and their students. Yet few schools anddistricts have the technological infrastructure to gather usefuland credible data. This timely volume explores the ways in whicheducators can use technology to improve academic environments, school operations, and learning outcomes. From the classroom to the school district, Information Technologyfor Schools presents successful approaches to using technology toserve different educational priorities. The contributing authorsdiscuss the challenge of planning integrated information systems, establishing benchmarks to measure overall progress, and harnessingtechnology to improve curriculum and teaching practice. Theyhighlight practical questions for educational stakeholders andprovide sound advice on building effective information technologysystems.