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A recent study entitled Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic (http://gradnation.org/sites/default/files/18006_CE_BGN_Full_vFNL.pdf) was released by the Everyone Graduates at Johns Hopkins University School of Education (http://www.every1graduates.org/) and Civic Enterprises (http://www.civicenterprises.net/home), in partnership with America’s Promise (http://www.americaspromise.org/), and the Alliance for Excellent Education (http://all4ed.org/).  It is an excellent study with […]

 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, from the Republic of Korea, discussed last week at the UN how education can lead to world peace.  I wondered – was this founded on actual research?  And if so, what kind of education are we talking about?  So, I did the usual thing and Googled “Education and World Peace”.  My search led […]

Want to know a little more about xdAD?  Here are 10 reasons why xdAD is the Identity Management solution you need. 1. xdAD was built just for school districts from day one. xdAD is the latest in our line of Identity Management products and replaces Visual CASEL.  Built for school districts with the input and […]

Rural America

Before I start today’s article, let me tell you a little story about how I grew up. I was raised on 35 acres of land about 15 miles outside of St. Louis, MO. My parents, grandparents, and other family members have lived on this land for nearly 100 years. My grandparents farmed the ground where […]

Student Data Privacy

Last week, I talked about the Student Digital Privacy Act and stated my opinion that it was not enough.  I received some detailed explanations about the Act from Amelia Vance (Twitter: @ameliaivance), who is the Director of Education Data & Technology at NASBE .  Thank you for taking the time to respond in such a detailed […]

It is National Teachers Appreciation Week this week, a much-needed week for the people in charge of educating our future leaders and our priceless children.  At CPSI, we have been involved exclusively with K-12 since our inception over 25 years ago.  That is saying a lot for a technology company!  In the early days, there […]

As a vendor, CPSI has always been cognizant of student privacy.  Remember, we were founded in 1990 – BEFORE the internet was even readily available at schools!  In those days, it was very easy to keep student privacy as long as teachers or administrators didn’t share passwords.  Everything was kept at the district level, and […]

CPSI, Ltd., the leading provider in Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) Association standard solutions for K-12 school districts and states, is proud to announce the certification of the xDBroker and offer the license for no cost to school districts and state education agencies.  The xDBroker accommodates the latest version of the SIF Framework, SIF 3.x, a […]

Michelle Elia, President of CPSI, Ltd., was selected to present the technical community the SIFA (Schools Interoperability Framework Association) North American Board of Directors for the upcoming year.  Elia joins the other 14 Board members from various school districts, states, organizations and educational companies. Asked why she wanted to be a member of the Board […]

In response to President Obama’s call to better protect student privacy, CPSI announced today that it has signed the Student Privacy Pledge sponsored by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and The Future of Privacy Forum. It joins more than 130 K-12 technology providers who have pledged to safeguard student privacy by agreeing to […]

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