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What tech admins should consider when taking districts paperless

Going paperless with forms and approval flows that need to be seen by school staff, teachers, and parents seems like a no-brainer these days. Max, Technology Analyst with Oakland Unified School District, couldn't agree more. Everyone at his district was also on the same page: moving all their key forms and processes was a long-overdue step in the right direction. Still, knowing where to start can feel overwhelming. We put together this quick guide to help you decide which forms technology departments can start with on their paperless initiatives to deliver fast wins for the entire district. 

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An inspiring Saturday with high school coders in Oakland

This past Saturday, we had the pleasure of participating in Oakland Hacks, a hackathon for high school students from all around the Bay Area, hosted by Oakland Technical High School. (For those who don't know, a hackathon is an event where a group of people get together and break into groups to "hack" or code a project together over the course of a day or two, with prizes often handed out at the end of the event)

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