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Visit Us at NCEA 2018!

National Catholic Educational Association Convention & Expo 2018 This April marks another trip to the annual NCEA convention in Cincinnati, OH. Educators from all over the world gather to discuss the latest trends, technologies and research in this sprawling yet personal convention. Over the past several years, Sycamore has proudly attended this get-together because it…

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First Year as a Programmer – Sycamore Education

  What’s It Like? About a year ago, I began my journey as a developer at Sycamore Education. I had just endured a grueling year-long career search, having just graduated with the life-long dream of a college degree under my belt. I was just set to run off to the pacific northwest when I received…

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Working Remotely | 5 Advantages

  All in a hard day’s work. For much of the last ninety or so years, companies across the country have generally agreed that a work day should consist of eight hours and a work week five days. But how did we reach this consensus? Well, first, the short answer is that the length of…

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What is (SIS)?

What is a Student Information System?   As we move further into the digital age, more schools are turning to technology to better organize themselves and their learning environments. Educational technology, in its many forms, is today providing both administrators and teachers with capabilities and conveniences that their predecessors – just a few short generations…

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An Effective Classroom: 5 Tips

The word effective carries with it a certain assumption of prior planning or forethought. The very definition hints at its intentional nature: adequate to accomplish a purpose – producing the intended or expected result. 5 The most effective educators are those who head into the lesson with a clear and logical game plan. However, being…

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Net Neutrality

What Is It?   Perhaps you’ve heard the term net neutrality thrown around on the internet, 24-hour news cycle or even amongst friends. What does it mean, though? Net neutrality is a principle that holds that internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all data sources equally, forbidding them from discriminating by user, source, or content.…

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Click-A-Less Contest

Sycamore has grown from its humble beginnings as a website that does simple attendance and admissions to a full-fledged web-based application that has over 300 integrated features. This growth has been largely organic, stemming from the conversations we have with our customers on a daily basis.   300 features sound great, but it can be…

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PayJunction Provides Integral Financial Services for Sycamore

Here at Sycamore, one of our trademark sayings is that we are an all-inclusive school management system, meaning we don’t nickel and dime schools for extra modules and features. With one monthly price, schools have access to our school management system in its entirety.   Of course, we can’t do it all on our own.…

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Year-end Closeout Final Class Session to Complete School Year

Well, teachers, Sycamore would love to be the first to congratulate you on another successful school year! Whether this was your first year of teaching, or your 30th, surely the school year brought many ups and downs, as it always does.   No matter the roller coaster ride that a school year can be, however,…

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Sycamore Ecstatic to Acknowledge Teacher Appreciation Week

As the school year continues to wind down, excitement is in the air. After another productive year of knowledge and growth, students are always ready for their summer vacation to start. A multitude of tests, quizzes, projects, assignments, and various other academic engagements played a part in students earning their summer break.   What sometimes…

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