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Flawed Schoolnet system to go dark on June 30

The State Department of Education will pull the plug on the Schoolnet instructional management system on June 30, the department’s chief technology officer told lawmakers Wednesday. Idaho EdNews reports that the department has been looking for a path away from the Schoolnet mess since March,  when state auditors issued a scathing report that said the stat had sunk $61.5 million into a statewide system that failed to provide timely and useful information to classroom teachers.

“We knew there were a lot of things to fix,” said chief technology officer Chris Campbell. The fixes are ongoing, even as school districts look to replace Schoolnet with an instructional management system of their own choosing. Idaho Education News reporter Kevin Richert has a full report here.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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