Go paperless: Next-gen document management in K-12 education
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Educators have a long history of investing in technology to help students learn and thrive. While an increasing number of school districts are petitioning for digital enhancements within the classroom, many are met with funding, administrative, and incentive challenges. Because of these ongoing barriers, more than 50 percent of school districts still operate in an outdated, costly, and inefficient paper-first world. ‘We’ve always done it this way’ is just not cutting it anymore.
To better understand how educators are approaching digital workflows, we surveyed 200 K-12 school administrators and teachers. We found that 89 percent of school districts plan to introduce digital workflows, both for student-facing forms and internal ones like staff onboarding, but they face several barriers in getting across the finish line.
Administrators and teachers across the country identified the following as some of the most common reasons school districts struggle to convert workflows from paper to digital:
- 83 percent face barriers related to families’ access to the technology required for digital paperwork
- 81 percent find it difficult for families to implement or comply with digital-first practices
- 71 percent struggle to find the funds needed to fully digitally transform their district