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Addressing Learning Loss and Social-Emotion Disruption: Technology in Post-COVID K-12

The COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges to students, educators, and parents. Some school districts had already integrated tech into their classrooms before COVID-19, so the shift to distance learning wasn’t their biggest hurdle.   Lightspeed Systems had the opportunity to meet with Stacy Royster, Chief Technology Officer for Opelika City Schools

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“What are we going to do?”: A Proactive Rather Than Reactive Approach to School Violence

Lightspeed Systems hosted Mr. Frank DeAngelis, retired principal at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, who spoke with our webinar attendees and staff regarding the fateful events of April 20, 1999. As shootings and other violent incidents continue to affect schools, Mr. DeAngelis believes that, unfortunately, districts may need

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7 Lessons Learned from the Columbine Tragedy

7 Lessons Learned from the Columbine Tragedy Retired principal of Columbine High School, Frank DeAngelis, joined us for an insightful webinar discussion on critical lessons learned from that fateful day on April 20th, 1999. From both response and recovery standpoints,

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How Online Student Safety Translates to Greater Physical Safety and Emotional Wellbeing

A return to the physical classroom, depending on the particular learning model, may or may not mean a reduction in student time spent online, but that doesn’t mean districts can be any less vigilant regarding dangerous online content threats or inappropriate online

Student Threat Assessment as a School Safety Strategy

Student Threat Assessment as a School Safety Strategy Dr. Dewey Cornell, Professor of Education at the University of Virginia, covers the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines, an evidence-based threat assessment program that is used in schools nationwide, as well as

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Lightspeed Alert™ Helps Caddo Parish Public Schools Address the Youth Mental Health Crisis

Caddo Parish Public Schools (CPPS) in Louisiana administers several of the state’s top-performing schools and has won more than a dozen merit-based awards from the U.S. Department of Education. How does Lightspeed Alert help keep their 37,000 students safe?

Lightspeed Filter™ Saves the Day With Hassle-Free Off-Site Filtering and Powerful Reporting

Not all cloud content filters are created equal. That’s what Director of Technology Justin Dover learned when he deployed Securly at Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, Tennessee. After a few too many speed bumps, Justin left Securly in favor of another cloud

Reimagine the inspired and interactive classroom for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning. Lightspeed Classroom Management™ gives teachers real-time visibility and control of their students’ digital workspaces and online activity.

  • Ensure all students interact with only the right online curriculum — precisely when they’re supposed to use it.
  • Push out vetted curriculum links to all students at the same time.
  • Block inappropriate or distracting web sites and apps.

Ensure scalable & efficient learning device management. The Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ system ensures safe and secure management of student learning resources with real-time visibility and reporting essential for effective distance learning.

  • A centralized, cloud-based solution for infinitely scalable device, application, and policy controls
  • Self-Service App Library, where teachers and students
    can access and install approved curriculum and learning tools
  • Remotely deploy, change, and revoke hundreds of policies and educational applications, while reducing typical downtime and costs

Prevent suicides, cyberbullying, and schoolviolence. Lightspeed Alert™ supports district administrators and selected personnel with advanced AI to detect and report potential threats before it’s too late.

  • Human review
  • Real-time alerts that flag signs of a potential threat
  • Intervene quickly before an incident occurs.
  • Activity logs provide visibility into online activity before and after a flagged event

Protect students from harmful online content. Lightspeed Filter™ is the best-in-class solution that acts as a solid barrier to inappropriate or illicit online content to ensure students’ online safety 24/7.

  • Powered by the most comprehensive database in the industry built through 20 years of web indexing and machine learning.
  • Ensure CIPA compliance
  • Block millions of inappropriate, harmful, and unknown sites, images, and video including YouTube
  • Keep parents informed with the Lightspeed Parent Portal™

Gain complete visibility into students’ online learning. Lightspeed Analytics™ gives districts robust data on the effectiveness of any tools they implement so they can take a strategic approach to their technology stack and streamline reporting.

  • Track education technology adoption and usage trends, eliminate redundancy, and drive ROI
  • Monitor app and content consumption to facilitate early adoption and effective utilization
  • Assess risk with visibility into student data privacy and security compliance