MACRO CONNECT BLOG & NEWS

Maintaining Business Continuity

Maintaining Business Continuity

Emergencies can often leave businesses scrambling to keep their employees both safe and productive. Infectious diseases like COVID-19 spread quickly from person to person, and as we have seen, lead to drastic social distancing and even lock-down scenarios. A powerful...

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Our New Cyber Security Training Program

Our New Cyber Security Training Program

The task of keeping sensitive data, computers and networks safe from hackers and other cyber criminals is never-ending. Every time security systems like firewalls and virus detection software are updated, the bad guys invent new ways to get around them. You’d probably...

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2020 Michigan Competitive School Safety Grant Program

2020 Michigan Competitive School Safety Grant Program

Transcript: Hey everyone, it’s Adam at Macro Connect, and I’m here to announce that the Competitive School Safety Grant program is back for fiscal year 2020. This is a great opportunity for your school or district to get access to funding to help upgrade or install...

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Detroit

Big Brothers Big Sisters Detroit

One of the core values that has guided Macro Connect’s impact on Detroit is “Community Minded.” Our team members live that out by choosing a local non-profit organization and volunteering at least 5 hours every month. With a team of 24 employees, that will add up to...

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The 2020 E-Rate Update

The 2020 E-Rate Update

In 2020, there will be an important and unexpected change to the E-Rate Program from the FCC. We wanted to make sure you have all the correct information: The new Five-Year Category Two funding approach has been made permanent, but rates will not reset until 2021....

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Looking Back at 2019

Looking Back at 2019

In order to know where you’re going, it's important to look back at where you’ve been. While celebrating our 22nd birthday, we took time to reflect on our favorite moments and major achievements from 2019. We’ve grown significantly in every meaning of the word, now...

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How You Can Benefit From A School Safety Grant

How You Can Benefit From A School Safety Grant

The Rising Atmosphere of School Safety Since 1999 there have been almost 300 school shootings, over 25% of schools don’t have a written safety plan, 15% of students admit to experiencing some form of digital bullying, and 6% of students report missing school at least...

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Harmonizing School Technology and Operations

Harmonizing School Technology and Operations

School Operations and Technology are are two sides of the same coin, but which comes first? On one hand, you need transportation, staff training, and internal communication processes facilitated by a Chief Operations Officer to make a school function smoothly. On the...

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Start of Year Checklist

Start of Year Checklist

The summer heat seems to have broken just in time for the new school year. Students have their new backpacks and shoes and their parents are eager to get them back in the classroom. Depending on your school, you may already be a week into teaching or the first day may...

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Noteworthy News in Education Technology

Noteworthy News in Education Technology

Part of our mission is to keep schools up to date on the latest noteworthy news in the education technology space. Below are three important items that we think everyone should read about. Modernizing the E-Rate Program For over 20 years, the E-Rate program has...

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Cyber Security Staff Training Program

Cyber Security Staff Training Program

If you keep up with our blog regularly, you’ll remember our recent post about five great ways to introduce students to the world of Cyber Security. It can both start them down a path to great career opportunities and keep them safer in their personal digital...

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5 Ways to Introduce Students to Cyber Security Studies

5 Ways to Introduce Students to Cyber Security Studies

Digital threats are everywhere. As more and more people save personal information online, whether that’s with retailers, school districts, or even the federal government, the need for Cyber Security grows increasingly important. To meet that need, we must train a...

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Detroit PowerSchool Summit

Detroit PowerSchool Summit

PowerSchool is the leading provider of K-12 education application technology. Their cutting-edge Student Information System empowers thousands of educators to deliver an outstanding education to millions of students. With that dedication to innovation and education...

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Celebrating Excellence at The Carnegie Institute

Celebrating Excellence at The Carnegie Institute

As a Detroit born and raised company, we are regularly humbled by the amazing work our clients do right here in our community. This month we wanted to pause to recognize the ongoing contributions our friends at Carnegie Institute have made to training a highly...

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Our School Data Superpower

Our School Data Superpower

Our School Data SuperpowerWe're going to be talking about your student information system, some areas of concern that we've seen with our clients, and some possible solutions to help you get those problems solved. We don't wear any S's on our shirts, but we have...

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Prepare for the End of the Year

Prepare for the End of the Year

It’s getting warmer. Spring break is either over or just about to start. The end of the year is in sight. But while students get to take the summer off, as teachers and administrators, you’ve got quite a bit of work to do. From tidying up this year to planning for...

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March Education Technology Conferences

March Education Technology Conferences

At the end of March the Macro Connect team took its talents on the road across the Midwest to two different conferences. Our team started the first leg of their journey in Michigan City, Indiana at the 2019 Midwest PowerSchool User Group Conference. Our team got a...

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