A whopping 80 percent of school ed tech leaders say their districts are using cloud-based software, according to exclusive data from EdWeek Market Brief. Of that usage, about four of five district leaders are using cloud-based systems from third-party servers, or those offsite and at less risk of data loss.

From productivity suites to management tools, K–12 schools are finding the cloud to be a successful means to boost efficiency in cost-effective ways.

“I think the cloud has kind of a water wheel effect, where the more we add applications, the more it just feeds off itself and we can derive more efficiencies,” Steven Langford, CIO at Beaverton School District.

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