Look at school districts across the country these days, and you'll see a lot of educators with their heads in the cloud. Driven by educators' needs to provide remote access, save money in licensing fees, and help students share their work, cloud-based computing is making serious inroads in education.
Two regions are leading the way: The state of Oregon is two years into the first statewide rollout of Google Apps for Education (aka Google Docs), while the Clarksville-Montgomery County (TN) School System (CMCSS) last year became the first countywide school district to launch Microsoft 365 for Education. Each of these ambitious projects can offer lessons to school districts considering a move to the cloud.
(See my complete article on the topic at www.thejournal.com)