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Articles by Angela Pascopella
District Administration, Jul 2010
K12 Schools Must Fill Need For Digital Media Skills
A recent report out of Northwestern University, "Trust Online: Young Adults' Evaluation of Web Content," finds college students take for granted online information, pointing to the need for public schools to teach these skills.
Special Report: States of Debate: Seeking Justice in San Francisco
Superintendent Carlos Garcia is an outspoken leader for students of all colors and capabilities.
Wind Power Comes to Illinois Districts with Landmark Legislation
Three school districts in Illinois have bonded together to be in the business of wind power.
Motivation Is Key to New Kind of Virtual Learning
A small pilot study using Skype in K12 districts finds that that student motivation is the best indicator of success for this new type of virtual learning.
Unleashing a Quiet Revolution
DA Senior Editor Angela Pascopella recently caught up with U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.
District Administration, Jun 2010
The Next Generation of Science Standards
As the nation prepares for common core standards in math and English language arts, a framework to guide new science standards is getting closer.
Film Exposes Rights Denied to Children
Documentary film, A Right Denied: The Critical Need for Genuine School Reform, examines the need for children of all economic backgrounds in the United States have the same education.
District Administration, May 2010
Strong in Her Convictions
Superintendent of Central Falls (R.I.) Schools Frances Gallo
District Administration, Apr 2010
Common Core Standards are Welcome— with Some Reservations
Education groups respond to the proposed draft of common core standards for K12 in English and math.
RTI Goes Mainstream
Increased education funding and new software and products motivate more districts to buy in to Response-to-Intervention.
SIDEBAR, Apr 2010
Steps in Creating RTI Programs
A Texas District’s Story
SIDEBAR, Mar 2010
A Union’s New Path Forward
Excerpts from Randi Weingarten’s speech pushing teachers union members to support school reform.
District Administration, Mar 2010
Teaching Math with Reasoning
Hank Kepner, president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Common Core Standards Are Welcome, But with Some Questions
Major education groups have praise and reservations.
District Administration, Jan 2010
A Special Ed Alternative
A new private program for special education students helps administrators breathe easier and puts students on track for a successful future.
District Administration, Nov 2009
From Cell Phone Skeptic to Evangelist
Liz Kolb, former teacher and founder of www.cellphonesinlearning.com
Why Teachers Must Go Mobile
A former teacher turned mobile phone expert encourages teachers to use cell phones in lessons.
District Administration, Oct 2009
After Four Years, Aldine Wins
The Aldine (Texas) Independent School District wins the 2009 Broad Prize for Urban Education.
District Administration, Aug 2009
New Maps Infuse 21st Century Skills
New Maps Infuse 21st Century Skills
District Administration, Jun 2009
Business Brings Sustainable Lessons to School
Students learn about energy efficiency with companion curricula that include hands-on projects.
District Administration, May 2009
A Superintendent’s High Expectations
The leader of the Aldine Independent School District talks frankly about district challenges and what she is most proud of.
District Administration, Apr 2009
Ten Years Post-Columbine Conversation with Cynthia Stevenson
The Jefferson County Public Schools superintendent discusses the latest security threat and security solutions.
District Administration "X-Factor", Jan 2009
Freshly baked cookies will be the end product of a cross-curricular financial education project.
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