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Articles by Ron Schachter
District Administration, September 2012
Postgraduation for Special Needs Students
Programs for students with learning disabilities help them move forward into the workforce and/or college.
District Administration, July/Aug 2012
How to Start Online Schooling
Quick tips for administrators.
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Virtual Schooling
The learning curve for launching programs is well worth the effort.
District Administration, June 2012
Geography Skills Become Essential in the Job Market
Geography for a Flat World
Schools are only beginning to prepare students for a changing landscape.
District Administration, May 2012
SPECIAL RECRUITMENT REPORT: Hard Acts to Follow
It’s not easy when the previous superintendent has been a powerhouse reformer. This is the second in a two-story special recruitment report in this issue.
District Administration, April 2012
Creating a Robust and Safe BYOD Program
Plan to upgrade your district’s infrastructure for increased capacity and security.
District Administration, March 2012
Building an Ed Tech Dream Team
If you could put together a staff to make the most of educational technology in your district, what would it look like?
District Administration, February 2012
A New Prescription for Fighting Drug Abuse
Raising student awareness about the consequences of prescription drugs has taken on a new urgency.
District Administration, January 2012
Doing What is Required Under Special Ed Laws
Seeking Savings in Special Ed
Accelerating costs are driving some districts to outsource these services.
District Administration, Nov/Dec 2011
How to Avoid Testing Irregularities
One administrator uses professional development to steer clear of inadvertent violations of testing protocol.
Taking the Helm in Cheating Scandals
District leaders are increasing security and laying down the law to avert cheating on high-stakes tests.
District Administration, October 2011
Tips for a Successful Science Fair
K12 administrators, looking to encourage quality student projects, can follow these suggestions from various experts.
How Are Science Fairs Faring?
As districts pull back, fair organizers promote STEM and recruit young scientists, and corporations are offering national competitions to fill the void.
District Administration, September 2011
The Road to Rigor
Raising the bar across the curriculum has become serious business.
SIDEBAR, September 2011
Raising the Bar for the Learning Disabled in Florida
Almost all of the 15 percent of Florida’s public school students identified as having learning disabilities are not exempt from the state’s push for rigor.
District Administration, Jul 2011
The Social Media Dilemma
While some districts are making the most of popular social networks, others are not choosing the "Like" button.
District Administration, June 2011
Exploding state budget deficits are forcing administrators to cut their own jobs.
District Administration, Apr 2011
Helping STEM Take Root
School districts ramp up science, technology, engineering and math curriculum as it gains more attention locally and nationally.
District Administration, Mar 2011
Global Learning Scales Up
Districts build on the success of private, internationally oriented schools and foreign language programs.
District Administration, Nov 2010
A Call for Technology Leadership
New recommendations urge every superintendent to have a technology strategy—or risk falling behind.
SIDEBAR, Nov 2010
New Web site doubles as online community and professional development center.
District Administration, Oct 2010
The Price of a Good Education
Do per-pupil expenditures equal school success?
District Administration, Sep 2010
DA's 10th Annual Salary Survey: A Salary Recession for School Administrators?
In addition to the 2009-2010 salary survey data from Educational Research Services, DA shows how administrators are feeling their share of pain given the economic stranglehold on district budgets.
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