Table of Contents: District Administration, Sep 2010

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Cover Story

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.

Features

Feature

The Great Recession compels school districts to teach dollars and sense.
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.
Five years post-Katrina, Paul Vallas continues to rebuild the New Orleans Recovery School District.
Districts are struggling to maintain safety and security when budgets are cut.
The computing giants compete to provide powerful online applications to school districts—for free.

Opinion

Student Counsel

A recent survey finds guidance counselors receiving low marks from graduates.

Solutions

Problem/Solution

Stockton (Calif.) Unified School District promotes healthy recess activities to reduce chaos on the school yard and ultimately in the classroom.

Administrator Profile

CEO Eugene Sanders, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

District Profile

Western Heights (Okla.) Public Schools

Briefings

Inside The Law

The U.S. Department of Education has earmarked $350 million in Race to the Top grants for states to develop new assessments for the Common Core Standards.
Tuition voucher program support has been withering under the Obama administration as it phases out the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.

News Update

In Disney's Planet Challenge, students nationwide are asked to identify an environmental issue in their local community and come up with a solution that they will manage and document from start to finish.
Detroit is the next city to throw away the administrative reins and open the doors for an all-teacher-led school.
Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools embarks on its second year of collecting data for grant project from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Many fear resegregation will occur in the Wake County (N.C.) Public School System after it changed busing policy.

Departments

School districts across the nation are making budget cuts in a previously taboo area—safety.
Edugaming in New Content Areas
The latest in hardware, software, books and materials, facilities and the Internet.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan