Table of Contents: District Administration, January 2012

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Cover Story

They provide economies-of-scale on hardware, networking and storage capability.

Features

Feature

Administrators are using different approaches for hiring teachers.
A PD expert offers options to meet the needs of your district.
Missouri grants district two-and-a-half years to turn around academic performance—or else.
Accelerating costs are driving some districts to outsource these services.

District CIO

Feature

Identity and Access Management is introducing significant instructional and security efficiencies in K12 districts.

CIO News

Clintondale (Mich.) Community Schools’ high school has turned the traditional school day upside-down.

Opinion

Professional Opinion

Student Counsel

Those who hold leadership roles within our schools must come to terms with the fact that standards, curriculum, instruction, assessments and accountability will only get you so far in improving student achievement.

Online Edge

The time is now for some serious reinvention for schools.

Going Mobile

Solutions

District Profile

Mason County (Ky.) School District

Administrator Profile

Superintendent Jose M. Torres, Illinois School District U-46

Briefings

News Update

Mounting research shows that addressing the inner lives of teachers may combat teaching stresses.
WPI are Wheelock College are two of many higher education institutions nationwide focusing on preparing its undergraduates to teach STEM topics inside the classroom.
Longitudinal data is improving nationwide, but states must also help stakeholders access this data to inform decisions and improve student achievement.
New state-by-state school finance formula database may offer solutions to fractured systems.
There is some skepticism regarding the effectiveness of School Improvement Grants (SIGs) on the part of those districts that are not eligible to receive them, according to a new study.

Departments