Table of Contents: District Administration, April 2012

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Cover Story

Hidden money will help you construct and maintain your buildings.

Features

Feature

How administrators can sift through the noise to find their voice on Twitter and refine their personal learning network.
A new IB Career-related Certificate program will pair academic rigor and international focus with technical training.

District CIO

Tech @ Work

The U.S. Department of Education uses this district as a prime example of a district doing it right

Feature

Plan to upgrade your district’s infrastructure for increased capacity and security.

Opinion

Supervisors Opinion

These six ideas can help you work more efficiently and effectively.

Crisis Response

Multifaceted approaches to making a difference.

New Directions

What happens when our basic assumptions about schooling no longer apply?

Student Counsel

Counselors should always be vigilant in addressing the reality of bullying.

Online Edge

The near term holds some big challenges for schools to navigate.

Going Mobile

Solutions

District Profile

Funding and partnerships with higher ed institutions can help increase professional development resources.

Administrator Profile

EdVantages’ and Performance Academies’ founder stresses the values of fitness, as well as back to basics curriculum, to address the whole child.

Briefings

News Update

The shortage of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in schools has caused some districts to choose virtual speech therapy.
When H.R. 3989, the Student Success Act, reached the House floor in late February, the controversy surrounding it followed.
One Colorado district adopted a software system that details the ingredients of every meal served at every school.
District says that its intent was to abide by the guidelines set forth by the Children’s Internet Protection Act.
Duncan announces a new competitive grant to show teachers a little respect.

Facilities Update

West Babylon (N.Y.) Union Free School District school was set ablaze while the gym floor was being refinished on the final day of the school’s winter vacation.
Includes a first-of-its-kind ship simulator for learning how to navigate ships in ports.

Departments

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Dozens of social learning networks have been created specifically for education to emphasize 21st century skills, project-based learning and collaboration.