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When Polk County Public Schools started its wellness program back in the late 1980s, the district hoped to get employees moving with weekend fun runs and weight-loss challenges. “Everybody thought […]
Longtime Superintendent Bill Harrison started recruiting teachers from abroad in 1997 in the face of a shortage in North Carolina. “We thought international teachers would not only fill a slot […]
About 13,000 overseas-trained teachers worked in the U.S. on H-1B and J-1 visas in 2012, down from a peak of nearly 20,000 in 2009, according to a report from Education […]
The PTA at an elementary school on New York’s Upper East Side raised nearly $1 million in one school year—about $1,260 per student. In a wealthy suburb of Boston, an […]
Digital library content spans fiction, nonfiction, test prep, professional development materials and more. Overdrive’s catalog has 4 million ebooks, audiobooks and videos, and is used by 17,000 schools worldwide, says […]
Michele Henriquez checks the State Department’s website on an almost daily basis looking for new travel alerts, which are issued for short-term events abroad such as political unrest or even […]
Advocates of design thinking in education know what you’ve heard. “Its hard to look at design thinking and not see it as a buzzword” says Ryan Bretag, director of instructional […]
Empathize: Gather information from users In action: Fourth-graders in Colorado solicited ideas from local residents to help their city redesign a local park. Define: Frame the problem In action: Administrators […]
As a math teacher at Harry S. Truman High School in the Bronx, Sheldon Vleck didn’t give much thought to the master schedule. “I never saw it. The only thing […]
San Diego USD sets guidelines for master scheduling, including: Prioritizing English learners and students with IEPs to ensure on-time graduation Assigning teacher prep time to enable collaboration within departments or […]
Online resources: Abl: https://ablschools.com/ Rediker: https://www.rediker.com/solutions/student-information-system/scheduling USA Scheduler: http://unbouncepages.com/usa-scheduler-software-capterra/ Prime Timetable: http://www.primetimetable.com/#intro%26id%3D09c6044a-1a05-4f99-b9a6-fa7f3cc8a0f9 Asc Timetables: https://www.asctimetables.com/ LINK TO MAIN ARTICLE: Strategies for mastering school schedules Abby Spegman is a freelance writer […]
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