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When a corporation mismanages finances, employees and stockholders often suffer. When a school district’s funds are mismanaged or stolen, the potential negative consequences include: Unsafe schools. Some of the schools […]
In most districts, booster clubs, PTAs and other entities manage funds at risk of fraud or mismanagement. Districts should clarify that outside-group fundraising is not managed by the school, says […]
Mitigating financial risk means one person alone never sells tickets or collects money at a Wayzata High School football game in the Minneapolis suburbs.
Adding coding to the curriculum offers a new way to engage students in learning. Here are some ideas for connecting coding to the elementary curriculum.
Today’s student must learn to code. Yet, many districts struggle to implement comprehensive coding programs that work for students in various schools and grades, and that keep up with advancing technology.
The following sites will help educators get started—or enhance—K12 coding programs. Code.org Scratch CS First Fisher Price Code-a-Pillar Cubelets Little Bits Dash and Dot Main story: Code to consistency in […]
Some vendors have developed tech tools that will solve the challenges of teaching and assessing student writing effectively. We asked several experts to share their thoughts about writing assessment concerns […]
For most school districts, internet filters are crucial for complying with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which requires restricting students from accessing inappropriate online content. Filtering also allows districts […]
For the past two years, leaders at Muhlenberg South Middle School in Greenville, Kentucky, have been working to decrease the number of teacher absences as part of a wider effort […]
When Upton High School in Wyoming switched from a traditional to a self-paced education model last year, Weston County School District Superintendent Summer Stephens’ 15-year-old daughter reacted the way many […]
At 1:30 a.m. on the Friday before Labor Day, the Beaverton School District’s fire suppression system deployed explosively into the room that housed the heart of the district’s computer network. […]
Pizitz Middle School, located in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, committed to raise enough money to build a well in Uganda. Working with a local nonprofit, school leaders kicked off […]
Want to improve your district’s retirement offerings for teachers? Start by ensuring that you understand these terms. Defined benefit (DB) plan. A retirement plan in which an employer promises a […]
In August, Woodbrook Elementary School in Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia completed a renovation and expansion that features much larger classrooms to facilitate multiage learning. Each family at Woodbrook […]
Multiage classrooms are, by design, more focused on projects and interdisciplinary learning than traditional, teacher-focused classrooms. For that reason, they usually look different than traditional classrooms full of desks. Furnishing […]
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