Shawna De La Rosa

Why a K-12 CIO is always on call

Tacoma Public Schools CIO Ed Grassia's data recovery plan covers not just hackers, but also earthquakes, floods, fires or the potential volcanic eruption of nearby Mount Rainier.

Paraprofessional training produces big benefits

Administrators need not break the bank or disrupt daily schedules to offer paraprofessional training that ensures the success of students who need extra support.

Explore these resources for paraeducator PD

Paraeducator professional development resource options include: LRP Publications offers a range of DirectSTEP courses for paraeducators on topics such as child development, collaborating with teachers,...

Earpiece powers real-time paraeducator PD

An earpiece, along with technology developed at the University of Washington College of Education, now helps administrators provide PD to paraeducators while they're working with students.

Language adds up for ELLs in K12 math instruction

Charlotte “Nadja” Trez, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' executive director of ELL Services, firmly believes in maintaining rigorous math standards for all ELL students, and embedding language lessons in math instruction.

High-stakes K12 testing

In most of the developed world, high-stakes tests make or break a student's future, sometimes before the age of 12. Many countries use national benchmarks...

How to participate in spaceflight experiments program

Applications are due at the end of each school year. Schools should have at least 300 students who can participate in experiments. Projects can be...

Student-led suicide prevention education provides best results

The suicide rate among 10- to 14-year-olds is on the rise. While the statistics are dire, a solution seems to be taking shape. Prevention...

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