New elementary and middle school rankings take a deeper look at test scores

New rankings of the nation's best elementary and middle schools consider demographics and other factors within individual states.

A retiring superintendent’s message to his flock: ‘Thank you’

Lincoln County R-III Superintendent Mark Penny will soon close out his 16 years as a superintendent, 13 of which were with his current post. He shared with District Administration the highlights of his career and what he looks forward to next.

Happy anniversary ChatGPT: How has generative AI impacted K12 education?

According to data from Turnitin shared with District Administration, the company has flagged at least four million student papers for containing 80% of content likely written by AI.

K12 in 2023: What’s improved, and which issues still linger?

Student behavior and teacher shortages are among the list of challenges these two superintendents say still linger in their districts post-pandemic.

Bolder visions: What 6 new strategic plans look like online

Graduation is no longer the goal in the latest wave of strategic plans. Superintendents and their teams are increasingly expanding their focus to ensuring their graduates find academic and professional success after completing high school.

AI’s impact on STEM education: 3 takeaways from FETC’s latest webinar

Earlier this month, the Future of Education Technology Conference hosted another webinar as part of its "Road to FETC 2024" series. In this session, FETC Conference Chair Jennifer Womble is joined by STEAM educators, K12 experts and edtech consultants who discuss the various ways AI is transforming STEM for the better.

The 3 important partnerships that help this superintendent make a difference

K12 partnerships at the Greenfield Union School District are driving esports, robotics, innovation and leadership, says Superintendent Zandra Jo Galván. "I'm excited about the future for kids," she exclaims.

Substitute teachers are in short supply. What are districts doing to cope?

Administrators are turning to creative solutions to make substitute teaching more desirable. Most commonly, leaders are making efforts to boost pay, especially in high-needs areas.

ESSER drop: New calculations aim to measure the fiscal cliff

Superintendents may need to add the phrase "ESSER exposure" to their list of things not to look forward to as the COVID relief expiration date approaches.

Civics education has declined globally, but how dramatically?

The United States isn't the only country that's lagging behind in civics education, a new analysis suggests. Globally, students—particularly 8th graders—don't have a frim grasp on the topic.

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