Facilities & Security

Six keys for an effective school or university investigation

School investigations—whether at a private or public high school, or other institution—pose special problems for school administrators and counsel. The risks are often high, and...

For edtech, a 360-degree defense

When securing edtech infrastructure, district leaders must concentrate on six "layers": physical, network, applications, content, endpoint and cloud/data centers, according to a 2017 report...

The privacy risks of AI use at school

Whether school system leaders realize it or not, voice-activated, artificial intelligence devices such as Alexa and Google Home are becoming a part of classrooms. "I...

Fostering success in and out of the classroom

When Tiffany Anderson took over as superintendent of Jennings School District near St. Louis in 2012, she faced high poverty and low academic achievement....

Additional emergency notification system for schools

Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System Sielox Individuals can use this browser-based system to send color-coded email and text alerts to administrators and first responders through networked...

STEM Activities for Kids Plants Career Seeds for Georgia Students

At first, the class was like any other at Georgia's Quitman County School District. Kids sat at desks while an adult lectured. Despite appearances,...

Debt mounts as school lunch shaming ends

Districts eliminating lunch shaming by providing meals for any student who cannot pay may face an unintended consequence.

Recovering lunch debt

To prevent lunch debt from adding up, Diane Pratt-Heavner of the School Nutrition Association recommends: Show parents how to apply for meal benefits online or...

Minnesota district receives more food supplies for significantly less effort

A1,100-student school district in Minnesota had been purchasing food supplies through a buying group of five other school systems—but it wasn't efficient. "We would...

High school expansion teams

Landing a big fish. Finding a hidden checkpoint. Mastering a video game. Snagging a flag. These—not grand slams, hat tricks or game-winning touchdowns—count as the big "plays" in the nontraditional sports that high schools are adding.

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