DA op-ed: Fulfilling the promise of Brown
As we prepare to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision in May, it is important to note that ongoing change is still needed. We must leverage the social capital of all Americans by ensuring a quality and equitable education for every child; while simultaneously stamping out any vestiges of past discriminatory practices.
DA op-ed: The surveillance of our youth
Like many districts, the Southeast Polk Community School District in Iowa monitors the web usage of students on district-provided computers for inappropriate activity, and uses a service that sends emails to parents summarizing student internet search history. This raises some difficult issues because we know that young people need space away from adults for healthy development.
DA op-ed: 3 strategies for successfully navigating the budget reduction process
Technology department budgets are often among the highest in school systems and the most misunderstood. The technology budget contains items that are critical to not only education but also to the business side of the school system.