Beyond the News
Getting ‘ruff’ on violence and the presence of harmful substances
Police dog teams are familiar to all, and therapy dogs increasingly spend time in schools. Now, in some districts, security officers are patrolling their buildings with specially trained school dogs that can follow the sound and odor of gunfire and firearms to neutralize threats.
Movers and Shakers: Top administrators win awards for service
Principal Varissa Richardson conducts conflict resolution and focuses on inclusiveness in Tennessee (pictured, far left); Principal Ashlee Bruggenschmidt promotes safety with ARV-riding robot in Indiana (top); and Superintendent Kevin Blankenship takes on dual-district role in Illinois.
What K-12 districts need to know when adding legal counsel
With the ever-growing complexities of state and federal regulations, and expansions of legal needs and special ed cases, district leaders need to consider multiple factors to find the specialists necessary for proper representation and counsel.
Movers and Shakers: Leaders oversee improvements in graduation rates, test scores
Superintendents in New York (Eudes S. Budhai, pictured left), Georgia (Jason Branch, top right), Tennessee (Monique Felder, center right), and Illinois (Habeeb Quadri, bottom right) are recognized for success in their districts.