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Last summer local news stories appeared about two astute taxpayers who discovered Edgewood Independent School District administrators are paid more than their peers despite working in one of the poorest […]
District leaders across the country are broadening and personalizing their approaches to attendance because the old way of sending truants and their families to court often fails to bring students […]
Teacher quality is crucial to the success of schooling, yet the teacher-hiring process is sometimes rushed and ad hoc. A late-summer flurry of activity in which subjective factorsÑfrom where a […]
In many schools, psychologists have time for little more than assessing students. That prevents them from using their range of skills in counseling, data analysis and preventing bullying, suicide and […]
A National Council onTeacherQuality report citing a lack of rigor and grade inflation in teacher preparation courses is being disputed by the organization that represents college and university education programs. […]
The era of school choice and open enrollment has driven many district leaders to create innovative programs and to more aggressively publicize their offerings to compete with charters and private […]
The term “dual language” makes most educators think of Spanish. But dual-language programs taught in less-common tongues can help families preserve their cultural identities as new generations are born in […]
As it does for many families, local school district quality played a primary role in our real estate choice. But open-enrollment demanded research. My spouse and I have 35 years […]
After more than two decades, rural schools in South Carolina are tasting a sweet historic victory. The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled in November that the state funding formula denies […]
As debate over the Common Core continues to spread in major media outlets, local administrators must address parent and community concerns to keep the focus on student learning. “The need […]
One student generates about five pounds of waste in 180 days from simply drinking a carton of milk each day of the school year, according to the Carton Council, a […]
Security dogs trained to detect the vapors in ammunition and bombs are being used in school district security for the first time. Calhoun County Schools in Alabama became the first […]
While home environment, access to books, and social and economic factors all play a part in children’s literacy development, brain differences also play a crucial role. Left-brain activity in struggling […]
Benedict Carey was, by his own admission, not a good student. It wasn’t that he didn’t study. He did. But he didn’t retain enough of what he studied to do […]
A Missouri district is actively looking for warning signs of truancy. Teachers and other educators in Liberty Public Schools are asked to take quick action if, for instance, a student […]
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