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Traditional parent-teacher conferences may go the way of dial-up internet as administrators experiment with innovative family engagement programs to increase student achievement, experts say. “Parents are really interested in activities […]
Tucked among the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia is a high-poverty school district that looks a lot like the United Nations. It was something Harrisonburg City Public Schools Superintendent Scott Kizner […]
Fewer than half of high schools and only one-fifth of middle schools offer comprehensive sex education, according to a December report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). […]
Guilford County Schools in North Carolina raised $35 million last year to help fund every high school student’s college education in full. The effort is part of the district’s recent […]
A convergence of market maturity, increased availability of high-capacity bandwidth and a track record of security has more K12 districts trusting their mission-critical administrative software to the cloud. In the […]
A ball pit, trampoline, squeeze machine, swing, balance beam and tactile boxes offer a sensory break from overstimulationÑbright lights, loud noises and constant motion of a classroomÑto elementary students at […]
More than 33 conventional chemicals went into cleaning Columbia Public Schools in MissouriÑ14 alone for the bathrooms. The process grew so confusing that the district couldn’t write a training manual. […]
Columbia Schools shifted from 33 chemicals to 10 green products to clean their district schools. Here’s what they used to use, and what they’ve adopted today. Bathrooms and Locker Rooms […]
An alliance of New York schools continues to drop high-stakes tests in favor of performance-based assessments as the opt-out movement gathers steam. The New York Performance Standards Consortium, a group […]
When Tullahoma City Schools administrators started shopping for new social studies textbooks in 2013, they were disappointed to find only a few options aligned to the new Tennessee state standards. […]
Anonymous apps popular among high school students continue to create problems for administrators looking to root out cyberbullying and threats of violence. In 2014, Yik Yak drew concern over its […]
Efforts to address the achievement gap have taken an innovative path in Connecticut. In response to the call from legislatures disgusted with 25 years of NAEP data trends that showed […]
Alexandria Public Schools leaders re-envisioned classrooms a few years ago when planning a new high school at their central Minnesota district. The educators were driven, in part, by students who […]
Is there a motivation problem with teachers in your district? If so, you’re not alone. It’s a common problem, particularly once the school year is under way and there are […]
The bad news seems to be everywhere. The School District of Philadelphia had 190 teaching vacancies in October. From New York to California, enrollment in teacher-preparation programs has fallen by […]
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