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With many assessment mandates rolled out by Ohio in recent years, the 6,000-student Plain Local School District ended up in a challenging situation. “Like others in the state, each time […]
For a number of years, an aging student information system (SIS) plagued Bethlehem Central Schools, located near Albany, New York. By spring 2013, it was apparent new software was needed […]
Close reading is a popular term today in elementary literacy classrooms and a requirement in the Common Core ELA standards in order to ensure students are college- and career- ready. […]
When administrators consider implementing blended learning, they tend to start with technology, evaluating what they have or what they need. But what happens after the technologyÑthe operational side of thingsÑis […]
In this web seminar, originally broadcast on April 14, 2015, educator Kevin Brookhouser discussed ways to empower students by providing them time to drive their own learning, using the simple […]
The need for a secure and protected digital learning environment in districts is paramount, particularly when it comes to online testing. While conducting large-scale online testing requires advanced coordination that […]
Central Valley School District near Spokane, Washington, hadn’t passed a bond in 17 years. In February 2015, the district overcame its history of failed referendums, a vocal No campaign and […]
Curtis Jones began his job as the new superintendent of Bibb County School District in Georgia in April. On his first day on the job, he met with every school […]
Millions of students took Common Core tests this springÑand while it was business as usual in many districts, the spreading opt-out movement left some administrators caught between concerned parents and […]
Schools with high minority populations not only have fewer resources for athletics, but the number of sports offered and the chance to play are even further limited for girls of […]
As a writer, Warren Berger asks a lot of questions. It’s how he forms the ideas that he conveys in his work for a variety of publications, including Fast Company, […]
Student assessment in public education has taken on an unprecedented primacy during the 2014-15 school year, as states scramble to administer one of two new national assessments. Whether one of […]
A new wave of apps connects teachers with mobile access to professional development and expands opportunities for collaboration with mentors and peers. “When apps first started, they were basically for […]
Principals shifting their roles from building manager to instructional leader need more extensive PD to ensure top performance from teachers and students, according to a new policy brief from ASCD. […]
When your job is to manage the IT infrastructure for more than 83,000 students, across 150 schools, who use more than 340 different pieces of education software, it would not […]
English language learners (ELLs) perform better academically and achieve greater language proficiency when they have high-quality English language instruction, according to a 2014 study in the American Educational Research Journal. […]
From videos to games, tools to help students learn to read are all about fun. Programs that are compatible with mobile devices allow students to improve reading and literacy skills […]
A curriculum framework initially developed for special education students is gaining traction in general ed classrooms nationwide during Common Core implementation. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach created […]
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