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The November terrorist attack on Paris and ensuing threats to major U.S. cities led many administrators nationwide to cancel class spring break trips in efforts to keep students safe. The […]
The internet delivers assessments, videos and instructional content to schools, so why not phone service, too? Adding voice to the bandwidth communications stream makes sense to an increasing number of […]
Every spring, students in Michael Nocella’s chemistry class at Niles West High School in Illinois design a hot air balloon. But they set goals beyond carrying the most passengers or […]
Having less time and fewer resources is a continual challenge that administrators face today. So when there is a chance for apps to integrate, eliminating the need to enter the […]
As more states legalize medical marijuana, administrators grapple with whether to permit the substance on campus for students with certain health ailments. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia legalized […]
A recent federal court decision on the statute of limitations for families to take legal action against schools sheds new light on compensatory services provided to special education students when […]
During two decades of teaching, Andrea Giunta wasn’t sure what she would find a day after a substitute teacher was in her classroom. Sometimes substitutes taught the lesson plan she […]
Several districts have found new ways to connect with and retain quality substitutes. Use social media. Tacoma Public Schools finds emergency substitutes via Facebook or Instagram who agree to be […]
With the ever-increasing reach of technology and the corresponding growth of STEAM-related curricula, it is challenging to find the right tools to help bring such concepts into the classroom in […]
Teachers and administrators face tough challenges in education. Politicians are constantly trying to micromanage our practices, while accountability measures are abundant and budgets are tight. Coming to work isn’t always […]
The October video of a South Carolina school resource officer forcefully arresting a 16-year-old Richland County student for refusing to put her cell phone away became a viral example of […]
High-speed internet access increased substantially in classrooms over the past two years, a recent report says. But 21 million students, many in rural areas, remain without reliable broadband connections in […]
Students living in states with an antibullying law that includes at least one U.S. Department of Education-recommended legislative component had lower reported bullying and cyberbullying rates compared to students living […]
Most recognize the role of technology as an equalizer for information and access. Yet, it is amazing that only 2,000 out of 13,000 superintendents signed the Future Ready Schools pledge. […]
Counties in North Carolina are rated on a scale from Tier 1 to Tier 4 for economic wealth, with Tier 1 counties being the most economically disadvantaged. Montgomery County Schools […]
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