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The classroom video camera saw it all. Watching the playback, one teacher realized that she gave her students too little time to answer the questions she posed. Another teacher finally […]
On the top floor of a new building overlooking the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York, just north of the Bronx, Superintendent Michael Yazurlo settles in his office after returning […]
We interact with computing devices every dayÑso should we have a better understanding of the science behind them? An increasing number of districts are saying yes. This year, 25 states […]
In the middle school STEM lab at New Canaan Public Schools in Connecticut, students frequently choose to learn with flight simulators rather than 3D printers, video games and other technological […]
Responding to the growing diversity of its students, Chicago Public Schools has launched a new curriculum focused on the cultures of Central and South America and the Caribbean. The Interdisciplinary […]
At Nashville’s Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School, a female student distressed by the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, wrote rap lyrics that became the song “Hands Up, Don’t […]
Murky state policies leave administrators in the lurch as more parents opt their children out of Common Core testing, according to a March report from the Education Commission of the […]
A large majority of district technology leaders report moving some crucial IT services to the cloud this year, according to a March report from the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN). […]
Providing students with the right academic resources is crucial to their success. Whether it’s finding printed books, e-books or other research materials, new software can help librarians organize materials and […]
When a classroom is sweltering, nobody is productive. More and more teaching days are being lost to hot, humid weather even though there is a way to mitigate the problem: […]
Several years ago, I attended a four-day training on instructional coaching at the University of Kansas, led by Jim Knight, an expert in the field. During this training, Knight presented […]
Only a handful of school districts attempt rigorous, round-the-clock monitoring of social media traffic to spot threats against their schools or students. Leaders in these districts say the extra level […]
Laws in different states provide varied leeway when it comes to monitoring students’ public and private social media activity. Under an Illinois law that was passed last year, district administrators […]
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The law fundamentally changed the way students with disabilities are educated in […]
Superintendent David Stegall of Newton-Conover City Schools in North Carolina had a simple idea two years ago: The fees collected when community groups rent district facilitiesÑinstead of going to the […]
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