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More than 14.5 percent of the population of Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is comprised of students categorized as Limited English Proficient. And with more than 127,000 students […]
Today, if educators aren’t talking personalized and collaborative use of technology in the classroom, they are teaching naked and afraid in a previous century. We are well into the 21st […]
What advances have you seen in the area of assessment that can reduce testing time for students? Computer adaptive tests (CAT) are really growing in popularity. With an adaptive model, […]
The number and variety of courses that can be offered in a small rural district is often limited. That was not acceptable to Erik Belcher, superintendent of Fayette Local School […]
As school districts around the country experiment with various reforms aimed to increase graduation rates and prepare student for college, one such initiative already has established a proven track record […]
As the job of leading a district becomes ever more complex, and with many school systems facing large numbers of retirements, succession planning is becoming ever more important. Proactive succession […]
By fall 2014, figuring out how to meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards was critical for administrators in Glendale USD. The district, which is just outside of […]
Mastery trumps class time in competency-based education models now catching on in more U.S. classroomsÑfrom New England to the Midwest to Alaska. Students must show they grasp a concept fully […]
December 14, 2012 is a day of tragedy that claimed the lives of 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Victoria Soto, a […]
Recent surges in charter enrollmentÑand reported scandalsÑhave led some states to pass new laws that seek more accountability from the schools, their administrators and their sponsors. Forty-three states and the […]
Preparing students for an increasingly global workforce means teaching them not only how to speak a second language, but how to think critically in that language and have a deep […]
Politicians often express concern over the widening achievement gap between black and white students in this country. But there was a time when that gap was reduced by as much […]
Eighth-graders have made no academic progress in U.S. history, geography or civics programs over the last five years, according to the latest test results from “The Nation’s Report Card,” released […]
It’s been five years since many states adopted more rigorous college and career readiness standards, but most classroom assignments do not meet the high bar that was established, according to […]
Regular access to a computer varies for students around the world. Some countries, such as Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, boast less than two students for every […]
The need to teach technology and “current century” skills (formally known as 21st century skills) is well documented. Establishing these proficiencies in our students is not just critical to the […]
Educators have long stressed the importance of showing students how classwork connects to future careers. And this year, the importance of forging real-world connections is taking center stage at the […]
Superintendent John Rouse sits on a jackpot of sorts. Chief of Rains ISD in a community not far from Dallas, Rouse says a little luck helped his district acquire about […]
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