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When Sheila M. Harrity leads, she makes an impact. Last fall, when she became superintendent-director of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School DistrictÑbetter known as Monty TechÑHarrity hit the ground running, […]
Oxford High School, in Oxford, Mississippi, is a small-town school with big expectations. In 2011, when the district needed to accommodate growth in its student population, administrators partnered with Johnson […]
Once used to reflect successful memorization of facts and figures, the process of grading has transformed into a near meaningless code, often fogged by a variety of factors that have […]
From hurricanes to software viruses to accidental keystrokes, many dangers threaten to corrupt school district data or impede access to it. To prevent loss of critical information, districts back up […]
School gardens used for instruction are on the rise nationwide, and with them, student engagement and test scores, according to a recent study. The nonprofit REAL School Gardens works with […]
Some districts can’t find or hire music teachers while others struggle to buy and maintain instruments. Many administrators, meanwhile, must cut music classes to prepare students for testing. Still, schools […]
Building a strong, empowered community is at the heart of any successful education institution and is transformative in the lives of students, educators and parents. While teachers and students are […]
Three years ago, Tom Brabson, business manager of Plain Local Schools in northeastern Ohio, heard the superintendent of a district 60 miles away describe how his life had changed in […]
Millions of youth are disproportionately affected by health problems that impair their motivation and ability to learn, according to the August Education Commission of the States report, “Heath barriers to […]
Biometric testing and nutritionist appointments aren’t the usual benefits for school employees, but Upper Moreland Township School District in Pennsylvania wants everyone to focus on wellness. Biometric testing is a […]
Despite fewer unaccompanied minors arriving from Central America, many U.S. K12 schools still struggle to adapt to the challenges of educating this diverse set of immigrant students. During the 2014 […]
One central Virginia high school replaced hundreds of lockers with device charging stations this fall to bolster its 1-to-1 program. Of the 2,000 high school students in Albemarle County Public […]
A new curriculum released by the USDA teaches middle school students about the most dangerous invasive species threatening the nation’s trees, plants and crops. Available this fall, “Hungry Pests Invade […]
Some say that for principals, every day is their first day on the job. Alongside day-to-day building management issues such as hiring teachers, overseeing finances and student discipline, principals now […]
Following a change in leadership in the Puyallup School District during the summer of 2012, we committed to align the work of the district with professional learning for leaders and […]
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