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Steven Blackburn

In honor of National STEAM and STEM Day, District Administration has compiled seven innovative ideas and initiatives in K-12 that promote the advancement of STEM education. Read more>>

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With the ever-changing K-12 payments landscape, there are many things to think about when managing student fees at your schools. Watch this web seminar to learn more about the current state of ecommerce and parent buying behavior, considerations when looking for a universal payment solution, and the MySchoolBuck platform. Watch now>>

Matt Zalaznick

Trucks, and working on them in the Walmart parking lot, is what the boys in Lindsay Johnson’s sixth-period English class mostly wanted to discuss last school year. So Johnson helped the students channel their enthusiasm into a podcast. Read more>>

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Sponsored by Fuel Education

Wright City Academy in Missouri provides online alternative education and credit recovery programs for at-risk high school students attending Wright City High School. With two dedicated instructors and online curriculum, the Academy is able to be more flexible with students and take a more personalized approach. Read more>>

Shawna De La Rosa

Tacoma Public Schools CIO Ed Grassia's data recovery plan covers not just hackers, but also earthquakes, floods, fires or the potential volcanic eruption of nearby Mount Rainier. Read more>>

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Sponsored by Learn by Safco

The Runtz Ball Chair by Learn by Safco now has more size options. Simply use the legs and feet or the feet only to create two sizes to help fit more students across all learning environments. These ball chairs are great alternative seating options to keep students active throughout the school day. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

Districts of Distinction honoree Baltimore County Public Schools creates equitable learning opportunities for students across the district with a mobile innovation lab. Read more>>

Susan Brooks-Young, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Susan Brooks-Young says the surge in the deliberate use of misinformation reveals Americans’ limited abilities as effective consumers of media. She offers several ways to help teachers and students find the truth in what they see. Read more>>

Also Noteworthy

KQED

Childhood trauma causes serious health repercussions throughout life and is a public health issue that calls for concerted prevention efforts. That’s the takeaway of a new report published from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more>>

The Atlantic

PTAs, despite their wholesome reputation, can wield significant financial power in their schools. Improved PTA financial and demographic transparency in New York and other districts might make schools a bit more equitably funded, but realistically, a few parents’ altruistic efforts won’t be enough to fill big gaps in the American education system. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report

When learners show different achievement levels, should we teach them separately or together? When students develop a "limitless perspective," positive changes go through their lives; when they get the opposite message—you’re smart, or you’re not smart—they constantly evaluate themselves against these fixed ideas. Read more>>

The Washington Post

A growing number of schools share buildings and facilities with other schools. Although on the surface it seems to make sense to give empty space in a public school building to, say, a charter school without a brick-and-mortar home, there are a variety of issues that make this a far more problematic “solution” than it seems. Read more>>

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