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Matt Zalaznick

Educators are working with city officials to enhance school parks and playgrounds in parts of cities that lack sufficient green spaces. Read more>>

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School safety should be low lift for administrators and high impact for students. Last year alone, Gaggle reviewed millions of items and saved 722 lives. Will your administration need help keeping students safe in the coming school year? Read more>>


Administrators increasingly accept that boosting school safety may rely on realistic active shooter drills that can upset staff and students. Read more>>

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LEGO Education focuses on building confidence in STEAM learning with hands-on, engaging activities. Discover how we are shaping the next generation of innovators with lessons designed to spark creativity and encourage collaboration, all while developing 21st-century skills. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

School closings continue to be a fact of life for districts across the U.S., as changing demographics force administrators to make unpopular decisions about shuttering underused buildings or starting the school consolidation process due to declining enrollment. Read more>>

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Each type of assessment plays an important role in a comprehensive assessment system. Done well, formative, interim and summative assessments can provide instructional value directly to students and teachers, as well as critical data for administrators. Access helpful resources on this topic here. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

Computer technology has had a major impact on education over the years, but K-12 hasn’t completely abandoned paper and textbooks. The much anticipated ed tech transformation has not quite come to pass. Here are 11 barriers to technology integration in public education. Read more>>

Ken Thompson, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Ken Thompson lists key points to consider when realigning, reorganizing or implementing changes within a newly designed or seasoned technology organization. Read more>>

Also Noteworthy

The Seattle Times

Well-intentioned as we have been by creating this culture of competition around college admission, we’ve constructed a pathway for high school students that is clearly too rigid and narrow for a majority of our students. Read more>>

The New York Times

Parents and children should have the opportunity to work and learn in a way that smooths over the awkward incongruities of our daily work and school schedules. If we can do that, we will have achieved something truly "family friendly." Read more>>


Artists have historically played a crucial role in challenging dominant systems and inspiring change. It’s not surprising that today some of them are building unconventional education models and imagining new possibilities for learning. Read more>>


Early childhood education is critical for the formation of good school habits, learning habits, and the ability to thrive in a school environment. Read more>>

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