Articles: DA Archive

9/1/2011

The nation’s charter school movement was born in Minnesota 19 years ago when parents and community members noticed a number of urban students were faltering academically.

9/1/2011

Race is not a taboo subject for Anthony “Tony” Smith, superintendent of the Oakland (Calif.) Unified School District.

“The effects of oppression and racism are real and deep,” says Smith, who is white, “and we’re not going to recover or heal immediately.”

7/1/2011

Administrators in districts that operate year-round schools advise others thinking about the shift to include all stakeholders in decisions and to have the answers to any perceived challenges.

7/1/2011

Listen more and include the board.

7/1/2011

Whether you’re in a state like Texas where partisans battle over the mainstream curriculum standards, or in a district like Tucson whose policies are under attack by the state board, community groups and groups of students and of teachers, getting through an ideological f

5/1/2011

1. Let your administrator, fellow teachers and parents know about your educational network.

2. When available, use school-supported networking tools.

5/1/2011

Despite its numerous accolades and widespread media coverage, HCZ is also taking its lumps.

5/1/2011

With an increasing shortage of qualified candidates to step into turnaround principal slots, what can districts do to help build their own capacity for leadership?

5/1/2011

Like most funding distribution systems, student-based budgeting (SBB) comes with a set of opportunities and challenges.

5/1/2011

The online social networking explosion has made bullying a more difficult problem. We have seen in the news heart-wrenching stories of children who have committed suicide after relentless bullying online.

4/1/2011

Administrators can try to prevent testing irregularities in the future by making clear to teachers and other staff members that there is zero tolerance for cheating, says Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators.

4/1/2011

With its graduation rate at an all-time high of 63 percent, New York City’S Department of Education has taken several steps over the past few years to track graduates beyond their diplomas.

3/1/2011

When the Fourth International Conference on Educational Data Mining takes place July 6-8 in Eindhoven, Netherlands, educators will explore the latest advances in the practice, an increasingly popular and effective way to discover new knowledge from large and complex data

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