Articles: DA Archive

Longer School Year Helps Turn the Tide

Balsz (Ariz.) Elementary School District, the first school district in Arizona to adopt a 200-day calendar, is reporting impressive academic improvements after only one year.

Elevating Special Education

John O'Connor, executive director for special services at the DeKalb (Ga.) County School System, has helped reinvent instruction for special ed students.

Perseverance Is Key

Each issue of DA has its challenges and requires its own level of perseverance.

HISD's Major Turnaround Effort with Apollo 20 Project

HISD applies innovative methods from successful charter schools and applies them to its 20 lowest performing schools.

Admission Tests Produce Inaccurate Data when Measuring Student Achievement

States using college admission tests such as the SAT or ACT for measuring achievement of state learning standards are being cautioned to rethink using tests in this manner.

Disney's Planet Challenge Heroes

Students nationwide are solving environmental issues in their community for Disney's Planet Challenge.

Showcasing STEM Careers

A new Web video series shows students where their interests in math and science can lead them in terms of a college education and careers.

K12 Schools Must Fill New Literacy Gaps

New report reveals that college students are not so media savvy when it comes to discriminating between credible sources online.

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