Articles: Policy & Compliance

10/23/2012

Odvard Egil DyrliAfter serving as editor-in-chief of District Administr

10/12/2012
Hite with Philly kids walk to school

When William Hite Jr. introduced himself as a candidate for superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia in a community meeting earlier this year, he read from a list of student concerns he had jotted down on a slip of paper.

10/12/2012

Five years ago, a pair of science teachers at Woodland Park (Colo.) High School turned their pedagogical approach upside down.

10/12/2012

Evaluating teachers—whether casually or more rigorously, annually or less frequently—has long been part of the job description of many a principal and assistant principal, who often have relied on occasional observations to make their judgments.

9/19/2012

When it comes to transitioning to the Common Core, this is not the time for hesitation.

9/19/2012

When Joseph Andreasen joined the rural Oro Grande School District in 2006 as assistant superintendent, he was one of seven employees. The one-elementary-school district was short on students and therefore on cash, because state funding is based largely on enrollment.

9/18/2012

What is at stake for K12 education in next month’s presidential election? Both President Obama and Gov.

8/23/2012
Protestors challenge polices using race to help determine where children go to school.

The issue of whether race can or should play a role in school admissions has long plagued school districts and the courts.

8/23/2012
To protect children, we must give them the tools and knowledge to make good choices.

The Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act added a provision to the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requiring that schools that receive E-rate and other technology funds educate minors about appropriate online behavior.

8/23/2012

What changes have you accomplished that will make this school year different from last? In an era of having to doing more with less, what progress have you made?

8/23/2012
Josh Powell poses for photo with visiting children.

The resounding cry from Joshua Powell supporters, the Kentucky superintendent who in six years turned two underperforming districts into successful ones, is that his method “actually works.”

8/9/2012

We are in the midst of a significant transformation in K12 education as we focus on getting our students ready for success in college and careers and to compete in the global economy.

7/25/2012
guidance counselors

The national appetite for combating bullying at the elementary and secondary level in many cases is outpacing the ability of school districts to hire the guidance counselors who head up such efforts, although increased awareness of and sophistication in handling bullying

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