Articles: Policy & Compliance

11/13/2012

What will another Obama term mean to K12 superintendents and school districts?

11/8/2012
Parents from Desert Trails School

Desert Trails Elementary School in Adelanto, Calif. has been on the federal watch list for failing schools for six years, with only one-third of sixth-graders at grade level in reading and math.

11/7/2012

On Election Day, California voters passed Proposition 30, a temporary tax increase that will prevent a nearly $6 billion cut to the state’s public schools. Backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, the proposition is the first general tax increase passed in the state in two decades. It will increase sales taxes by a quarter of a cent for four years on the state’s base rate of 7.25 percent, and income taxes for those earning more than $250,000 for seven years.

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.

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