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Iowa is not known for its mountains, but don't tell that to Juli Kwikkel. Kwikkel is an elementary principal in the rural district of Storm Lake, in the northwestern part of the state. And she is spending more time than she'd like facing the rising peaks of NCLB-required paperwork.

Lights, Camera, Algebra Action

It's the next generation of math homework helplines. And students in and around Houston Independent School District are tuning in.

In a new millennium with a new federal mandate to leave no child behind, there's one constant for teachers: The need for new teachers to be nurtured, trained and treated with the respect a professional deserves.

Charter Schools Likely to Grow

Is it a better option? Will students learn more, test better? These questions continue to linger around charter schools and charter districts.

While there is no definitive answer, what is certain is that charter schools help answer a demand of the No Child Left Behind Act. Charters are one option for students in low-performing schools who want to transfer to better schools. Already, policy makers in California, the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania have created charter districts. Charter schools exist in 40 states.

Edison Buyout Draws Ire in Florida

One-on-one work helps this superintendent focus on his students--all 5,700 of them

It is not enough to visit the schools. It is not enough to walk the halls and wave. It is not enough to watch at the back of the classroom.

This district proves that a digital divide effort can be stretched to accomplish so much more

They say when you look at fine sculpture, the work can be viewed from any angle without disappointment. The artist considers every side.

The main goal of this magazine is to help school leaders do their jobs, whether they are superintendents, curriculum leaders or IT directors. So, when we saw a chance to extend our influence past the printed page, we didn't hesitate.

After-school programs and summer sessions are not the only ways to extend time for student learning, nor are they the least expensive.


NetOp School v3.0, Software, $650 and up per classroom

The New SAT

It's not your father's SAT anymore. Come spring of 2005, high school students will be sitting down to take an SAT that is much different from anything their parents, or even their siblings, ever faced.

Dennis Leone didn't initially intend to play Robin Hood when he heard rumors of excessive spending at the State Teachers Retirement System office in early 2003. But once this Ohio superintendent realized the extent of the pension board's decadence on the backs of retirees, he gladly accepted the role.