Alison DeNisco

Associate Editor

Articles by Alison DeNisco

District Administration, September 2013

Districts want to leverage considerable spending power to drive down food costs, increase quality
FCC also wants to create consortiums of districts to purchase tech needs in bulk to drive down costs
Teachers not being trained for rigorous Common Core standards, National Council on Teacher Quality finds
Accountability standards, charter school funding sometimes causing controversy
Keith Lutz, superintendent of Millard Public Schools in Omaha, developed the Midlands Superintendent Academy for new administrators
Michael Flanagan, superintendent of the Michigan Department of Education and chair of the state board of education
What's new with the country's top K12 leaders.
Bill to revise ESEA would eliminate the adequate yearly progress measures of No Child Left Behind
Districts requiring parents to pay fees for their children’s textbooks, lab materials, and after-school activities
Schools facing extreme drops in enrollment, multi-million dollar budget deficit

District Administration, August 2013

Texas adult courts saw about 113,000 truancy cases against children ages 12 through 17 in 2012—more than double the number of truancy cases prosecuted in the other 49 states combined
Students at the Harlem Children’s Zone and Promise Academy Charter School grow tomatoes, squash, eggplants and other vegetables in a rooftop garden.
Big city school districts grow gardens to teach nutrition, science, and even storytelling
Vallas ordered to leave office after judge ruled he wasn't properly certified for position
The NEA had expected a bigger drop, but there were fewer job cuts in some states
Report: Students are often using technology for simple foundational exercises, rather than higher-order data analysis

District Administration, July 2013