Alison DeNisco

Associate Editor

Articles by Alison DeNisco

District Administration, October 2013

(Photo: U.S. Air Force) Members of the U.S. Air Force and Army examine a map to determine the placement of disaster-response facilities in Illinois.
Students working on search and rescue technology, robotics, and GPS satellites
Only 39 percent of students tested met at least three of the four ACT test benchmarks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates between 1.6 and 3.8 million adolescent athletes experience brain injuries each year.
Sensors in helmets and other technology can measure impact of hits
Women, minorities, and low-income students from these schools more likely to earn a college degree
American School Counselor Association recommends a ratio of about 250 students per counselor
Lynn Moody was formerly the superintendent of Rock Hill Schools in South Carolina
Paymon Rouhanifard selected as superintendent of state-run Camden Public Schools
Federal guidelines issued after Newtown shootings recommend more active response known as “run, hide, fight”
More than 18,000 Head Start employees will be laid off or receive pay cuts, and 1.3 million days will be cut nationally
One-third of all school-aged children are bullied each year, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center
Most Americans give the public schools in their community an A or B—the highest rating in poll’s history

District Administration, September 2013

To accommodate the wide age range of its students, the 147,000-square-foot building has multiple entrances and walking routes for student
A student teaches at a Saturday AspireIT program at Hodges University in Florida.
In AspireIT program, female high school and college students mentor middle schoolers
Children who are more active performed better on standardized tests. the report found
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