Lauren Williams

Articles by Lauren Williams

District Administration, April 2014

Students from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin walk at graduation.
Boys will get more competitive, fast-paced activities; girls school will focus on more collaborative learning
The authors of "Hire Better Teachers Now" say district leaders can hire more effectively by focusing on the individual needs of schools and districts.
Recommended reading includes books on the levers that improve learning and creating student-engaged assessment systems

District Administration, March 2014

In "Reading in the Wild," author and reading expert Donalyn Miller focuses on how to instill lifelong reading habits in students.
Recommended reading includes books on principals, student behavior and safety
Fifth-grader Cici Collins’ (second from the right) cancer survival story inspired a Common Core-aligned curriculum for her entire class last fall.
Fifth grader Cici Collins and her classmates researched the disease, held fundraiser
“Telling Our Agricultural Story” curriculum includes print and online materials focused on local farms

District Administration, February 2014

Equipment can keep a watchful eye over students and prevent the wrong people from entering
In "I Got Schooled," author and director M. Night Shyamalan examines America’s achievement gap.
Recommended reading includes books on leadership, regulation and discipline

District Administration, January 2014

Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Museum of Art helped create new curriculum
SWOT students writing out code on paper. Thanks to a fundraiser this past fall, students will be using computers instead.
Student used pen and paper until funds for computer lab came through

District Administration, December 2013

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Hundreds of unique products were narrowed down for the 2013 Readers' Choice Top 100 Products.

District Administration, November 2013

Superintendent Joe Kitchens from Western Heights Schools has made technology the priority throughout his career.
Leader of Oklahoma's Western Heights Schools finds solutions in high-tech programs

District Administration, October 2013

Actress Mayim Bialik and Steven C. Schlozman, Harvard Medical School professor and “zombie expert,” teach zombie-themed science concepts.
"STEM Behind Hollywood” program provides free teaching materials that also feature forensics, space, and superheroes
New standards by add classroom lesson plans and activities tailored for preK through grade 12
Freshmen at Merrillville High School receive extra academic attention in the school’s Freshman Wing.
Merrillville Schools learn to close achievement gap as demographics change

District Administration, September 2013

Edgenuity's iPad software allows educators in Henry County Schools to create customizable math content.
Henry County Schools spent just over $100,000 to have iPads for all students in each math classroom in grades 3 through 10
Superintendent Jim McIntyre interacts with Knox County elementary school students.
By setting a clear vision, Superintendent Jim McIntyre has made his mark at Knox County Schools
25 U.S. states now require some form of financial literacy instruction

District Administration, August 2013

A survey released by Enterasys, says 42 percent of schools plan to develop their own tests.
According to a new study, only 11 states and the District of Columbia have high school math graduation requirements aligned to CCSS.

District Administration, July 2013

 St. Louis Superintendent Kelvin Adams reads to Gateway Elementary School students.
Superintendent has used data to restore credibility to district taken over by state

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