Marion Herbert

Marion joined the District Administration team as associate editor in November 2009 on the heels of graduating from Marist College where she studied journalism and political science. When not writing about herself in the third person, Marion enjoys travel, kickball, nearly any TV show on the Bravo channel, and—as of recent years—K-12 education news. Follow her blog to read insights and commentary from industry events and news in public education. At a time when school districts are pushing bold reforms while simultaneously grappling with fiscal hardships, Marion feels privileged to have the opportunity to report on their journey every step of the way.

To contact Marion, email her at mherbert@edmediagroup.com.

Articles by Marion Herbert

District Administration, Jul 2010

A new partnership between Dell and Moodlerooms brings cloud computing, software and open source technology together in the classroom.
Sunnyside (Ariz.) Unified School District Superintendent Manuel L. Isquierdo motivates students through technology.

District Administration, Jun 2010

Student interest in string programs nationwide have increased, according to a study by the National String Project Consortium (NSCP).
Two New Hampshire school systems, the Pembroke School District and Winnisquam Regional School District (WRS D), are reducing their carbon dioxide emissions by transitioning to biomass- fueled plants.
Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) will be putting the final touches on 25 refurbished buildings that will receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
A new report from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) aims to find common goals between mathematics researchers and practitioners.

District Administration, May 2010

Group hopes to uphold the right of a public school to deny recognition to a student organization that does not comply with the school's open membership policies.
Proposed No Child Left Inside bill would create room in the education budget for environmental education.
National Broadband Plan proposes major changes to application process and E-rate funding.
Cator says ambitious technology plan is not lacking funding.
An increasing number of students are finding themselves mingling among professionals with internships in local businesses—the culmination of a work-based learning curriculum.

District Administration, Apr 2010

For districts seeking to construct, renovate, rehabilitate or acquire land, “Eddie Tech” has made an innovative program to simplify the process of accessing low-cost financing.
Over 40 states are currently developing legislation that will set standards for when a student athlete can return to the playing field.
A new study supports the philosophy that social and emotional learning improves student achievement and social behavior.

SIDEBAR, Apr 2010

District Administration, Mar 2010

Conn. lawmaker vows to pursue legislation mandating that seat belts be installed in school buses following the tragic death of a teenager.
The popularity of thin clients may soon diminish as districts catch wind of zero clients.
President Obama's FY 2011 budget proposal includes a $400 billion investment in education—but it lacks any funding specifically dedicated to school libraries.
Undue punitive policies are driving students down a path toward prison, according to a study from the Advancement Project.
Two recent reports detailing rates of teenage pregnancy and sexual activity have renewed debate about abstinence-based sex education.

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