Monica Rhor

Articles by Monica Rhor

District Administration, November 2014

Education Secretary Arne Duncan addresses a group of educators at the Association of Career and Technical Education at the VISION 2013 conference in Las Vegas.
Vocational education spans criminal justice to robotics to keep pace with today’s workforce
Social studies teachers are using controversial news events to drive part of the curriculum in today’s classrooms. Above, an educator at last year’s annual conference discusses the importance of primary sources, such as artifacts, diaries and newspapers, to bring history alive in elementary schools.
Current events teach critical thinking and the ability to debate
Foreign language teachers are cultivating global competence in today's classrooms. Above, educators interact at last year’s conference of the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Studying foreign cultures prepares students for interconnected world

District Administration, June 2014

Pre-K students in Tulsa Public Schools work at a sensory table.
Amid renewed pre-K push, a look at districts that have established robust preschools

District Administration, March 2014

Robert Nelson, superintendent of Chawanakee Unified SD, oversees students working on refurbished Apple MacBooks, saving the district thousands of dollars. (Photo: Will Drosche)
What districts need to know when hardware begins to break down

District Administration, January 2014

Baldwin County School District in Alabama spends $9 million per year on its Digital Renaissance program, which funds MacBook Air laptops for middle and high school students, and iPads for K2 students.
Options include bond issues, grants and reshuffling budgets
Students in the Orange County School District in North Carolina, above left, have sturdy laptops thanks to a blend of funding from a county sales tax and the district’s capital budget.
Districts leaders need to prepare for costs beyond buying tablets

District Administration, September 2013

Elementary school students from Pulaski Community School District in Wisconsin learn about photography with iPads during summer school.
More schools using iPads and other tablets to break down traditional learning barriers

District Administration, August 2013

Chris Belcher, superintendent of Columbia (Mo.) Public Schools, recognizes an outstanding teachers as part of the district’s educator of the year recognitions in 2012.
From metrics to methodology, our panel of superintendents provides insight on this hot-button topic

District Administration, May 2013

District Administration Leadership Institute members take a “no-holds-barred” look at the future.