Ron Schachter

Articles by Ron Schachter

District Administration, September 2014

From treating sprained ankles to administering daily medication to checking asthmatic children, school nurses are handling more cases of student illnesses now more than ever. They are also being stretched to cover more ground in a  district, and work harder given recent budget cuts.
With limited budgets, districts search for right prescription for the growing role of nurses

District Administration, June 2014

Math teachers from Kings Canyon Middle School in the Fresno USD take content they have learned in PD and develop lessons together. They also study the Math Design Collaborative Formative Assessment Lesson to prepare for delivering it in the classroom.
How you can help your teachers at all levels update skills to cover new standards
At the Fresno USD, which uses coaches to help their peers, math teachers at Tenaya Middle School take content they learned and develop lessons together.
Teacher coaches are leading colleagues in transition to the new standards

District Administration, April 2014

At Sells Middle School in the Dublin City School District in Ohio, school administrators are using the Complete Student Safety and Behavior System technical tool to track student tardiness and how it might relate to school fights.
Added awareness, training and practice protect staff and students from violence
One principal is focusing on tardiness in effort to reduce fighting

District Administration, February 2014

A camper at Pittsburgh Public Schools' Camp University Prep learns how to use a pottery wheel.
A more engaging approach to learning brings summer schools to life
Summer programs for students in the Kashunamiut School District in western Alaska connect reading and math with native Alaskan culture.
Districts across U.S. are finding partners to provide financial support

District Administration, December 2013

New Tech High students, with teacher facilitators Christie and Tom Wolf, second and third from left, examine vines in the Copia demonstration gardens in a viticulture project.
Technology pushes PBL into fifth gear in K12
At the Sherli Drukdra School in Saldang, Nepal, students say morning prayers as the wind turbine churns in the background.
Class at the Academy of Engineering and Green Technology in Hartford designed solar-powered wind turbine

District Administration, October 2013

Judy Preston, standing, Brevard County’s associate superintendent for financial services, started energy-saving tactics after realizing the district was spending too much.
Schools analyzing everything from maintenance costs to lunch menus to save money
Geographic data helping districts find safe routes for students to take to school

District Administration, August 2013

School districts with social media policies unanimously prohibit the online sharing of student information and data, such as test scores, as well as information on other district personnel.
School districts try to craft social media policies that prevent misuse but don't interfere with free speech or educational benefits

District Administration, July 2013

Revised blueprints, aggressive campaigns rescue crucial K12 building projects

District Administration, June 2013

New national standards promise to revolutionize the content area.

District Administration, May 2013

Eighth graders in Main Street Middle School in the Soledad (Calif.) Unified School District take honors Algebra I.
Getting all students through Algebra I to improve graduation rates.

District Administration, April 2013

Some tips for success.
Learning the countries and cultures of students.
Minneapolis Public Schools
ESL programs face new challenges.

District Administration, March 2013

Recovering missing credits and self-esteem
Clark County Superintendent Dwight D. Jones, right, meets with one student last September.
New approaches to dropout prevention.

District Administration, Feb 2013

K12 leadership organizations are creating more training opportunities.
Leadership training options for district administrators.

District Administration, Jan 2013