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Articles by Ron Schachter
District Administration, Nov/Dec 2011
How to Avoid Testing Irregularities
One administrator uses professional development to steer clear of inadvertent violations of testing protocol.
Taking the Helm in Cheating Scandals
District leaders are increasing security and laying down the law to avert cheating on high-stakes tests.
District Administration, October 2011
Tips for a Successful Science Fair
K12 administrators, looking to encourage quality student projects, can follow these suggestions from various experts.
How Are Science Fairs Faring?
As districts pull back, fair organizers promote STEM and recruit young scientists, and corporations are offering national competitions to fill the void.
District Administration, September 2011
The Road to Rigor
Raising the bar across the curriculum has become serious business.
SIDEBAR, September 2011
Raising the Bar for the Learning Disabled in Florida
Almost all of the 15 percent of Florida’s public school students identified as having learning disabilities are not exempt from the state’s push for rigor.
District Administration, Jul 2011
The Social Media Dilemma
While some districts are making the most of popular social networks, others are not choosing the "Like" button.
District Administration, June 2011
Exploding state budget deficits are forcing administrators to cut their own jobs.
District Administration, Apr 2011
Helping STEM Take Root
School districts ramp up science, technology, engineering and math curriculum as it gains more attention locally and nationally.
District Administration, Mar 2011
Global Learning Scales Up
Districts build on the success of private, internationally oriented schools and foreign language programs.
District Administration, Nov 2010
A Call for Technology Leadership
New recommendations urge every superintendent to have a technology strategy—or risk falling behind.
SIDEBAR, Nov 2010
New Web site doubles as online community and professional development center.
District Administration, Oct 2010
The Price of a Good Education
Do per-pupil expenditures equal school success?
District Administration, Sep 2010
DA's 10th Annual Salary Survey: A Salary Recession for School Administrators?
In addition to the 2009-2010 salary survey data from Educational Research Services, DA shows how administrators are feeling their share of pain given the economic stranglehold on district budgets.
District Administration, Jun 2010
SPECIAL REPORT: States of Debate: A New Dawn in the Sunshine State
Over the last 15 years, Florida has become a battleground for school reform. The second of a three-state series.
District Administration, May 2010
Power to the Students!
Student empowerment is becoming a catchword—and a way of life—on campuses around the country.
District Administration, Apr 2010
Sports for Life
Physical education classes incorporate alternative activities for students to lead healthier lives.
SIDEBAR, Apr 2010
From Alternative Sports to Technology?
District Administration, Mar 2010
Toward a More Perfect Union
At last, teachers' unions are beginning to support bold school reform.
District Administration, Feb 2010
Pursuing Peace in Chicago
Ron Huberman has spent his first year as schools CEO confronting an epidemic of urban teen violence.
District Administration, Jan 2010
Discipline Gets the Boot
While zero-tolerance policies come into question, urban districts are trying alternatives—and seeing considerable success.
SIDEBAR, Jan 2010
North Lawndale Prep’s Commitment to Peace
Refurbished Textbooks, Too
District Administration, Nov 2009
Mobile Devices in the Classroom
Phones, netbooks and iPods are finding a place in the curriculum and expanding student access to technology.
District Administration, Oct 2009
Digital Classrooms Take Flight
Innovative alternatives are giving the traditional textbook a run for its money.
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