Outlook on instruction: Class around the clock

A 24/7 learning model—that’s personalized and partly controlled by students—will become more entrenched

Outlook on assessments: Crunch time for Common Core

New standards, which shall not be named, will pose technological problems but raise student learning

Outlook 2015: Debut of DA’s annual Year-Ahead issue

Predictions for the new year examine major trends reshaping classrooms

Schools clearing health care hurdles

District leaders revise spending strategies to cope with strains of Affordable Care Act

The Business of: Mail room management

Shift to digital distribution reduces labor and costs

Leadership lifts teachers

Job satisfaction jumps as more classroom educators coach—and lead—their colleagues

Career tech expands into new territory

Vocational education spans criminal justice to robotics to keep pace with today’s workforce

Police presence powers up in schools

School resource officers build relationships with students to help prevent violence

Keeping students out of school-to-prison pipeline

Some argue that schools with SROs have more student arrests

Social studies get comfortable with controversy

Current events teach critical thinking and the ability to debate