News Update

More schools choose a four-day week

While some districts lean toward year-round schedules, others shortening the week as budgets drop

Social media monitoring of schools may have saved a life

California district analyzing students’ public posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media

Bus tracking tool gives parents peace of mind

Denver Public Schools equipping buses with kiosk where students swipe passes before they get on or off

When sleep becomes productive in Virginia schools

Fairfax County Public Schools working to move start of school from 7:20 a.m. to 8 a.m., or later

People Watch: Sheila Harrity named NASSP's principal of the year

Richard Lyons, superintendent of Regional School Unit 22 in Maine, honored by New England Association of School Superintendents

Connecticut school district responds to IDEA violations

Schools need more rigor to prep students for post-high school life

Only 39 percent of students tested met at least three of the four ACT test benchmarks

New technology helps identify football concussions

Sensors in helmets and other technology can measure impact of hits

Early college high schools get results

Women, minorities, and low-income students from these schools more likely to earn a college degree

Federal support to improve counseling in 35 districts

American School Counselor Association recommends a ratio of about 250 students per counselor