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How Productive Is Your District?

New study shows that per-pupil spending as nearly tripled over the last 40 years. While some states have shown improvements in student achievement, others have remained stagnant.

Ohio District Asks Snowbound Students to Log On

How one district uses snow days to extend the school day and online learning opportunities for their students.

Is Your District Protected from Botnets?

Botnets infiltrate computers and take advantage of the affected computers’ Web browser vulnerabilities while spreading spam and viruses.

Middle School Friends May Matter the Most

Study finds that changes in friendships while students transition from elementary school into the middle school years may trigger a student's academic success or defeat.

Central Falls District Rises from Failure to Transformation

The resolution that Gallo and the Central Falls Teachers' Union agreed upon.

Off the Record: What "No Child" Leaves Behind

After nine years of terrorizing schools nationwide, NCLB is about to be reformed, but even more importantly, renamed.

New Consortium Hopes to Capitalize on the Cloud

A new nonprofit organization plans to develop a set of best practices for the development of K12 content, tools and assessments hosted in the cloud.

Missouri District Sports New Electric-Powered Trucks

Lee's Summit (Mo.) R-7 School District has become the first district in the United States to operate an all-electric distribution fleet.

When Should Districts Observe Religious Holidays?

Some districts are finding that whether or not to include religious holidays on the academic calendar should be determined by what works best for each individual community.

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