Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:08pm
In schools across the country, students are swapping their pencils and bubble sheets for computing devices and online tests. Proponents say online assessment is the wave of the future. Opponents say teachers and students aren’t ready. But perhaps the most crucial argument for embracing online assessments is immediacy.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:43pm
Iowa’s Clinton Community School District has incorporated two cutting-edge programs into its learning environment in hopes of giving students a better chance at graduating and succeeding in college or career.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:28pm
If you are planning to show anti-bullying videos or to feature guest presenters that convey the message, “Don’t bully, you could cause someone to commit suicide,” you should think twice. This message is not only ineffective, but is potentially highly dangerous.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:31am
As the economy continues its slow crawl out of the recession, school districts that had put off capital purchases are now replacing outdated equipment and buying new technology. However, administrators are still considering large-scale acquisitions with caution.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:21am
Sports teams in a growing number of school districts can only return to their fields, gymnasiums, rinks and pools each September with the support of parent-run booster clubs. As budgets tighten, these clubs, which have provided high school athletes with everything from uniforms to scoreboards to travel money for competitions or games, are expanding into elementary and middle schools.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:03am
Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, many superintendents continue to grapple with educating today’s students and preparing for tomorrow’s—with yesterday’s funding levels.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:24pm
Alvin Crawley relishes the days he can get a little dirty. Recently, he played kickball with elementary school students, then dusted off his new suit before returning to his office. Crawley might not sound like a typical superintendent, but he is managing a $215 million budget, collaborating with the teachers union, and ensuring students are engaged in their learning.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:11pm
As the number of children with life-threatening allergies, asthma and other chronic medical conditions increases, several large districts have shed nurses because of budget crunches.Still, districts nationwide are pursuing a range of solutions to these mounting health care challenges.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:48pm
Technology is revolutionizing the study of science. New lab products allow more engaging and safer experiments. Following the BYOD and 1-to-1 trend, many of these products come with mobile apps so students can take their inquiries outside the classroom and analyze data in the field.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:39pm
Robust systems that automate a wide range of tasks allow for more efficient business operations and ensure that mission-critical processes are done properly and at the right time.