Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:57pm
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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:51pm
Districts must do more to ensure low-income and minority students have access to top-notch teachers, according to a new report. Poor students and students of color are less likely to be taught by a highly effective teacher than are other students, but there are some pockets where change is occurring.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:41pm
Philadelphia students with autism will no longer be transferred from one school to another without parental input, a June settlement states. The district must now send a letter in January informing parents that their child will be transferred in September.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:29pm
Recent school stabbings and cases of students caught with weapons have driven some districts to ban traditional cloth backpacks in favor of easily searchable clear or mesh bags.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:14pm
High-quality preschools in a Utah district began receiving funds from a first-of-its-kind, $4.6 million social impact bond from investment banking firm Goldman Sachs last fall. The goal is to improve instruction in order to prevent students from needing special education or remedial services.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:08am
We believe that, at most schools, there is time built into the schedule that can be used to help teachers flip their classes. Many schools have professional learning communities (PLC) and time is set aside for groups of teachers to collaborate, to work on district initiatives and be agents of change in the schools.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 9:31am
If your school district is engaged in an innovative project that is improving student outcomes, streamlining operations or meeting the needs of your community, it could be a District of Distinction. Just launched by District Administration magazine, Districts of Distinction is a national recognition program to honor school districts that are leading the way with new ideas that work.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 9:23am
The arts are driving up test scores and closing achievement gaps in more than 30 Mississippi schools that are blending music, theater, visual art and dance into core subjects. The Whole Schools Initiative trains teachers to integrate arts into math, science, English and history.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 9:20am
In a New Jersey seventh-grade history class, students put Christopher Columbus “on trial” to learn about seven traits: service, positivity, compassion, respect, integrity, motivation and responsibility.