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Be a source for our story: School-to-prison pipeline

District Administration wants to talk to superintendents and other district leaders who have found zero-tolerance discipline policies to be ineffective and replaced them with innovative ways to correct behavior and guarantee security. To participate in the story, please follow the link to contact us.

School Psychologist

Be a source for our story

As testing has increased, some educators and parents have sought alternative solutions to assessing student learning. For an upcoming story, District Administration is examining the thinking and technology behind cutting edge assessment techniques that may eliminate the stress of testing. If you can be a source, please follow the link to contact us.

Superintendent of Schools

Principal

More quality teachers needed for poor students

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.

Court decision ends ‘autism shuffle’ in Philly schools

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.

Can see-through backpacks prevent school violence?

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.

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