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Many school systems lack the means to evaluate teacher effectiveness

Teachers are the single most important factor in student learning. Yet, our field as a whole spends little time ensuring that only the best teachers enter our classrooms—and even less time ensuring that the best teachers feel supported.

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Lack of school tech leaders slows progress

Districts that don’t have a full time chief technology officer may have a harder time keeping up with E-rate modernization and the shift to online testing, technology experts say.

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CIOs are not just techies anymore

The job now emands collaborative leadership, instructional skills, and (don’t forget) cutting edge technical expertis.

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Time for a social studies revival?

Some educators are making a push to bring a renewed emphasis to social studies, as subjects like history and civics have taken a backseat to math, science and English in the nation’s rush to improve academic achievement.

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More schools choose a four-day week

While some districts are leaning toward year-round schedules, some are actually shortening the week as budgets continue to drop and state officials allow scheduling flexibility.

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Football fatalities increase need for sports safety

In September, a 16-year-old high school football player from Brocton Central School District in western New York died after being knocked unconscious by a helmet-to-helmet collision during a game.

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Protecting students and faculty from irreparable data loss

It’s important to understand the latest issues, technologies, and trends affecting data protection in K12 institutions to safeguard critical information.

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Low-income students nearing majority in U.S. public schools

Nearly half of all students in public schools are now considered low income and therefore eligible for free or reduced lunch. And in 17 states, those students are already the majority, says a new report.

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Report: 10 percent of students miss too much school

An estimated one in 10 students in the United States are chronically absent from school, increasing the chances they will fall behind or drop out.

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Career tech shifts into higher gear

More states and districts are making changes to their career tech programs to better prepare graduates for today’s jobs. Students are learning business etiquette and more complex technology.

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