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Web Seminar: Engaging the Community Through Automated Communications

The latest notification systems enable district administrators to communicate instantly and across a variety of platforms to parents, teachers, staff and communities. Attend this web seminar to hear from a director of educational technology and a 15-year educational leadership veteran about their experiences using this technology in their districts.

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Web Seminar: Engaging the Community Through Automated Communications

The latest notification systems enable district administrators to communicate instantly and across a variety of platforms to parents, teachers, staff and communities. Attend this web seminar to hear from a director of educational technology and a 15-year educational leadership veteran about their experiences using this technology in their districts.

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Electronic privacy: Do schools have a role to play?

New technologies bring enormous benefits for administrators, students and teachers alike, but they come with risks, particularly to privacy and information security. And we are all too often in the dark when it comes to these risks.

Kansas ed policy rivals concur on rich, poor testing gap

Ideological rivals Diane DeBacker and Dave Trabert found common ground recently with agreement during a Kansas legislative hearing that an educational testing gap between poor and wealthy students continues to widen in the state. Union of thought on a solution to that statistical predicament, however, wasn’t to be found during a joint appearance before House and Senate education committee members.

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Common Core poses serious threat to school choice

The freedom-enhancing, life-improving power of school choice is more than a theory for me. It’s more than a talking points memo or teleprompter speech. Unlike many of the politicians paying lip service to National School Choice Week this week, the issue of expanding educational opportunity and freedom for all is something I live, breathe, practice and witness every day.

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What schools can learn from Harrington’s sex assault case

Parents in Harrington, Maine reacted with understandable anger and frustration when they learned an 11-year-old charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old was allowed to remain in the same school as his alleged victim. Many kept their children home in protest; they held a long meeting with the superintendent; a school board member resigned; and a petition is asking for a review of School Administrative District 37’s policies.

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Worcester superintendent of schools is graded 'proficient'

The Worcester, Mass. school committee gave Superintendent Melinda J. Boone an overall rating of "proficient" in her first review under a new format. It was the first time the committee had spoken with one voice on an evaluation, and it was the result of new state requirements that have changed how teachers, principals and superintendents are reviewed.

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Morgan Hill's superintendent choice riles Latinos and other parents

For the past year, Morgan Hill Unified School District in San Jose, Calif., has reeled from one controversy to another, from neighbors angry about a shuttered campus being reopened as a continuation school to bitter debates over opening two charter schools. Now the board has stirred up more contention by elevating its former human relations chief to superintendent without seeking other candidates—a process some believe was rushed and secret and further cemented divisions in the community.

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Superintendent of Trinity ASD in Pennsylvania charged with drunk driving

The superintendent of the Trinity Area School District in Washington County, Pa., was charged with drunk driving recently in Ohio Township, Allegheny County. Paul Kasunich, 54, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and careless driving.

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EASD hears application for proposed charter school

Some say because Easton ASD in Pennsylvania has slashed so many teachers and programs in recent years, it should have a charter school in the district that will have smaller class sizes and provide more hands-on learning for children. Others say the cash-strapped school district shouldn't have a charter school that would "drain the district of money" and take some of its children away.

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