Don Parker-Burgard

Articles by Don Parker-Burgard

District Administration, Jan 2010

Lesson plan that discusses the terrorist attacks and their aftermath.

District Administration, Nov 2009

Study does not compare apples to apples.
Programs need revolutionary change, accommodating a range of learning styles.
Awards honor greater efficiency and cost-effective projects.
A Florida district accommodates more students in an abandoned store building.
A Massachusetts district won a citation for campus planning.
Allows states and districts to purchase land, build new buildings and/or renovate.
Eight criteria needed to be eligible for funds.
Investing in Innovation aims to close achievement gaps, improve teacher effectiveness, reduce dropout rates.
Bellingham (Wash.) School District learns a few tips.

District Administration, Oct 2009

Report lays out framework that establishes officers' roles in school.
Adopt-a-Watt brings solar-powered lights to bus stops.
Virtual college fairs get more popular, appeal to tech-savvy students.
More federal funds dedicated to raising student achievement.
Two organizations helping to mold the Common Core State Standards
Shallowater (Texas) schools creates energy savings to fund reading.

District Administration, Sep 2009

Fearing that the state will be ineligible, Superintendent Ramon Cortines is attempting to bypass the system.
Several states have lifted or eliminated caps on charter schools.
The president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools discusses the state of the charter school movement today and the challenges that lie ahead.
The University of Virginia School Turnaround Specialist Program equips principals and other administrators with the skills needed to bring about deep changes.
Movers and shakers impacting education
Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino have reversed their position on charter school expansion.
The Obama administration is taking the possibility of a severe swine flu outbreak in schools seriously.