Courtney Williams

Products Editor

Courtney Williams started working at District Administration last summer after finding the perfect job that combines both of her passions- education and journalism. Courtney holds a Master's of Education from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor's in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Before DA, Courtney worked as an associate producer for Good Morning Arizona in Phoenix, Ariz. and taught sophomore English in Tucson, Ariz. In her free time, Courtney works as a learning specialist in Fairfield County, Conn. and practices hot yoga to remind her of summers back home.

Articles by Courtney Williams

District Administration, October 2012

Innovative tools provide low-cost Internet access and help district leaders keep students and infrastructure safe.

District Administration, September 2012

A guide to one segment of education technology
The latest in hardware, software, books & materials, facilities and the Internet

District Administration, July/Aug 2012

John Covington talks about the new organization to improve the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools in Michigan.
The new program provides a meal for 1,700 students enrolled in after-school activities.
The after-school supper program provides a late-day meal for students.

District Administration, June 2012

Discovery Education
Tech-savvy Florida district adopts digital textbooks.
NAF Mobile apps
Students produced three components for their culminating project: a business plan, a working mobile app, and a strategy to bring the app to the Android market.
Next school year, teachers will use diary maps to update their lessons based on student success.
Homegrown software enables teachers to update the curriculum regularly.

District Administration, May 2012

rural 4G
President Obama hopes to bring high-speed wireless Internet to all rural areas in the next five years.
Clover Ridge Elementary School
This school chief stresses daily intervention, professional development and leadership.
Springfield (Pa.) Literacy Center, sustainable schools
The Springfield (Pa.) Literacy Center has won six awards for sustainability and is LEED certified.

District Administration, April 2012

The shortage of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in schools has caused some districts to choose virtual speech therapy.
These three districts have used grants or special taxes to retrofit buildings, saving money and increasing security.