Nancy Mann Jackson

Articles by Nancy Mann Jackson

District Administration, June 2015

Students at Cherokee County School District use Pearson’s WriteToLearn to help them become better writers.
Computers advance as writing assessment tool that saves teachers time
Birmingham Public Schools use ETS’ Criterion as a learning and teaching tool. Students get immediate feedback on grammar and mechanics, as well as links to exemplary writing with detailed techniques to improve.
Experts to share thoughts about how administrators can address writing assessment concerns

District Administration, September 2014

Rachel Moseley, chief information officer at Scarsdale Public Schools in New York, above, shows Diego Gomez, a pre-law student doing an internship with her IT team last summer, where to find information on the district website and where to find the spreadsheet that he needs to update.
New systems do much more than track grades and schedules

District Administration, August 2014

Steve Green, maintenance supervisor at the New Albany-Floyd Consolidated School Corporation in Indiana, reviews a Grainger catalog looking for products to purchase online.
Districts cut costs, save time and extend buying power through purchasing co-ops
In larger districts, multiple levels of personnel get involved.

District Administration, July 2014

Jessica Shelly, food services director of Cincinnati Public Schools, sits with an elementary student during lunch. Their nutritious lunch includes milk, carrots, apple sauce and yogurt.
Federal healthy meals regulations present challenges, promise for district food programs

District Administration, May 2014

Career technology programs have evolved far beyond traditional vocational education classes of the last century
At POLYTECH High School, Delaware students take an EMT training course, something that was recently added because the region needed more EMTs.
Changing industry requirements mean even the most traditional career tech fields require more training

District Administration, April 2014

Tips including empowering leaders, sharing a vision and providing technical support
At Madison County Schools in Alabama, technology coordinator Tom Whitten, above on left, meets with his IT team to solve bandwidth issues in the district’s schools.
District leaders tackle bandwidth demand with different solutions

District Administration, March 2014

Tracey Green is substitute teacher for second graders at Bryan Elementary School in the Jefferson County School System in Birmingham.
Intensive training and tech tools ensure students aren’t losing valuable instruction time
In most budget-strapped school districts, adding health benefits for substitute teachers may not be an option

District Administration, February 2014

Matt Saferite, principal at Ramay Junior High School in the Fayetteville Public Schools, meets with ninth grade teacher Susan Whitley, using a new teacher evaluation system to start beneficial conversations with teachers.
As accountability intensifies, the role of secondary principals expands
Resources for professional development in four key areas

District Administration, January 2014

The Wake County Public School System opened Rolesville High School last August, a four-story school with 111 teaching spaces to serve 2,262 students at full capacity. It was made possible with a bond issue.
District leaders must win trust and prove funds are critical

District Administration, November 2013

Students at Haas Automation Inc. in California take part in a lesson. Haas supports SkillsUSA and manufacturing education, and is considered a best practice by the Manufacturing Institute.
Students learn business etiquette and more complex technology
California’s Pomona USD encourages seventh and eighth graders to start thinking about career paths

District Administration, August 2013

Andover (Mass.) Public Schools student can take MOOCs on biology, social justice, and Greek mythology.
Among the most obvious ways that MOOCs can benefit high school students is by offering courses that would not normally be available

District Administration, July 2013

New York school district will build and renovate 40 schools thanks to "P3 partnership" with firm