Noteworthy Books: "Hire Better Teachers Now" and other reading picks for district leaders

Recommended reading includes books on the levers that improve learning and creating student-engaged assessment systems

6 strategies for telling your district’s technology story

Sometimes it can be a challenge for administrators to convey to a broad audience how a school district is transforming teaching

Three school leaders win NASSP’s 2014 Digital Principals Award

Online learning softens impact of snow days

E-learning days can prevent lost class time when weather closes schools

Crisis averted …and exploited

How an online educational continuity plan can also improve year-round learning goals

New Jersey schools to teach social media

Students in grades 6 through 8 will take class that will teach appropriate use of various social media sites

People Watch: Former N.C. governor leads new nonprofit

Also: New York state lawmakers call for delay in Common Core tests

Teachers create own blended learning courses

The Business of: 9 ways to better manage energy in your district

District leaders have lots of options for controlling costs and saving energy

How school districts are funding 1-to-1

Options include bond issues, grants and reshuffling budgets