Table of Contents: District Administration, July 2014

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Cover Story

Federal healthy meals regulations present challenges, promise for district food programs



Local specialities among the tasty dishes spicing up school cafeterias
Federal healthy meals regulations present challenges, promise for district food programs
From safety to staffing, tips for managing your school bus fleet

District CIO

CIO News

Exams include on-screen calculators and read-aloud instructions
Electronic devices represent the fastest-growing part of the world’s waste stream


What administrators need to know to boost access


Professional Opinion

Collaboration is key to improving professional skills
It’s time for a real debate on centralized standards


Administrator Profile

Superintendent Karen Garza uses collaboration and financial skills to move district forward


News Update

Report finds poor students and students of color less likely to be taught by a highly effective teacher
In 2010-11, 21 students died violent deaths in schools, and among 15-to-18-year-olds, 14 out of every 1,000 students were victims of violence
Granite School District receives first-of-its-kind, $4.6 million social impact bond from Goldman Sachs
Students with autism will no longer be transferred from one school to another without parental input
Districts of Distinction is a national recognition program to honor school districts that are leading the way with new ideas that work

People Watch

Also: Dan McMinimee was named superintendent of Jefferson County Schools in Colorado


With concerns rising about obesity and other health issues, there has been a push for healthier snacks
A lesson in applying quality standards to education reform