Table of Contents: District Administration, July 2015

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Cover Story

30 school systems honored for innovative programs that improve student achievement



30 school systems honored for innovative programs that improve student achievement
District leaders reach out to unenrolled students to expand programs and maximize state funding
New programs promote healthy eating, physical fitness and mental health
Law backs districts’ transgender accommodations, including access to all facilities, use of chosen name and community outreach

District CIO


Districts must maintain security while giving teachers and students freedom to explore

CIO News


Professional Opinion

An IRS “shared responsibility” rule is open to interpretation
Improving achievement by identifying students’ strengths


District Dialogue

No-rent home provides teaching opportunity for Superintendent Bob Horan’s students


News Update

A net-zero building produces more energy than it consumes within the course of a year
Recent reports reveal lack of female and minority students in AP computer science courses
Principals of traditional public schools getting the flexibility of charters
American Museum of Natural History provides research and lab experiences for under-resourced high school students
Districts turns to "energy savings performance contracts"
Hundreds of schools use standing desks, especially as costs drop to around $100 per unit

People Watch

Stephen Green takes over as superintendent of Dekalb County School District in Georgia this summer


Ending an outmoded industrial education system