Table of Contents: District Administration, March 2015

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Cover Story

More than 60 districts honored for innovative instruction that boosts achievement



Online sessions provide new opportunities for online speech and occupational therapies
Districts rapidly add programs to give all learners jump on higher ed
Upcoming NCTM conference highlights conceptual understanding and debate

District CIO


Teen tech skills help CIOs cope with staff shortages

CIO News

While protecting students’ privacy, the act also aims to give enough freedom for companies to conduct research


Professional Opinion

Federal regulations prove troubling for teacher preparation programs
Too many teacher prep programs have a low bar
Superintendent writes about a collaboration with local college and workforce programs that's boosting student success


District Dialogue

La Habra City School District superintendent gets students up and moving with new wellness program


News Update

Updated National Core Arts Standards add media arts such as animation, film, gaming and computer design
555,000-square-foot education complex houses middle school, high school and community center
Students study creative aspects of game design and programming at Florida magnet school
Nationwide, state funding for preschool increased by $672 million this year
Advocates say exams better prepare students to participate in a democratic society
Number of students served dinner or an after-school snack reached nearly 1 million last year
Program focuses on students making amends for disruptive behavior rather than suspensions
Many students lack ability to evaluate the reliability of information on the web
ASCD says schools and teachers shouldn't be evaluated based on standardized test scores

People Watch

Ann Clark and Henderson Lewis leading large districts in North Carolina and Louisiana


Adaptive and engaging products try to meet needs of individual students while aligning with standards
Competing on a global level starts with attracting—and retaining—the best and brightest teachers