Table of Contents: District Administration, December 2014

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Cover Story

DA presents its annual Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products



District leaders revise spending strategies to cope with strains of Affordable Care Act
Shift to digital distribution reduces labor and costs
Job satisfaction jumps as more classroom educators coach—and lead—their colleagues

District CIO


Software allows districts to manage and secure a wide range of tablets and other devices

CIO News

New laws set rules for how districts should store this information, and for informing parents what data has been collected


Professional Opinion

Best practices for administrators coaching administrators
Massachusetts school system is a 'petri dish full of best practice ideas'


Portrait of a Leader

Phoenix superintendent Kent Scribner believes society and economy flourish when all students, regardless of birthplace, are learning


News Update

It’s up to states and districts to determine how to implement accommodations
More districts are searching internationally to find candidates for difficult-to-fill math and science positions
But they continue to trail their white peers in many areas of academic success
Principals, teachers, tech experts and other educators have created dozens of robust, professional learning networks
E-learning could relieve districts of having to add make-up days at end of year

Photo Essay

Karner Blue Education Center built using design strategies from hospitals and mental health facilities

People Watch

Darienne Driver is first woman and one of youngest to be named superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools


Schools—and teaching—must change to compete in a knowledge economy