Table of Contents: District Administration, August 2015

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Cover Story

Many school leaders say they are renovating or building to maximize space and update old facilities

Features

Feature

Districts find unique revenue streams in corporate partnerships
Many school leaders say they are renovating or building to maximize space and update old facilities
Understanding coverage needs to proactively mitigate risks in districts large and small
Districts deploy the science of learning to engage students, close achievement gaps and overcome disabilities

District CIO

Feature

How to upgrade your network to handle today’s education traffic

CIO News

Personalizing learning, teaching complex thinking and reimagining role of teachers will be challenges

Opinion

Professional Opinion

Five big benefits of applying for new grants
Constructive feedback can be an effective tool for both districts and potential employees

Briefings

Curriculum Update

Cyber Civics curriculum focuses on digital citizenship, critical thinking
12 teachers at a Boston public charter school received six hours of training in 'resiliency curriculum'

News Update

Federal program allows schools with high poverty rates to replace traditional, tiered-price meal programs
5 other states have rejected the proposal
Organizations such as the National Association of Secondary School Principals recommend districts hire a school resource officer instead of arming staff members
Scottsdale USD tries to build bonds between its high schools and middle schools
Compton USD sued over alleged treatment of students who'd witnessed violence

Common Core Update

Iowa middle school students leave early one day each week so teachers can analyze test results

Photo Essay

Arizona district adds robotics and a STEM drama club

People Watch

Highland Park ISD in Kansas and Brevard County, Fla. name new superintendents

Departments

Education policy advocate explains why we should diversify the overwhelmingly white U.S. teaching force
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