Table of Contents: District Administration, September 2015

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Cover Story

Technology leads to strides in reducing severity of student athlete injuries



GPS and automated route systems improve safety and effectiveness
How the top teaching colleges prepare students for today’s classrooms
Four major lessons from round one of Common Core assessments
Technology leads to strides in reducing severity of student athlete injuries
Des Moines Superintendent Thomas Ahart drives education gains as poverty and ELL needs rise

District CIO

CIO News

The lines between the tech and instruction budgets have blurred in many districts


Lower costs, better materials make three-dimensional printing a reality for more districts


Professional Opinion

Why smaller class sizes, homework and projects don’t always benefit learning


District Dialogue

A discussion with David Tebo, chief of Hamilton Community Schools, about school-to-career opportunities


News Update

The number of public, year-round schools—also called “balanced-calendar” schools—increased by 26 percent from 2007 to 2012
The lines between homeschooling and the public ed system are beginning to blur
Salaries remain low, public school funding is down and some states have eliminated tenure protections
Every state in the country now has an anti-bullying law, but the regulations vary widely

Photo Essay

Sandy Grove Middle School in North Carolina produces more energy than it consumes

Common Core Update

Comparing state results across the country will be more difficult as testing becomes more fragmented
Many states have affirmed the standards but renamed them

People Watch

Shawnterra Moore becomes superintendent of South San Francisco USD


Teacher’s book about daily life in New York City schools examines education’s weak points
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