Table of Contents: District Administration, June 2012

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Cover Story

Schools are only beginning to prepare students for a changing landscape.



But can they do it all? And at what cost?
States and districts are adopting policies to make the final year of high school more rigorous.
Unlike predecessor Michelle Rhee, Chancellor Kaya Henderson of the District of Columbia Public Schools works to balance accountability with collegiality.

District CIO

CIO News

Tech-savvy Florida district adopts digital textbooks.
Students produced three components for their culminating project: a business plan, a working mobile app, and a strategy to bring the app to the Android market.


Trad Robinson, chief information officer of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, found the transition from a traditional public school to a specialized school as a great opportunity to change lives.


Apps and digital content are on the rise, and the multitouch interface may prove to be a game-changer for K12 schools.


Going Mobile

One-to-one across the nation by 2015 is inevitable.

Online Edge

We have to stop acting as if content and teachers are scarce.

New Directions

It's being paved by your teacher innovators.


Administrator Profile

Collaborative technologies have bridged miles and led to across-the-board student improvement.

District Profile

Homegrown software enables teachers to update the curriculum regularly.


News Update

One student's plight propels the DREAM Act forward.
New bill will allow low-and middle-income students attending Louisiana low-performing public schools to receive state-funded vouchers.
The 2011-2012 school year marked the first time in decades that Texas school districts could purchase instructional materials without approval by the state board of education.

Arts Update

Calif. constituents join together to form Create CA, an initiative to make arts education a priority.
New PCAH initiative will place robust arts programs in eight low-performing schools.


Like Kaya Henderson, chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, the curricular subject of geography has been flying under the radar.