Table of Contents: District Administration, July/Aug 2012

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Cover Story

Digital games are on the rise in classrooms.

Features

Feature

Guidance counselors, sometimes underappreciated in difficult budgetary times, are feeling more respect in their quest to combat bullying.
The non-traditional schools chief teams with Cambium to reform struggling districts.
Early learning is key, but some states are not making it a priority.

District CIO

CIO News

While hiring dedicated social media managers is commonplace in the private sector, it’s rarely seen in school districts.
A new survey of Louisiana schools reveals a critical issue facing most states nationwide: schools are lacking the technology needed to conduct online testing required by the Common Core State Standards.

Feature

The learning curve for launching programs is well worth the effort.

Opinion

Supervisors Opinion

A lesson in doing the right thing for students and your staff.

Professional Opinion

These sites are often overlooked for safety planning by school leaders.

Crisis Response

Dispelling the common assumptions associated with school shootings.

Going Mobile

Solutions

Research Center

Relationships can play a key role in reform efforts.

District Profile

Students are being trained to audit and help conserve electricity on district campuses.

Administrator Profile

The after-school supper program provides a late-day meal for students.

Problem/Solution

Briefings

News Update

The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future is expanding beyond Maryland.
Superintendents fear they may face the same fate as faltering U.S. cities and declare bankruptcy.
John Covington talks about the new organization to improve the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools in Michigan.
Community in Schools not only increases high school graduation rates, but creates more than $11 of economic benefit for the communities it serves.
This Portfolio Strategy has tripled in size in the last five years.
UPDATE: Schools will no longer face sequestration cuts in upcoming school year, although cuts for 2013-2014 still loom.
As school leaders across the nation prepare to implement the Common Core Standards in 2014, a new report proposes three options—with three costs—to use.