Table of Contents: District Administration, November 2013

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Cover Story

GPS, maps, and alternative fuels also help districts save money



Students learn business etiquette and more complex technology
Figuring out the costs, the time, and the technology of implementation
GPS, maps, and alternative fuels also help districts save money
Design, policies, and products can increase accessibility beyond ADA requirements

District CIO


The role demands collaborative leadership, instructional skills, and (don’t forget) cutting edge technical expertise

CIO News

Cash-strapped districts can consider sharing a CIO with a neighboring district
District may enlist student hackers to help improve security on iPads


Professional Opinion

How to reconnect and re-engage school leaders with their communities


Tips on safeguarding data now, tomorrow, and in 15 years
Those who control the conversation call the shots


Administrator Profile

Leader of Oklahoma's Western Heights Schools finds solutions in high-tech programs


Curriculum Update

State stresses bilingualism as sure route to work and careers around the globe
Subjects like history and civics have taken a backseat to math, science and English

News Update

College for Every Student provides mentoring, community service opportunities, and exposure to college campuses
Chronic absences increasing the chances students will fall behind or drop out
Safe Sports awards given to districts taking steps to ensure wellbeing of student athletes
While some districts lean toward year-round schedules, others shortening the week as budgets drop
California district analyzing students’ public posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media
Denver Public Schools equipping buses with kiosk where students swipe passes before they get on or off
Fairfax County Public Schools working to move start of school from 7:20 a.m. to 8 a.m., or later
Richard Lyons, superintendent of Regional School Unit 22 in Maine, honored by New England Association of School Superintendents


Author of "The Smartest Kids in the World" discusses how other nations turned around their education systems