Table of Contents: District Administration, January 2014

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Cover Story

Four models for personalization pay off in K12 districts



District leaders have lots of options for controlling costs and saving energy
New Haven turns to a private company to turn around one of its most troubled schools
Four models for personalization pay off in K12 districts
A Michigan district’s ad blitz aims to attract students beyond its borders

District CIO


Options include bond issues, grants and reshuffling budgets


Professional Opinion

Checks and balances put in place now can help solve problems later
Innovation will be built on merging the arts and sciences


Administrator Profile

Financially-struggling Inglewood USD was taken over by state in 2012


News Update

Administrators are examining results in hopes of raising student achievement
Big districts banding together to buy biodegradable trays made of sugar cane
Among nurses’ responsibilities is caring for the estimated 3 million children with food allergies
Common Core accelerates keyboarding instruction in elementary schools
Also: Michael McVey, superintendent of Steubenville City Schools in Ohio, was charged with three felony counts
Incoming mayor Bill de Blasio says he plans to charge charters rent for using public school buildings

Curriculum Update

Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Museum of Art helped create new curriculum
Student used pen and paper until funds for computer lab came through


In his new book, Will Richardson says schools aren't keeping up with the tech that drives today's students