Table of Contents: District Administration, February 2014

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Cover Story

As accountability intensifies, the role of secondary principals expands



As accountability intensifies, the role of secondary principals expands
A more engaging approach to learning brings summer schools to life
New laws and policies empower administrators to dismiss ineffective teachers
More districts using technology to customize instruction

District CIO


How districts can prepare technology for Common Core assessments and beyond

CIO News

Most school networks are designed to support one computer per five students


Professional Opinion

Risk control expert offers tips and guidelines for school administrators
How Greenbrier Public Schools is achieving actionable results
Short-term rewards are not a viable strategy for long-term reading growth
The School Board’s role in governance is vital to be successful in leading the school district.


District Profile

As the “globe” walks into this district, STEM and language programs are strengthened


News Update

Author of guidebook says highest achievers have become an 'afterthought'
Pewaukee School District wins Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Google+ program helps classrooms confined by budget cuts explore the world outside of school
U.S. students score average in reading and science, below average in math on international assessment
Early start times don’t match the adolescent biological clock, one expect says
Also: Dana T. Bedden becomes superintendent of Richmond Public Schools in Virginia
St. Louis-area high school renovated to allow for more flexible, collaborative spaces


Equipment can keep a watchful eye over students and prevent the wrong people from entering
Richard Culatta, of U.S. Office of Educational Technology, describes how schools can vet information
Recommended reading includes books on leadership, regulation and discipline